Midas 8

Overview

Destination: Medium Earth Orbit
Mission: Government/Top Secret

Medium Earth Orbit Space Launch Complex 3E Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

MIDAS Series 3 (Military Defense Alarm System) early warning satellite.

Atlas Agena B

Family: Atlas
Configuration: LV-3 Agena B

The Atlas LV-3A was a largely unsuccessful configuration until it was given an Agena B upper stage. It was responsible for the launch of Mariner II to Venus and had one of the first engines that could be restarted in orbit.

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Specifications
  • Length
    20.27 m
  • Diameter
    3.05 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    130 T
  • Thrust
    363 kN
Family
  • Name
    Atlas Agena B
  • Family
    Atlas
  • Variant
    LV-3 Agena B
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Atlas LV-3 Agena B
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $14210000
  • Low Earth Orbit
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

United States Air Force

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Commander-in-Chief: President of the US Founded: 1947 Successes: 972 Failures: 106 Pending: 0

Agency Type: Government

The United States Air Force (USAF) is the air service branch of the United States Armed Forces, and is one of the eight uniformed services of the United States. Originally created on 1 August 1907, as a part of the United States Army Signal Corps, the USAF was established as a separate branch of the United States Armed Forces in 1947 with the enactment of the National Security Act of 1947.

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