American orbital launch vehicle. The January 1951 design for the Atlas used seven main engines plus two vernier engines to hurl the 3600 kg nuclear warhead over a 9300 km range. CEP was optimistically estimated as 460 m.
Standard warhead: 3,600 kg (7,900 lb). Maximum range: 9,300 km (5,700 mi). CEP: 0.46 km (0.28 mi).
Status: Concept 1951.
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Payload: 3,600 kg (7,900 lb).
Height: 43.00 m (141.00 ft).
Diameter: 3.66 m (12.00 ft).
Thrust: 1,710.00 kN (384,420 lbf).
Atlas The Atlas rocket, originally developed as America's first ICBM, was the basis for most early American space exploration and was that country's most successful medium-lift commercial launch vehicle. It launched America's first astronaut into orbit; the first generations of spy satellites; the first lunar orbiters and landers; the first probes to Venus, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, and Saturn; and was America's most successful commercial launcher of communications satellites. Its innovative stage-and-a-half and 'balloon tank' design provided the best dry-mass fraction of any launch vehicle ever built. It was retired in 2004 after 576 launches in a 47-year career. More...
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Convair American manufacturer of rockets, spacecraft, and rocket engines. Convair, USA. More...
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