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Orion 3

Titan 401A Centaur

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Orion 3

Type: Government/Top Secret

The Orion 3 and 4 (RIO 3, 4) satellites, which are generally known as ‘Advanced Orion’ or ‘Mentor’, are geostationary signals intelligence satellites, which replaced the Magnum / Orion series. Their purpose is to intercept missile telemetry from Russia and China and the COMINT capability of the Mercury satellites was merged into this series. These satellites are launched under the designation Program 7600.

Location

Space Launch Complex 40

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

865 rockets have launched from Cape Canaveral, FL, USA.

Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Rocket

Titan 401A Centaur – Lockheed Martin

Family: Titan
Length: 63.1 m
Diameter: 3.05 m
Launch Mass: 868 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 21680 kg

The Titan 401A Centaur was manufactured by Lockheed Martin with the first launch on 1994-02-07. Titan 401A Centaur has 8 successful launches and 1 failed launches with a total of 9 launches. Titan IV was a family of heavy-lift space launch vehicles developed by Martin Marietta and operated by the United States Air Force from 1989 to 2005.

Agency

United States Air Force

Type: Government
Abbreviation: USAF

Country: USA

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