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ATDA

Atlas SLV-3

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Success

Mission

ATDA

Type: Test Target

The ATDA (Augmented Target Docking Adapter) had been prepared as a back-up target in case of an GATV (Gemini Agena Target Vehicle) failure. The ATDA was a short cylinder consisting of a target docking adapter cone mounted on front and containing a communications system, a guidance and control system, and a reaction control system. It also had running lights, but unlike the GATV, the ATDA had no propulsive capabilities for orbit changes.

Location

Launch Complex 14

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

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

Launch Complex 14, Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Rocket

Atlas SLV-3 – Convair

Family: Atlas
Length: 21 m
Diameter: 3.05 m
Launch Mass: 120 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 800 kg

The Atlas SLV-3 was manufactured by Convair with the first launch on 1966-06-01. Atlas SLV-3 has 4 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 4 launches. The Atlas SLV-3, or SLV-3 Atlas was an American expendable launch system derived from the SM-65 Atlas / SM-65D Atlas missile. It was a member of the Atlas family of rockets.

Agency

United States Air Force

Type: Government
Abbreviation: USAF

Country: USA

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