Samos-E6 2 - Space launch mission detailed information
Samos-E6 2 2
17 JUN 1962
United States Air Force
Space Launch Complex 3W
Samos E-6 (Satellite and Missile Observation System) was an attempt to create an medium-resolution reconnaissance satellite with film return via reentry capsule.
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.