Accession Number : AD0853674

Title :   Atlas Space Booster Flight Test Plan for Booster No. 179D, Atlas-Agena B-Mariner R-Program AT AMR.

Corporate Author : GENERAL DYNAMICS/ASTRONAUTICS SAN DIEGO CA

Report Date : 15 APR 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 87

Abstract : This report describes the test plan for the second Atlas booster vehicle to be utilized in the flight operation of the Mariner R-Agena B program at AMR. The primary purpose of the second Mariner R flight is a Venus fly-by of an instrument package launched with the composite Atlas-Agena B-Mariner R/Spacecraft vehicle system, and secondary, to obtain scientific data on space media. The planned Atlas portion of this launch is an ascent trajectory to boost the upper stages to a condition where a final satellite orbit can be obtained and made to intersect the orbit of Venus at the time Venus is near the point of intersection; hence a near miss or fly-by. The mission of Atlas booster 179D is to boost the combined Agena B-Mariner R vehicle to a predetermined velocity and position in space so that after separation the Agena B-Mariner R vehicle can boost the spacecraft into its final orbit. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LAUNCH VEHICLES, CHECKOUT PROCEDURES), LAUNCHING SITES, ASCENT TRAJECTORIES, VENUS PROBES, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, GROUND SUPPORT EQUIPMENT, OPERATIONAL READINESS, TELEMETER SYSTEMS, INSTRUMENTATION, LIQUID PROPELLANT ROCKET ENGINES, INERTIAL GUIDANCE.

Subject Categories : Ground Support Sys & Facil For Space Vehicles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE