DSCS-3 B8

Overview

Destination: Geostationary Orbit
Mission: Communications

Geostationary Orbit Launch Complex 36A Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

DSCS-3 (Defense Satellite Communications System 3) are geostationary communications satellites, which provide a robust anti-jam, nuclear hardened capability that supports Department of Defense (DoD) worldwide requirements, White House and Diplomatic communications. They are the follow-on generation of the DSCS-2 satellites.

Atlas IIA

Family: Atlas
Configuration: IIA

Atlas II was a member of the Atlas family of launch vehicles, which evolved from the successful Atlas missile program of the 1950s. It was designed to launch payloads into low earth orbit, geosynchronous transfer orbit or geosynchronous orbit. Sixty-three launches of the Atlas II, IIA and IIAS models were carried out between 1991 and 2004; all sixty-three launches were successes, making the Atlas II the most reliable launch system in history.

Specifications
  • Stages
    3
  • Length
    47.54 m
  • Diameter
    3.04 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    3.04 m
  • Launch Mass
    204 T
  • Thrust
    2479 kN
Family
  • Name
    Atlas IIA
  • Family
    Atlas
  • Variant
    IIA
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Atlas IIA
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    6580 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    2810 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin

(LMT)

Founded: 1953 Successes: 77 Failures: 3 Pending: 0

Agency Type: Commercial

Lockheed Martin's Space Division started in the production of missiles and later ICBM's in the 1950s. Their TITAN missile system was used for 12 Gemini spacecraft and the Voyager probes. They have worked largely in collaboration with NASA on many of their probes, landers, and spacecraft, and hope to play a key role in NASA's return to the moon in 2024.

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Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

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