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Atlas F/OIS
Part of Atlas Family
American orbital launch vehicle. Atlas F + 1 x OIS upper stage.

Status: Retired 1979. First Launch: 1979-02-24. Last Launch: 1979-02-24. Number: 1 . Thrust: 1,731.00 kN (389,144 lbf). Gross mass: 120,000 kg (260,000 lb). Height: 32.10 m (105.30 ft). Diameter: 3.05 m (10.00 ft). Apogee: 550 km (340 mi).



Family: orbital launch vehicle. Country: USA. Spacecraft: Solwind. Launch Sites: Vandenberg, Vandenberg SLC3W. Stages: Atlas E/F, Atlas MA-3, Star 27. Agency: Convair.

1979 February 24 - . 08:24 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg SLC3W. LV Family: Atlas. Launch Vehicle: Atlas F/OIS.
  • Solwind (P 78-1) - . Payload: P 78-1. Mass: 1,331 kg (2,934 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Class: Earth. Type: Magnetosphere satellite. Spacecraft: Solwind. Decay Date: 1985-09-30 . USAF Sat Cat: 11278 . COSPAR: 1979-017A. Apogee: 317 km (196 mi). Perigee: 310 km (190 mi). Inclination: 97.8000 deg. Period: 90.80 min.

    Atlas booster 27F successfully launched Space Test Program Flight P78-1 from Space Launch Complex 3W, Vandenberg AFB, California. The primary payload on the spacecraft was a gamma spectrometer sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Ionosphere and magnetosphere studies; destroyed on 13 September 1985 (while still functioning) as part of an American ASAT test.



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