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SAMOS 3

NSSDCA ID: SAMOS3

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.

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1961-09-09
Launch Vehicle: Atlas
Launch Site: Point Arguello, United States
Mass: 1890.0 kg

Funding Agency

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

Discipline

  • Surveillance and Other Military

Additional Information

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