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Atlas Centaur LV-3C
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Atlas LV
Atlas LV
Atlas LV-3C s/n AC-3 / Centaur D s/n 135D - 1964-06-30
American orbital launch vehicle. Version with basic Centaur upper stage.

AKA: LV-3C. Payload: 1,700 kg (3,700 lb). Thrust: 173,843.00 kN (39,081,461 lbf). Gross mass: 136,124 kg (300,102 lb). Height: 33.00 m (108.00 ft). Diameter: 3.05 m (10.00 ft).

Payload: 1,700 kg (3,700 lb) to a GTO.

Stage Data - Atlas Centaur LV-3C

  • Stage 0. 1 x Atlas MA-3. Gross Mass: 3,174 kg (6,997 lb). Empty Mass: 3,174 kg (6,997 lb). Thrust (vac): 1,644.960 kN (369,802 lbf). Isp: 290 sec. Burn time: 120 sec. Isp(sl): 256 sec. Diameter: 4.90 m (16.00 ft). Span: 4.90 m (16.00 ft). Length: 0.0000 m ( ft). Propellants: Lox/Kerosene. No Engines: 2. Engine: LR-89-5. Status: In Production.
  • Stage 1. 1 x Atlas Centaur LV-3C. Gross Mass: 117,350 kg (258,710 lb). Empty Mass: 3,700 kg (8,100 lb). Thrust (vac): 363.218 kN (81,655 lbf). Isp: 309 sec. Burn time: 335 sec. Isp(sl): 215 sec. Diameter: 3.05 m (10.00 ft). Span: 4.90 m (16.00 ft). Length: 18.30 m (60.00 ft). Propellants: Lox/Kerosene. No Engines: 1. Engine: XLR-105-5. Status: Out of Production.
  • Stage 2. 1 x Centaur C. Gross Mass: 15,600 kg (34,300 lb). Empty Mass: 1,996 kg (4,400 lb). Thrust (vac): 133.448 kN (30,000 lbf). Isp: 425 sec. Burn time: 430 sec. Isp(sl): 0.0000 sec. Diameter: 3.05 m (10.00 ft). Span: 3.05 m (10.00 ft). Length: 9.14 m (29.98 ft). Propellants: Lox/LH2. No Engines: 2. Engine: RL-10A-1. Status: Out of Production.


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Family: orbital launch vehicle. Country: USA. Engines: LR105-5, LR89-5, XLR105-5, LR89-7, RL-10A-3, RL-10A-1. Spacecraft: Mariner 1-2. Launch Sites: Wallops Island. Stages: Centaur C, Atlas Centaur LV-3C stage, Atlas MA-3. Agency: Convair.
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