RTS-1 1

Overview

Destination: Polar Orbit
Mission: Government/Top Secret

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

The RTS-1 (Research Test Series 1), also known as MIDAS-RTS-1 or AFP-461, was an extension to the MIDAS program of early warning satellites.

Atlas SLV-3 Agena D

Family: Atlas
Configuration: SLV-3 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 SLV-3 Agena D
  • Family
    Atlas
  • Variant
    SLV-3 Agena D
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Atlas SLV-3 Agena D
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    1000 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
    700 kg
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Convair

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Founded: 1943 Successes: 195 Failures: 25 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.

WIKI

Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

Space Launch Complex 3E


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2 weeks, 3 days ago
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Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

A batch of 53 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


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