The single DSAP-3 (Defense Satellite Application Program Block 3) was a modified DSAP-2 satellite to provide experimental tactical access to weather data.
It was equipped and launched expressly for tactical uses on 20 May 1965. A tactical readout station near Saigon was built.
The designation DMSP-3 (Defense Meteorological Satellite Program Block 3) was retroactively assigned to this satellite.
|Type / Application:||Meteorology|
|Operator:||US Air Force (USAF), NRO|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|DSAP-3 F1 (OPS 8386)||1965-038A||20.05.1965||Va 4300-B6||Thor-DSV2S Burner-1 (2)|