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SAMOS 3

NSSDCA ID: SAMOS3
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Description

SAMOS 3 was a US Air Force first generation photo surveillance satellite attempted to be launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base aboard an Atlas Agena-B rocket. It exploded on the launch pad.

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    Facts in Brief

    Launch Date: 1961-09-09
    Launch Vehicle: Atlas
    Launch Site: Point Arguello, United States
    Mass: 1890 kg

    Funding Agency

    • Department of Defense-Department of the Air Force (United States)

    Discipline

    • Surveillance and Other Military

    Additional Information

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