List of Atlas LV3A launches
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About the Atlas LV3A
The Atlas LV-3A was a mainly unsuccessful rocket until a Agena B upper stage was added to it as an upper stage. It was responsible for the launch of Mariner 2 to Venus and had one of the first engines that could be restarted in orbit.
The Atlas LV3A and Agena B launcher have flown a total of 8 times with 3 successful and 5 failed launches.
- Partial Failure
|Number||Outcome||Mission name||Date||Firsts and lasts|
|1 [lower-alpha 1]||Success||Samos 2||Tuesday, January 31, 1961||First Atlas LV3A launch.|
|2||Success||MiDAS 3||Tuesday, August 15, 1961|
|3||Partial failure||Ranger 1||Wednesday, August 23, 1961|
|4||Failure||Samos 3||Saturday, September 9, 1961|
|5||Success||MiDAS 4 and Westford 1||Saturday, October 21, 1961|
|6||Failure||Ranger 2||Saturday, November 18, 1961|
|7||Failure||Samos 4||Wednesday, November 22, 1961|
|8||Partial failure||Samos 5||Friday, December 22, 1961||Last Atlas LV3A launch.|
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List of Atlas LV3B launches
- "United States Air Force - Atlas LV-3A | Samos 2 Rocket Launch". Space Launch Schedule. Retrieved 2021-01-28.
- "1961-1969 Launch Schedule". Space Launch Schedule. Retrieved 2021-01-25.
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