LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Mon Mar 03 1980
United States Air Force

Parcae 3A,B,C & MSD 3

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

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(9:27 AM UTC)

Launch Window Start

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(9:27 AM UTC)

Launch Window End

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(9:27 AM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

Type

No Recovery Specified

Rocket Details

Name:

Atlas F MSD

Description:

The Atlas E/F (or SB-1A) was an American expendable launch system and sounding rocket built using parts of decommissioned SM-65 Atlas missiles. It was a member of the Atlas family of rockets.

Atlas F MSD rocket
MISSION OVERVIEW
  • Type: Government/Top Secret
  • The Parcae satellites were passive ELINT satellites. MSD satellites were dispensers of triplets of ocean surveillance satellites.
COMPLEX OVERVIEW

Location

Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

Pad

Space Launch Complex 3W