Model, Rocket, Agena

This is a model of an Agena upper stage. The Lockheed Missiles and Space Company began developing the Agena upper stage for the U.S. Air Force in 1956. Three versions were ultimately produced: the Agena-A, Agena-B, and Agena-D. As a second stage on Thor and Atlas boosters, all three versions launched a variety of military and civilian payloads from 1959 into the early 1970s. As a third stage on top of Titan IIIBs, the Agena-D launched numerous military payloads from 1966-1987. The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory donated this model in 1979. The manufacturer is not known at this time.

Gift of Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

Country of Origin
United States of America

Type
MODELS-Missiles & Rockets

Materials
Plastic
Paint
Dimensions
14 5/8" x 1 7/8" diameter
Overall: 14 in. long x 2 1/2 in. diameter (35.56 x 6.35cm)

This is a model of an Agena upper stage. The Lockheed Missiles and Space Company began developing the Agena upper stage for the U.S. Air Force in 1956. Three versions were ultimately produced: the Agena-A, Agena-B, and Agena-D. As a second stage on Thor and Atlas boosters, all three versions launched a variety of military and civilian payloads from 1959 into the early 1970s. As a third stage on top of Titan IIIBs, the Agena-D launched numerous military payloads from 1966-1987. The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory donated this model in 1979. The manufacturer is not known at this time.

Gift of Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

Country of Origin
United States of America

Type
MODELS-Missiles & Rockets

Materials
Plastic
Paint
Dimensions
14 5/8" x 1 7/8" diameter
Overall: 14 in. long x 2 1/2 in. diameter (35.56 x 6.35cm)

ID: A19790759000