Atlas LV-3B Vehicle Overview

A complete overview of the Atlas LV-3B launch vehicle, including launch stats, vehicle info and launch locations.

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Atlas LV-3B rocket

Basic Info

Name

Atlas LV-3B

Family

Atlas

Manufacturer

First Launch

29 Jul 1960

Successful Launches

7

Failed Launches

3

Rocket Info

Status

Inactive

Stages

1

Length

28.7 m

Diameter

3 m

Launch Mass

120 tons

Thrust

1,300 kN

Reusability

Not Reusable

Payload Info

LEO Capacity

1,360 kg

The Atlas LV-3B, Atlas D Mercury Launch Vehicle or Mercury-Atlas Launch Vehicle, was a human-rated expendable launch system used as part of the United States Project Mercury to send astronauts into low Earth orbit. Manufactured by American aircraft manufacturing company Convair, it was derived from the SM-65D Atlas missile, and was a member of the Atlas family of rockets.

Launch Sites used by Atlas LV-3B

Cape Canaveral Space Force Station

Cape Canaveral Space Force Station launch site

Historic U.S. military rocket launch site, pivotal in space exploration and national security.

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