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Atlas C
Atlas C -

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Family: Atlas. Country: USA. Status: Hardware.

Last development version of Atlas. Never deployed operationally or used for space launches.


Specifications

Launches: 5. Failures: 3. Success Rate: 40.00% pct. First Launch Date: 23 December 1958. Last Launch Date: 24 August 1959. LEO Payload: 70 kg. to: 185 km Orbit. at: 32.0 degrees. Liftoff Thrust: 161,850 kgf. Total Mass: 110,740 kg. Core Diameter: 3.1 m. Total Length: 26.0 m. Flyaway Unit Cost $: 14.21 million. in 1985 unit dollars.


Atlas C Chronology


1958 Dec 23 - LV Configuration: Atlas 3C. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC12.
1959 Jan 27 - LV Configuration: Atlas 4C. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC12. FAILURE: Ground Guidance Failure.
1959 Feb 20 - LV Configuration: Atlas 5C. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC12. FAILURE: Propellant Feed Failure.
1959 Mar 18 - LV Configuration: Atlas 7C. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC12. FAILURE: Propulsion or Electrical Failure.
1959 Jul 21 - LV Configuration: Atlas 8C.
1959 Aug 24 - LV Configuration: Atlas 11C. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC12.

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