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Atlas G
Atlas G - Atlas G - COSPAR 1989-077

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

Atlas-Centaur launch vehicles using stretched, uprated Atlas core.


Specifications

Launches: 7. Failures: 2. Success Rate: 71.43% pct. First Launch Date: 09 June 1984. Last Launch Date: 25 September 1989. LEO Payload: 3,630 kg. to: 185 km Orbit. Payload: 2,255 kg. to a: Geosynchronous transfer trajectory. Liftoff Thrust: 197,750 kgf. Total Mass: 166,140 kg. Core Diameter: 3.1 m. Total Length: 38.0 m. Launch Price $: 75.00 million. in 1994 price dollars. Flyaway Unit Cost $: 70.30 million. in 1985 unit dollars.


Atlas G Chronology


1984 Jun 9 - - 22:48 GMT. LV Configuration: Atlas G s/n AC-62 / Centaur D-1AR s/n 5042G. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC36B. FAILURE: Centaur structural failure. .
1985 Mar 22 - - 23:16 GMT. LV Configuration: Atlas G s/n AC-63 / Centaur D-1AR s/n 5043G. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC36B.
1985 Jun 30 - - 00:44 GMT. LV Configuration: Atlas G s/n AC-64 / Centaur D-1AR s/n 5044G. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC36B.
1985 Sep 28 - - 23:36 GMT. LV Configuration: Atlas G s/n AC-65 / Centaur D-1AR s/n 5045G. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC36B.
1986 Dec 5 - - 02:38 GMT. LV Configuration: Atlas G s/n AC-66 / Centaur D-1AR s/n 5046G. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC36B.
1987 Mar 26 - - 21:22 GMT. LV Configuration: Atlas G s/n AC-67 / Centaur D-1AR s/n 5048G. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC36B. FAILURE: Lightning strike zapped guidance at T+51 seconds. Fault was directly attributed to a random memory upset that forced rocket to veer off course. Destroyed by range safety.
1989 Sep 25 - - 08:09 GMT. LV Configuration: Atlas G s/n AC-68 / Centaur D-1AR s/n 5047G. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC36B.

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