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Atlas Rocket Testing HCL films - 1963
« 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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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 Rocket Testing HCL films - 1963
« Reply #1 on: 12/16/2017 03:00 AM »
HACL 01063 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=6FWIPbQIc5I?t=001

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Re: Atlas Rocket Testing HCL films - 1963
« Reply #2 on: 12/16/2017 03:03 AM »
HACL 01064 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=D68oEhy3wVk?t=001

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Re: Atlas Rocket Testing HCL films - 1963
« 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 Rocket Testing HCL films - 1963
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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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