ATDA

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Test Target

Low Earth Orbit Launch Complex 14 Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

The ATDA (Augmented Target Docking Adapter) had been prepared as a back-up target in case of an GATV (Gemini Agena Target Vehicle) failure. The ATDA was a short cylinder consisting of a target docking adapter cone mounted on front and containing a communications system, a guidance and control system, and a reaction control system. It also had running lights, but unlike the GATV, the ATDA had no propulsive capabilities for orbit changes.

Atlas SLV-3

Family: Atlas
Configuration: SLV-3

The Atlas SLV-3, or SLV-3 Atlas was an American expendable launch system derived from the SM-65 Atlas / SM-65D Atlas missile. It was a member of the Atlas family of rockets.

Specifications
  • Stages
    1
  • Length
    21.0 m
  • Diameter
    3.05 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    3.05 m
  • Launch Mass
    120 T
  • Thrust
    3824 kN
Family
  • Name
    Atlas SLV-3
  • Family
    Atlas
  • Variant
    SLV-3
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Atlas SLV-3
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    800 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Convair

Convair

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Founded: 1943 Successes: 195 Failures: 25 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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