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Title: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr 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


sdasmarchives
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

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



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

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

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


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

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



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

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

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

Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 12/16/2017 03:00 AM
HACL 01063 Atlas Test Vandenberg AFB July 18, 1963

sdasmarchives
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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FWIPbQIc5I
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 12/16/2017 03:03 AM
HACL 01064 Atlas Test Vandenberg AFB July 18, 1963

sdasmarchives
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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D68oEhy3wVk
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 12/16/2017 03:05 AM
HACL 01065 Atlas Test Vandenberg AFB July 18, 1963

sdasmarchives
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=ldEWWa1krq4?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldEWWa1krq4
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: WallE 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).
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr 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.
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 12/28/2017 03:33 AM
Four films posted for Atlas 233D

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

sdasmarchives
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZBeu-oT364
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 12/28/2017 03:38 AM
HACL film 01095 Atlas Program B Roll

sdasmarchives
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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FD3UUOLqoP8
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 01/10/2018 11:24 PM
Atlas 119D Midas 7 Launch 5/9/1973 VAFB

sdasmarchives
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

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

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgnixSWIXsE
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 01/12/2018 12:56 AM
Atlas 233D Atlas 227D Agena 4802 KH-7 Gambit 12/18/1963 Vandenberg Air Force Base

sdasmarchives
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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZIZZj_Wqa0
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: WallE 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.

Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 01/15/2018 07:02 PM
HACL film 01131 The Star Builders GD Astronautics B-Roll

sdasmarchives
Published on Jan 15, 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=myCthjtk7hY?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myCthjtk7hY
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 01/15/2018 07:03 PM
HACL film 01130 Atlas Agena 201D KH-7 Gambit 4001 7/12/1963

sdasmarchives
Published on Jan 15, 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=aAnJINpMmY8?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAnJINpMmY8
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 01/15/2018 07:06 PM
HACL film 01129 Atlas Agena 201D KH-7 Gambit 4001 7/12/1963

sdasmarchives
Published on Jan 15, 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=9RkR4IlZe4M?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RkR4IlZe4M
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 01/30/2018 03:16 AM
HACL film 01135 Atlas 52E T2-34 launch VAFB 9/1986 Atlas E/F-Star-37S-ISS

sdasmarchives
Published on Jan 29, 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=ezMF5vwikMM?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezMF5vwikMM
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 02/06/2018 03:00 AM
HACL film 01140 Atlas Launch, no ID

sdasmarchives
Published on Feb 5, 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=0qqvV_jrs9Y?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qqvV_jrs9Y
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 02/06/2018 03:02 AM
HACL film 01137 Atlas 198D Harpoon Gun June 12, 1963 Nike Zeus


sdasmarchives
Published on Feb 5, 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=ZzdoCGcZX_4?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzdoCGcZX_4
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: WallE 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.
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: WallE 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.
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 02/22/2018 12:20 AM
KH-7 Gambit Spy Satellite First Launch 1963 US Air Force; Vandenberg AFB; Atlas-Agena

Jeff Quitney
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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkuiU7U7G6s
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 02/24/2018 03:32 AM
HACL film 01171 Atlas 24E Launch July 26, 1963

sdasmarchives
Published on Feb 23, 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.  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. Please do not use for commercial purposes without permission.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rz0zEyixUWQ?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rz0zEyixUWQ
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 02/24/2018 03:34 AM
HACL film 01170 Atlas 24E Launch July 26, 1963

sdasmarchives
Published on Feb 23, 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.  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. Please do not use for commercial purposes without permission.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HI-uEfFhSc4?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HI-uEfFhSc4
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: WallE on 02/24/2018 04:57 PM
Atlas 24E was a routine operational ICBM test launched from OSTF-1 at VAFB. The flight went normally until 101 seconds into launch when the Range Safety manual cutoff command was mistakenly issued to the sustainer engine (I don't think you can see the engine cutoff in the tracking film there). The missile continued under the power of the booster engines until BECO 20 seconds later, at which point the absence of sustainer thrust caused it to fall into the Pacific Ocean a few hundred miles downrange instead of the planned 5000 mile trajectory.

The failure was traced to electrical shorts in the RSC system causing a spurious manual cutoff command, although it was not possible to determine the exact source of it and GD/A could not offer any answers other than improved testing and quality control.

Also when I look at the liftoff footage, I keep half expecting the thing to blow up. I'm too used to the video of 27E (same pad, camera angles, and weather conditions).
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 02/26/2018 10:30 PM
HACL film 01182 VAFB Atlas 70E day 7/30/1963 Big Flight

sdasmarchives
Published on Feb 26, 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=Lq5uwRVRe5M?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lq5uwRVRe5M
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 02/26/2018 10:32 PM
HACL film 01175 Atlas Centaur B Roll

sdasmarchives
Published on Feb 26, 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=3ak7gBy_vqw?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ak7gBy_vqw
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 02/26/2018 10:33 PM
HACL film 01174 General Dynamics Astronautics Infrared Camera Test

sdasmarchives
Published on Feb 26, 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=FWBf6p6ypSc?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWBf6p6ypSc
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: Proponent on 03/03/2018 03:07 PM
Is it just me, or does the video lack sound?

How close did fluorine come to a flight test?  Which stage would it have been tested on?  A heavily modified Agena?  Centaur?  Perhaps Vega?
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 03/04/2018 04:16 AM
Is it just me, or does the video lack sound?

How close did fluorine come to a flight test?  Which stage would it have been tested on?  A heavily modified Agena?  Centaur?  Perhaps Vega?

Yea makes no sense.  Deleted.
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 03/23/2018 04:22 PM
HACL film 1201 Atlas 63D Fixed Fee

sdasmarchives
Published on Mar 23, 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.  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=Spu850KvzXg?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Spu850KvzXg
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: WallE on 03/24/2018 12:40 AM
That's actually footage of what looks like a GAMBIT launch, but...

Missile 63D was another routine operational test from VAFB. A ruptured hydraulic line at T+110 seconds caused loss of sustainer/vernier hydraulic fluid and thence loss of control and premature engine shutdown following booster jettison. The hydraulic line rupture was caused by aerodynamic heating, but 63D had an older version of the D-series hydraulic system with aluminum plumbing, and this had been changed to steel on Atlas vehicles manufactured since then, so no corrective action had to be taken.

There were a couple of Atlas flight failures (including 3D as I mentioned in another thread and also the first two Atlas A flights) caused by the use of aluminum parts for weight-saving reasons which turned out to be less durable than steel.
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 03/29/2018 05:14 AM
HACL 01207 Atlas Erection and Pred 12-27-1961

sdasmarchives
Published on Mar 28, 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=apv9PZ606pc?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apv9PZ606pc
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 03/29/2018 05:15 AM
HACL 01208 Atlas Launch

sdasmarchives
Published on Mar 28, 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=A0LDlGBPj4k?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0LDlGBPj4k
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: WallE on 04/02/2018 11:19 AM
HACL 01207 Atlas Erection and Pred 12-27-1961

This is Missile 40E, successfully launched from LC-13 at CCAS on 2/13/62 and the last East Coast Atlas E flight. The other video is of an unidentified West Coast Atlas F launch.
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: Helodriver on 04/02/2018 11:55 AM
HACL film 1201 Atlas 63D Fixed Fee

sdasmarchives
Published on Mar 23, 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.  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=Spu850KvzXg?t=001


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Spu850KvzXg

At 4:39, for the briefest of moments it seems "Miss Atlas 1963" shows up displaying her ogive fairings.  ::) the "Xs" are not on the original!

A little tease from the photo squadron to see if you are paying attention!
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 04/03/2018 02:45 PM
HACL 01234 Atlas 201D Launch KH-7 Gambit

sdasmarchives
Published on Apr 3, 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.  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=viqSh1s6jaU?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viqSh1s6jaU
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 04/03/2018 02:47 PM
HACL 01239 AC-3 Atlas-Centaur-C LV-3C

sdasmarchives
Published on Apr 3, 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=WidpCqzqSfQ?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WidpCqzqSfQ



Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 04/05/2018 05:59 PM
HACL 01243 A13-26 AMR test # 121 6/30/1964 AC-3 Atlas-Centaur-C LV-3C

sdasmarchives
Published on Apr 5, 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=I5xV0FHK0Ng?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5xV0FHK0Ng
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 04/05/2018 06:00 PM
HACL 01241 A13-26 AMR test # 121 6/30/1964 AC-3 Atlas-Centaur-C LV-3C
sdasmarchives
Published on Apr 5, 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=lDBowVY8E3E?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDBowVY8E3E

Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: WallE on 04/15/2018 10:34 PM
HACL 01234 Atlas 201D Launch KH-7 Gambit

Which was of course the first GAMBIT launch on 7/12/63 after the Atlas originally intended for the flight, 190D, had been destroyed in the processing accident two months earlier when the propellant tanks depressurized on the pad and spilled RP-1 everywhere.

Excerpt from "Atlas Propulsion Interface Airborne Difficulties" listing the incident with 190D. What's notable is that this merely describes the malfunction of the LOX fill/drain valve and the cause of it, while making no mention at all of the (quite dramatic) after-effects.
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 04/19/2018 03:48 AM
HACL 01290 Atlas 288D Mariner Arrival and Erection
sdasmarchives
Published on Apr 18, 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWIZGxYz59s?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWIZGxYz59s
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 04/19/2018 03:50 AM
HACL 01289 Atlas 288D Mariner Arrival and Erection

sdasmarchives
Published on Apr 18, 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-Yd595pGd4?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-Yd595pGd4

Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 04/19/2018 03:51 AM
HACL 01286 March 4th 1966 Atlas 303D

sdasmarchives
Published on Apr 18, 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdltlTF7MYI?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdltlTF7MYI
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: WallE on 04/19/2018 05:27 AM
Atlas 303D was a Nike-Zeus test from 576-A1 at VAFB on 3/3/66 (some coincidence with that date and the Atlas serial number). It failed shortly after BECO due to a hydraulic line rupture that quickly caused the loss of sustainer hydraulics fluid and missile tumbling. GD/A undertook an extensive investigation and redesign effort in an attempt to correct this problem. Several possible causes for the hydraulic rupture were investigated as telemetry data did not provide any explanation and the booster fell into the Pacific far downrange and was not recoverable for examination.

The other of course is Mariner 4's booster, which used an all-metal payload shroud following the failure of Mariner 3's fiberglass shroud to jettison. The new shroud was significantly heavier than its predecessor which necessitated a couple of modifications to the Atlas propulsion system to wring more power out of it. The redesign effort was completed in a hurry to get Mariner 4 up before the close of the 1964 Mars launch window.

Mariner 4 was one of the first launches made after the organization shift in 1964 where NASA were put completely in charge of their programs and most direct Air Force involvement in NASA missions was phased out (previously, the Air Force had been in charge of preparing NASA launches and drafting mission reports).
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 05/02/2018 09:19 PM
HACL 01308 Atlas 232D Hickory Hollow November 4, 1963

sdasmarchives
Published on May 2, 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=tlPcZEZVkY0?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlPcZEZVkY0
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 05/02/2018 09:20 PM
HACL 01307 Atlas Centaur AC-4 Launch 12/11/1964

sdasmarchives
Published on May 2, 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=z1TLz_8TSlg?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1TLz_8TSlg
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 05/02/2018 09:21 PM
HACL 01309 Atlas 232D Hickory Hollow November 4, 1963

sdasmarchives
Published on May 2, 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=nvziDOX9kEE?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvziDOX9kEE
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 05/16/2018 11:27 PM
HACL 01326 Atlas 5303 erection of Gemini Agena at Boresite range 3/21/1966

sdasmarchives
Published on May 16, 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.  The Collection contains 3,000 reels of 16-millimeter film. From the archives of the San Diego Air and Space Museum.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SpGJFRz-s4?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SpGJFRz-s4

Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: WallE on 05/17/2018 06:24 PM
Atlas 5303? Well, we all know what happened to that one. Tom Stafford truly earned his nickname "The Mayor of Pad 19" that day.

Best line from the CBS live coverage of the launch? When someone asks "It is very puzzling how the Range Safety Officer could have permitted the flight to continue."