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ATS 5

Atlas SLV-3C Centaur

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Success

Mission

ATS 5

Type: Earth Science

ATS-5, the last spacecraft in the Hughes/NASA ATS program, was launched August 12, 1969, in a near-perfect trajectory for insertion into synchronous orbit. Although injected successfully into orbit, the spacecraft’s reverse spin (counterclockwise) prevented successful deployment of the 124 foot gravity gradient booms for the stabilization experiment. However nine of the other 13 experiments aboard the spacecraft returned useful data.

Location

Launch Complex 36A

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

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

Launch Complex 36A, Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Rocket

Atlas SLV-3C Centaur – Convair

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

The Atlas SLV-3C Centaur was manufactured by Convair with the first launch on 1967-09-08. Atlas SLV-3C Centaur has 15 successful launches and 2 failed launches with a total of 17 launches. 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

Type: Government
Abbreviation: USAF

Country: USA

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