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Atlas-Centaur AC-17 performance for applications technology satellite ATS-D missionThe Atlas-Centaur launch vehicle (AC-17) with Applications Technology Satellite-D (ATS-D) was launched from Cape Kennedy in August 1968. Mission objectives were not achieved because the Centaur main engine failed to start for the second powered phase. An evaluation is reported of the performance of the Atlas-Centaur systems, from lift off through the Centaur restart attempt. A brief analysis of the Centaur failure is included.
Document ID
19720017275
Document Type
Technical Memorandum (TM)
Date Acquired
September 2, 2013
Publication Date
May 1, 1972
Subject Category
Space Vehicles
Report/Patent Number
NASA-TM-X-2525
E-6510
Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: RTOP 491-02
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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