LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Wed Apr 11 1990
United States Air Force

POGS & SSR, TEX, SCE

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

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(3:00 PM UTC)

Launch Window Start

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(3:00 PM UTC)

Launch Window End

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(3:00 PM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

Type

No Recovery Specified

Rocket Details

Name:

Atlas E Altair

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 E Altair rocket
MISSION OVERVIEW
  • Type: Earth Science
  • POGS & SSR was a satellite designed to measure the Earth's magnetic field. TEX and SCE studied ionospheric effects on RF transmissions.
COMPLEX OVERVIEW

Location

Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

Pad

Space Launch Complex 3W