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Comstar 1D

Atlas SLV-3D Centaur

Convair

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Comstar 1D

Type: Communications

Geostationary communications satellite built by Hughes Aircraft Company

Location

Launch Complex 36A

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

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

Launch Complex 36A, Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Rocket

Atlas SLV-3D Centaur – Convair

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

The Atlas SLV-3D Centaur was manufactured by Convair with the first launch on 1973-04-06. Atlas SLV-3D Centaur has 30 successful launches and 2 failed launches with a total of 32 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

Convair

Type: Commercial

Founded: 1943

Country: USA

Convair, previously Consolidated Vultee, was an American aircraft manufacturing company that later expanded into rockets and spacecraft. The company was formed in 1943 by the merger of Consolidated Aircraft and Vultee Aircraft. In 1953 it was purchased by General Dynamics, and operated as their Convair Division for most of its corporate history.

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