Midas 8 - Space launch mission detailed information
Midas 8 8
12 JUN 1963
United States Air Force
Space Launch Complex 3E
MIDAS Series 3 (Military Defense Alarm System) early warning satellite.
Atlas LV-3 Agena B
The Atlas LV-3A was a largely unsuccessful configuration until it was given an Agena B upper stage. It was responsible for the launch of Mariner II to Venus and had one of the first engines that could be restarted in orbit.