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Atlas HACL Films
« on: 12/07/2017 06:57 PM »
HACL film 01055 Atlas 133D Arrival Ranger 4 at Cape Canaveral 3/17/1962 to 3/19/1962


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Published on Dec 7, 2017


Film from the Atlas Centaur Heritage Film Collection which was donated to the San Diego Air and Space Museum by Lockheed Martin and United Launch Alliance.  The Collection contains 3,000 reels of 16-millimeter film.From the archives of the San Diego Air and Space Museum.  From the archives of the San Diego Air and Space Museum

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18v0LJtVsCQ?t=001





HACL film 01056 Atlas 133D Arrival Ranger 4 at Cape Canaveral

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RY9aye2NjIQ?t=001




HACL film 01058 A13-16 Test no. 5145 10/16/1963 AMR Atlas Agena 197D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPLsVZn_KKM?t=001





HACL film 01059 A13-16 Test no. 5145 10/16/1963 AMR

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mFULZoY69g?t=001



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Re: Atlas HACL Films
« Reply #1 on: 12/16/2017 03:00 AM »
HACL 01063 Atlas Test Vandenberg AFB July 18, 1963

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Published on Dec 15, 2017

Film from the Atlas-Centaur Heritage Film Collection which was donated to the San Diego Air and Space Museum by Lockheed Martin and United Launch Alliance.  The Collection contains 3,000 reels of 16-millimeter film.From the archives of the San Diego Air and Space Museum
From the archives of the San Diego Air and Space Museum

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FWIPbQIc5I?t=001

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Re: Atlas HACL Films
« Reply #2 on: 12/16/2017 03:03 AM »
HACL 01064 Atlas Test Vandenberg AFB July 18, 1963

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Published on Dec 15, 2017

Film from the Atlas-Centaur Heritage Film Collection which was donated to the San Diego Air and Space Museum by Lockheed Martin and United Launch Alliance.  The Collection contains 3,000 reels of 16-millimeter film.From the archives of the San Diego Air and Space Museum
From the archives of the San Diego Air and Space Museum

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D68oEhy3wVk?t=001

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Re: Atlas HACL Films
« Reply #3 on: 12/16/2017 03:05 AM »
HACL 01065 Atlas Test Vandenberg AFB July 18, 1963

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Film from the Atlas-Centaur Heritage Film Collection which was donated to the San Diego Air and Space Museum by Lockheed Martin and United Launch Alliance.  The Collection contains 3,000 reels of 16-millimeter film.From the archives of the San Diego Air and Space Museum
From the archives of the San Diego Air and Space Museum

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldEWWa1krq4?t=001

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Re: Atlas HACL Films
« Reply #4 on: 12/17/2017 03:17 AM »
The description "Atlas Test" is a little inaccurate since this wasn't an ICBM test, it was Atlas 75D with Midas 9. The flight was the last of the original Midas series and its success provided a little compensation after the program's repeated mission failures.

Atlas 75D sported several modifications designed to correct problems on previous launches, in particular the hydraulic rise-off disconnect heat shield, which had resulted in the loss of Midas 6 and 8 in addition to an Atlas ICBM test in early 1963. On those launches, the heat shield had broken off at liftoff, causing the rise-off disconnect valves to fail from radiated heat. The hydraulic fluid escaped from the Atlas, resulting in loss of engine gimbaling control and missile self-destruction. After these incidents, the heat shield was redesigned and SLV Atlases were equipped with check valves (ICBMs didn't get them).

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Re: Atlas HACL Films
« Reply #5 on: 12/28/2017 03:31 AM »
Changing the thread title to eliminate the Year.  as I plan to add additional videos Atlas HCL films here as they become available.
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Re: Atlas HACL Films
« Reply #6 on: 12/28/2017 03:33 AM »
Four films posted for Atlas 233D

1) HACL film 01096 Atlas 233D ABRES LORV-8

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Published on Dec 27, 2017


Film from the Atlas-Centaur Heritage Film Collection which was donated to the San Diego Air and Space Museum by Lockheed Martin and United Launch Alliance.  The Collection contains 3,000 reels of 16-millimeter film.From the archives of the San Diego Air and Space Museum From the archives of the San Diego Air and Space Museum.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8E1AmN42qdA?t=001



2) HACL film 01098 Atlas 233D ABRES LORV-8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEPNtxp0ESI?t=001



3) HACL film 01099 Atlas 233D ABRES LORV-8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7BMt0YW_Gs?t=001



4) HACL film 01100 12/18/1963 Atlas 233D ABRES LORV-8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZBeu-oT364?t=001


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Re: Atlas HACL Films
« Reply #7 on: 12/28/2017 03:38 AM »
HACL film 01095 Atlas Program B Roll

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Published on Dec 27, 2017


Film from the Atlas-Centaur Heritage Film Collection which was donated to the San Diego Air and Space Museum by Lockheed Martin and United Launch Alliance.  The Collection contains 3,000 reels of 16-millimeter film.From the archives of the San Diego Air and Space Museum. From the archives of the San Diego Air and Space Museum.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FD3UUOLqoP8?t=001

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Re: Atlas HACL Films
« Reply #8 on: 01/10/2018 11:24 PM »
Atlas 119D Midas 7 Launch 5/9/1973 VAFB

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Published on Jan 10, 2018

Two films from the Atlas-Centaur Heritage Film Collection which was donated to the San Diego Air and Space Museum by Lockheed Martin and United Launch Alliance.

(L2 Article on launch: http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=27664.msg1571550#msg1571550)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wthXwT3Wgpg?t=001



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Re: Atlas HACL Films
« Reply #9 on: 01/12/2018 12:56 AM »
Atlas 233D Atlas 227D Agena 4802 KH-7 Gambit 12/18/1963 Vandenberg Air Force Base

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Published on Jan 11, 2018

Film from the Atlas-Centaur Heritage Film Collection which was donated to the San Diego Air and Space Museum by Lockheed Martin and United Launch Alliance.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZIZZj_Wqa0?t=001

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Re: Atlas HACL Films
« Reply #10 on: 01/12/2018 03:47 AM »
Midas 7 was the first completely successful flight in the series, coming in between the two launch failures. Ten missile tests were detected by 7 in its month-long operation. Also the date on that video is incorrect, it should be 5/9/63, not 73.

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Re: Atlas HACL Films
« Reply #11 on: 01/15/2018 07:02 PM »
HACL film 01131 The Star Builders GD Astronautics B-Roll

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Film from the Atlas-Centaur Heritage Film Collection which was donated to the San Diego Air and Space Museum by Lockheed Martin and United Launch Alliance.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myCthjtk7hY?t=001

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Re: Atlas HACL Films
« Reply #12 on: 01/15/2018 07:03 PM »
HACL film 01130 Atlas Agena 201D KH-7 Gambit 4001 7/12/1963

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Film from the Atlas-Centaur Heritage Film Collection which was donated to the San Diego Air and Space Museum by Lockheed Martin and United Launch Alliance.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAnJINpMmY8?t=001

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Re: Atlas HACL Films
« Reply #13 on: 01/15/2018 07:06 PM »
HACL film 01129 Atlas Agena 201D KH-7 Gambit 4001 7/12/1963

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Film from the Atlas-Centaur Heritage Film Collection which was donated to the San Diego Air and Space Museum by Lockheed Martin and United Launch Alliance.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RkR4IlZe4M?t=001

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Re: Atlas HACL Films
« Reply #14 on: 01/30/2018 03:16 AM »
HACL film 01135 Atlas 52E T2-34 launch VAFB 9/1986 Atlas E/F-Star-37S-ISS

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Film from the Atlas-Centaur Heritage Film Collection which was donated to the San Diego Air and Space Museum by Lockheed Martin and United Launch Alliance.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezMF5vwikMM?t=001

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Re: Atlas HACL Films
« Reply #15 on: 02/06/2018 03:00 AM »
HACL film 01140 Atlas Launch, no ID

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Film from the Atlas-Centaur Heritage Film Collection which was donated to the San Diego Air and Space Museum by Lockheed Martin and United Launch Alliance.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qqvV_jrs9Y?t=001

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Re: Atlas HACL Films
« Reply #16 on: 02/06/2018 03:02 AM »
HACL film 01137 Atlas 198D Harpoon Gun June 12, 1963 Nike Zeus


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Film from the Atlas-Centaur Heritage Film Collection which was donated to the San Diego Air and Space Museum by Lockheed Martin and United Launch Alliance.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzdoCGcZX_4?t=001


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Re: Atlas HACL Films
« Reply #17 on: 02/07/2018 01:02 AM »
That's obviously a Mercury launch, the most likely candidates being MA-2 or 6 due to the weather conditions. MA-4 and 7 had significant cloud cover present at launch and it (obviously) isn't MA-3.

I think it's probably Glenn's flight since even with the poor film quality, it matches the photos of the launch which show a completely clear, blue sky.

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Re: Atlas HACL Films
« Reply #18 on: 02/07/2018 05:35 AM »
I noticed SDASM just uploaded footage of Atlas 45F the other day. This one has long been a staple of rocket fail highlight reels, but the high speed film is new. No aftermath photos unfortunately.

Anyway, 45F was launched from OSTF-2 at Vandenberg on the evening of 10/4/63. The B-1 engine failed to start and the resultant asymmetrical thrust caused the missile to tip over and rotate away from the silo cap, impacting the ground with the almost full propellant load lighting up the night sky in a spectacular fireball. The silo was largely spared significant damage and it was restored to use in two months, hosting Missile 109F's launch on 12/18/63, the finale Atlas R&D flight.

On 4/3/64, almost exactly six months after 45F's errant flight, Missile 3F launched from OSTF-2 and repeated the same failure. The B-1 engine did not start and the Atlas fell to the ground, exploding. This time, it would be six months before OSTF-2 was used again. Investigation of the two flight failures found that the B-1 main fuel valve was clogged with hypergol residue from repeated test firings and stuck shut. On 3F, the valve actually did open, but after activation of the engine igniter so mainstage engine operation was never achieved.

Remedies for this failure mode included conducting improved purges of the missile fuel system to clear out hypergol residue and a recall of all main fuel valves on operational Atlas missiles, in particular ones that had been in service for an extended period of time, and replacement of the fuel valve acutators.

Stuck engine valves were not a problem unique to Atlas, on 5/1/63, some five months before 45F, a nighttime Titan I operational test at VAFB also ended in the missile toppling and exploding when the LR-87 engines failed to start properly.
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Re: Atlas HACL Films
« Reply #19 on: 02/22/2018 12:20 AM »
KH-7 Gambit Spy Satellite First Launch 1963 US Air Force; Vandenberg AFB; Atlas-Agena

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Published on Feb 21, 2018

Three slow-motion views of the launch of the KH-7 Gambit 4001 spy satellite aboard Atlas-Agena 201D at Point Arguello (Vandenberg Air Force Base), California, on July 12, 1963. This was the first KH-7 launch.

Codenamed Gambit, the KH-7 (Air Force Program 206) was a reconnaissance satellite used by the United States from July 1963 to June 1967. Like the older Corona system, it acquired imagery intelligence by taking photographs and returning the undeveloped film to earth. It achieved a typical ground-resolution of 2 ft (0.61 m) to 3 ft (0.91 m). Though most of the imagery from the KH-7 satellites was declassified in 2002, details of the satellite program (and the satellite's construction) remained classified until 2011.

In its summary report following the conclusion of the program, the National Reconnaissance Office concluded that the Gambit project was considered highly successful in that it produced the first high-resolution satellite photography, 69.4% of the images having a resolution under 3 ft. (0.91 m); its record of successful launches, orbits, and recoveries far surpassed the records of earlier systems; and it advanced the state of the art to the point where follow-on larger systems could be developed and flown successfully. The report also stated that Gambit had provided the intelligence community with the first high-resolution satellite photography of denied areas, the intelligence value of which was considered "extremely high". In particular, its overall success stood in sharp contrast to the two first-generation photoreconnaissance programs, Corona, which suffered far too many malfunctions to achieve any consistent success, and Samos, which was essentially a complete failure with all satellites either being lost in launch mishaps or returning no usable imagery.

Gambit emerged in 1962 as an alternative to the less-than-successful Corona and the completely failed Samos, although Corona was not canceled and in fact, continued operating alongside the newer program into the early 1970s. While Corona used the Thor-Agena launch vehicle family, Gambit would be launched on Atlas-Agena, the booster used for Samos. After the improved KH-8 satellite was developed during 1965, operations shifted to the larger Titan IIIB launch vehicle.

Each Gambit 1 satellite was about 15 feet (4.5 m) long, 5 feet (1.5 m) wide, weighed about 1,154 pounds (523 kilograms), and carried about 3000 feet (914 meters) of film.

A feasibility study for the Geodetic Orbital Photographic Satellite System reveals three subsystems for US optical reconnaissance satellites in the 1960s: the Orbital (or Orbiting) Control Vehicle (OCV), the Data Collection Module (DCM), and the Recovery Section (RS). For the KH-7, the DCM is also called the Camera Optics Module (COM), and is integrated in the OCV, which has a length of 5.5 m (18 ft) and a diameter of 1.52 m (5 ft 0 in).

Mission

All KH-7 satellites were launched from Point Arguello, which became part of Vandenberg Air Force Base in July 1964. KH-7 satellites flew 38 missions, numbered 4001-4038, of which 34 returned film, and of these, 30 returned usable imagery. Mission duration was 1 to 8 days. KH-7 satellites logged a total of almost 170 operational days in orbit.
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Originally a public domain film from the US Air Force slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and one-pass brightness-contrast-color correction & mild video noise reduction applied.
The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization (the resulting sound, though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkuiU7U7G6s?t=001

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