The OV3 (Orbiting Vehicle 3) series were experimental satellites based on an octagonal bus structure. These were the only in the OV series launched on dedicated launchers.
OV3 4 was also called PHASR (Personal Hazards Associated with Space Radiation) and OV3 5 and OV3 6 were called ATCOS (Atmospheric Composition Satellite).
|Type / Application:||Experimental|
|Contractors:||Aerojet (#1 - 4); AFCRL (#5 - 6)|
|Configuration:||Aerojet GUS (General Utility Satellite)|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|OV3 1||1966-034A||22.04.1966||Va PALC-D||Scout-B|
|OV3 2||1966-097A||28.10.1966||Va SLC-5||Scout-B|
|OV3 3||1966-070A||04.08.1966||Va SLC-5||Scout-B|
|OV3 4 (PHASR)||1966-052A||10.06.1966||WI LA-3||Scout-B|
|OV3 5 (ATCOS 1)||1967-F01||31.01.1967||Va SLC-5||F||Scout-B|
|OV3 6 (ATCOS 2)||1967-120A||05.12.1967||Va SLC-5||Scout-B|