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AC-3 Instrumentation Ring

Atlas Centaur

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Failure

Mission


AC-3 Instrumentation Ring

  • Type: Test Flight
  • Orbit: Low Earth Orbit

Test flight of the cryogenic Centaur stage.

Location


Launch Complex 36A

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Launch Complex 36A has witnessed the launch of 68 rockets, including 68 orbital launch attempts, while Cape Canaveral, FL, USA, has been the site for 937 rocket launches.

Launch Complex 36A

Rocket


Convair Atlas LV-3C Centaur

The Atlas-Centaur was a US expendable launch vehicle derived from the SM-65 Atlas D missile. Launches were conducted from Launch Complex 36 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

Agency


United States Air Force

The United States Air Force (USAF) is the air service branch of the United States Armed Forces, and is one of the eight uniformed services of the United States. Originally created on 1 August 1907, as a part of the United States Army Signal Corps, the USAF was established as a separate branch of the United States Armed Forces in 1947 with the enactment of the National Security Act of 1947.

United States Air Force
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