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Atlas F/Agena D
Part of Atlas Family
Atlas F + 1 x Agena D upper stage.

AKA: Atlas/Agena F/D. Status: Retired 1978. First Launch: 1978-06-27. Last Launch: 1978-06-27. Number: 1 . Thrust: 1,731.00 kN (389,144 lbf). Gross mass: 130,000 kg (280,000 lb). Height: 34.60 m (113.50 ft). Diameter: 3.05 m (10.00 ft). Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

LEO Payload: 800 kg (1,760 lb). Payload: 1,000 kg (2,200 lb) to a GTO.


More at: Atlas F/Agena D.

Family: orbital launch vehicle. Country: USA. Engines: LR105-7, LR89-7, Bell 8096. Spacecraft: Seasat. Launch Sites: Vandenberg, Vandenberg SLC3W. Stages: Agena D, Atlas E/F, Atlas MA-3. Agency: Convair.

1978 June 27 - . 01:12 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg SLC3W. LV Family: Atlas. Launch Vehicle: Atlas F/Agena D.
  • Seasat 1 - . Payload: Seasat A. Mass: 2,300 kg (5,000 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: JPL, NASA. Class: Earth. Type: Earth resources radar satellite. Spacecraft: Seasat. USAF Sat Cat: 10967 . COSPAR: 1978-064A. Apogee: 765 km (475 mi). Perigee: 761 km (472 mi). Inclination: 108.0000 deg. Period: 100.10 min.

    An Atlas booster launched SEASAT-A, a NASA satellite. The purpose of the mission was to evaluate the use of microwave instruments to obtain oceanographic data. The launch was successful, but the satellite ceased functioning because of an electrical short after 99 days of operation. Oceanographic. Spacecraft engaged in practical applications and uses of space technology such as weather or communication (US Cat C).



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