Midas 2

USA

Spacecraft n: 69

US spacecraft n: 55

Orig PL Name: Agena A (1007)
Also called LASP (Low Altitude Surveillance Platform) - MIDAS = Missile defense alarm system

Launch data:

Designation00043 / 1960 Zeta1 / 60006A
Launch date24 May 1960 - 17:36:46 UT
Launch siteCC, LC14
Launch vehicleAtlas-LV3 Agena-A (#45D)
MissionMilitary: early warning
Earth orbit on:
Perigee/Apogee484 / 511 km
Inclination33,00°
Period94,44 min
Mass at launch2300 kg

On-orbite failure (attitude control)

End of life

Decay07 Feb 1974


Ref: #1, #7, #15 - update: 16.07.04