PRIME 1

Overview

Destination: Suborbital
Mission: Test Flight

Suborbital Space Launch Complex 3E Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

The Martin X-23 PRIME (Precision Recovery Including Maneuvering Entry) was a small uncrewed lifting body re-entry vehicle tested by the United States Air Force in the late 1960s. PRIME 1 was launched on 21 December 1966 on a mission to simulate a low-earth orbit reentry with a zero cross-range. The ballute deployed at 30.43 km, though the recovery parachute failed to completely deploy. The vehicle crashed into the Pacific Ocean and was not recovered.

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: 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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