Atlas SLV-3D Centaur
Geostationary communications satellite built by Hughes Aircraft Company
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
865 rockets have launched from Cape Canaveral, FL, USA.
Atlas SLV-3D Centaur – Convair
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.
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.