Atlas LV-3A

In-active Atlas

United States Air Force (USAF)

None

Description

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.

Specifications
  • Length
    20.27 m
  • Diameter
    3.05 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    130 T
  • Thrust
    363 kN
Family
  • Name
    Atlas LV-3A
  • Family
    Atlas
  • Variant
    LV-3A
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Atlas LV-3A Agena B
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $$14.21M
  • Low Earth Orbit
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

United States Air Force

Government
None
USAF

None

Atlas LV-3A | Samos 5

United States Air Force | USA
Vandenberg AFB, CA, USA
Dec. 22, 1961, 7:12 p.m.
Status: Partial Failure
Unknown Mission

There are no mission or payload details available for this launch.


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Atlas LV-3A | Samos 4

United States Air Force | USA
Vandenberg AFB, CA, USA
Nov. 22, 1961, 8:45 p.m.
Status: Failure
Unknown Mission

There are no mission or payload details available for this launch.


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Atlas LV-3A | Ranger 2

United States Air Force | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Nov. 18, 1961, 8:12 a.m.
Status: Failure
Unknown Mission

There are no mission or payload details available for this launch.


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Atlas LV-3A | MIDAS 4 & Westford-1

United States Air Force | USA
Vandenberg AFB, CA, USA
Oct. 21, 1961, 1:53 p.m.
Status: Success
Unknown Mission

There are no mission or payload details available for this launch.


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Atlas LV-3A | Samos 3

United States Air Force | USA
Vandenberg AFB, CA, USA
Sept. 9, 1961, 7:28 p.m.
Status: Failure
Unknown Mission

There are no mission or payload details available for this launch.


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Atlas LV-3A | Ranger 1

United States Air Force | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Aug. 23, 1961, 10:04 a.m.
Status: Partial Failure
Unknown Mission

There are no mission or payload details available for this launch.


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Atlas LV-3A | MIDAS 3

United States Air Force | USA
Vandenberg AFB, CA, USA
July 12, 1961, 3:11 p.m.
Status: Success
Unknown Mission

There are no mission or payload details available for this launch.


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Atlas LV-3A | Samos 2

United States Air Force | USA
Vandenberg AFB, CA, USA
Jan. 31, 1961, 8:21 p.m.
Status: Success
Unknown Mission

There are no mission or payload details available for this launch.


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