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SLV-3C Centaur
SLV-3C Centaur - SLV-3C Centaur AC-17 - COSPAR 1968-068

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Family: Atlas. Country: USA. Status: Hardware. Department of Defence Designation: LV-3C.

First test version of Atlas with Centaur upper stage.


Specifications

Launches: 17. Failures: 3. Success Rate: 82.35% pct. First Launch Date: 08 September 1967. Last Launch Date: 21 August 1972. Payload: 1,800 kg. to a: Geosynchronous transfer trajectory. Liftoff Thrust: 197,753 kgf. Total Mass: 148,404 kg. Core Diameter: 3.1 m. Total Length: 38.0 m.


Atlas Centaur SLV-3C Chronology


1958 Oct 1 -
1960 Nov 1 -
1961 Feb 6 - Launch Site: Wallops Island .
1961 Feb 7 -
1961 Aug 1 -
1961 Sep 28 -
1961 Nov 19 -
1967 Sep 8 - - 07:57 GMT. LV Configuration: Atlas SLV-3C s/n AC-13 / Centaur D-1A s/n 5901C. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC36B.
1967 Nov 7 - - 07:39 GMT. LV Configuration: Atlas SLV-3C s/n AC-14 / Centaur D-1A s/n 5902C. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC36B.
1968 Jan 7 - - 06:30 GMT. LV Configuration: Atlas SLV-3C s/n AC-15 / Centaur D-1A s/n 5903C. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC36A.
1968 Aug 10 - - 22:33 GMT. LV Configuration: Atlas SLV-3C s/n AC-17 / Centaur D-1A s/n 5104C. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC36A. FAILURE: Centaur oxidizer leak. No restart.
1968 Dec 7 - - 08:40 GMT. LV Configuration: Atlas SLV-3C s/n AC-16 / Centaur D-1A s/n 5002C. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC36B.
1969 Feb 25 - - 01:29 GMT. LV Configuration: Atlas SLV-3C s/n AC-20 / Centaur D-1A s/n 5403C. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC36B.
1969 Mar 27 - - 22:22 GMT. LV Configuration: Atlas SLV-3C s/n AC-19 / Centaur D-1A s/n 5105C. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC36A.
1969 Aug 12 - - 11:01 GMT. LV Configuration: Atlas SLV-3C s/n AC-18 / Centaur D-1A s/n 5402C. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC36A.
1970 Nov 30 - - 22:40 GMT. LV Configuration: Atlas SLV-3C s/n AC-21 / Centaur D-1A s/n 5003C. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC36B. FAILURE: Shroud failed to separate.
1971 Jan 26 - - 00:36 GMT. LV Configuration: Atlas SLV-3C s/n AC-25 / Centaur D-1A s/n 5005C. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC36A.
1971 May 9 - - 01:11 GMT. LV Configuration: Atlas SLV-3C s/n AC-24 / Centaur D-1A s/n 5405C. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC36A. FAILURE: Inadvertent Centaur electronic signal shut down stage early.
1971 May 30 - - 22:23 GMT. LV Configuration: Atlas SLV-3C s/n AC-23 / Centaur D-1A s/n 5404C. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC36B.
1971 Dec 20 - - 01:10 GMT. LV Configuration: Atlas SLV-3C s/n AC-26 / Centaur D-1A s/n 5006C. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC36A.
1972 Jan 23 - - 00:12 GMT. LV Configuration: Atlas SLV-3C s/n AC-28 / Centaur D-1A s/n 5008C. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC36B.
1972 Mar 3 - - 01:49 GMT. LV Configuration: Atlas SLV-3C s/n AC-27 / Centaur D-1A s/n 5007C. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC36A.
1972 Jun 13 - - 21:59 GMT. LV Configuration: Atlas SLV-3C s/n AC-29 / Centaur D-1A s/n 5009C. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC36B.
1972 Aug 21 - - 10:28 GMT. LV Configuration: Atlas SLV-3C s/n AC-22 / Centaur D-1A s/n 5004C. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC36B.

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