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Intelsat 512

Atlas G Centaur

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Intelsat 512

Type: Communications

Geostationary communications satellite

Location

Launch Complex 36B

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

847 rockets have launched from Cape Canaveral, FL, USA.

Launch Complex 36B, Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Rocket

Atlas G Centaur – Convair

Family: Atlas
Length: 38 m
Diameter: 3.05 m
Launch Mass: 166 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 3630 kg

The Atlas G Centaur was manufactured by Convair with the first launch on 1984-06-09. Atlas G Centaur has 6 successful launches and 1 failed launches with a total of 7 launches. The Atlas G, also known as Atlas G Centaur-D1AR was an American expendable launch system derived from the Atlas-Centaur. It was a member of the Atlas family of rockets, and was used to launch seven communication satellites during the mid to late 1980s. Atlas G consisted of an improved Atlas core with modernized avionics and stretched propellant tanks. The Centaur stage also had several updated components and other technical improvements. It was replaced by the Atlas I, which had an improved guidance system.

Agency

United States Air Force

Type: Government
Abbreviation: USAF

Country: USA

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