Strawman 2

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Government/Top Secret

Low Earth Orbit Space Launch Complex 1W Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

The Strawman series of ELINT/SIGINT satellites, known for decades only as "Heavy Ferrets", are the fourth variation of Agena-based ELINT satellites. These satellites were designed to detect, map and investigate SAM and ABM radars.

Thorad SLV-2G Agena D

Family: Thor
Configuration: SLV-2G Agena D

Thor-Agena was a series of orbital launch vehicles. The rockets used Thor first stages and Agena second stages. They are thus cousins of the more-famous Thor-Deltas, which founded the Delta rocket family.

Specifications
  • Stages
    3
  • Length
    32.9 m
  • Diameter
    2.44 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    2.44 m
  • Launch Mass
    91 T
  • Thrust
    1444 kN
Family
  • Name
    Thorad SLV-2G Agena D
  • Family
    Thor
  • Variant
    SLV-2G Agena D
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Thorad SLV-2G Agena D
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $$19.56
  • Low Earth Orbit
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

McDonnell Douglas

McDonnell Douglas

(MDC)

Successes: 369 Failures: 37 Pending: 0

Agency Type: Commercial

WIKI

Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

Space Launch Complex 1W


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5 days, 1 hour ago
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1 week, 6 days ago
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2 weeks, 6 days ago
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Long March 3
Success
3 weeks ago
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Launch Complex 3 ( LC-3 ) ( LA-1 ) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

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Kuaizhou
Success
3 weeks ago
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Unknown Pad - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

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Success
4 weeks ago
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Wenchang - Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

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