FLTSATCOM F6

Overview

Destination: Geostationary Orbit
Mission: Communications

Geostationary Orbit Launch Complex 36B Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Military geostationary communications satellite

Atlas G Centaur

Family: Atlas
Configuration: G Centaur

The Atlas G, also known as Atlas G Centaur-D1AR was an American expendable launch system derived from the Atlas-Centaur. It was a member of the Atlas family of rockets, and was used to launch seven communication satellites during the mid to late 1980s. Atlas G consisted of an improved Atlas core with modernized avionics and stretched propellant tanks. The Centaur stage also had several updated components and other technical improvements. It was replaced by the Atlas I, which had an improved guidance system.

Specifications
  • Stages
    2
  • Length
    38.0 m
  • Diameter
    3.05 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    3.05 m
  • Launch Mass
    166 T
  • Thrust
    1896 kN
Family
  • Name
    Atlas G Centaur
  • Family
    Atlas
  • Variant
    G Centaur
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Atlas G Centaur
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    3630 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • 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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Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

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