ATS 2 - Space launch mission detailed information
ATS 2 2
6 APR 1967
United States Air Force
Launch Complex 12
ATS 2 (Applications Technology Satellite) was a medium altitude, gravity-gradient-stabilized spacecraft designed to test new concepts in spacecraft design, propulsion, and stabilization, take high-quality cloudcover pictures, provide in situ measurements of the aerospace environment, and test improved communication systems.
Atlas SLV-3 Agena D
The Atlas-Agena was an American expendable launch system derived from the SM-65 Atlas missile. It was a member of the Atlas family of rockets, and was launched 109 times between 1960 and 1978.