Vela 3A & 3B

Overview

Destination: Elliptical Orbit
Mission: Government/Top Secret

Elliptical Orbit Space Launch Complex 13 Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

The Vela (meaning "watchman" in Spanish) series of spacecraft were designed to monitor worldwide compliance with the 1963 nuclear test ban treaty.

Atlas Agena D

Family: Atlas
Configuration: Agena D

The Atlas-Agena was an American expendable launch system derived from the SM-65 Atlas missile. It was a member of the Atlas family of rockets, and was launched 109 times between 1960 and 1978.

Specifications
  • Stages
    2
  • Length
    36.0 m
  • Diameter
    3.0 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    3.0 m
  • Launch Mass
    155 T
  • Thrust
    1340 kN
Family
  • Name
    Atlas Agena D
  • Family
    Atlas
  • Variant
    Agena D
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Atlas LV-3 Agena D
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    1000 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
    700 kg
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Convair

Convair

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Founded: 1943 Successes: 1 Failures: 0 Pending: 0

Agency Type: Commercial

Convair, previously Consolidated Vultee, was an American aircraft manufacturing company that later expanded into rockets and spacecraft. The company was formed in 1943 by the merger of Consolidated Aircraft and Vultee Aircraft. In 1953 it was purchased by General Dynamics, and operated as their Convair Division for most of its corporate history.

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