LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Fri Nov 18 1983
United States Air Force

DMSP-5D2 F7

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

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(6:32 AM UTC)

Launch Window Start

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(6:32 AM UTC)

Launch Window End

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(6:32 AM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

Type

No Recovery Specified

Rocket Details

Name:

SM-65E Atlas

Description:

The SM-65E Atlas, or Atlas-E, was an operational variant of the Atlas missile. It first flew on 11 October 1960, and was deployed as an operational ICBM from September 1961 until April 1966. Following retirement as an ICBM, the Atlas-E, along with the Atlas-F, was refurbished for orbital launches as the Atlas E/F.

SM-65E Atlas rocket
MISSION OVERVIEW
  • Type: Government/Top Secret
  • Military meteorological satellite
COMPLEX OVERVIEW

Location

Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

Pad

Space Launch Complex 3W