Surveyor Mass Model

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Test Flight

Low Earth Orbit Launch Complex 36A Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Surveyor-Model was a dummy mass onbaord of Centaur AC-4, launched on 11 December 1964, which was to test the closed loop Honeywell guidance system and perform the first restart of cryogenic RL10A-3 engines in space.

Atlas Centaur

Family: Atlas
Configuration: Centaur

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.

Specifications
  • Stages
    2
  • Length
    33.0 m
  • Diameter
    3.05 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    3.05 m
  • Launch Mass
  • Thrust
    1704 kN
Family
  • Name
    Atlas Centaur
  • Family
    Atlas
  • Variant
    Centaur
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Atlas LV-3C Centaur
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    1800 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Convair

Convair

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Founded: 1943 Successes: 1 Failures: 0 Pending: 0

Agency Type: Commercial

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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