Samos-E6 1

Overview

Destination: Polar Orbit
Mission: Government/Top Secret

Polar Orbit Space Launch Complex 3W Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

Samos E-6 (Satellite and Missile Observation System) was an attempt to create an medium-resolution reconnaissance satellite with film return via reentry capsule.

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
    $$14.21M
  • Low Earth Orbit
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

United States Air Force

United States Air Force

(USAF)

Successes: 69 Failures: 22 Pending: 0

Agency Type: Government

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Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

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