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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

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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

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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."
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 05/22/2018 08:16 PM
HACL 01335 Atlas 5304 6/1/1966 Launch
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Published on May 22, 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=KKDUMx-m98E?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKDUMx-m98E
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 05/22/2018 08:17 PM
HACL 01336 Atlas 5304 ATDA alert 6/1/1966


sdasmarchives
Published on May 22, 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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MO08lq3zV6w?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MO08lq3zV6w
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 05/22/2018 08:18 PM
HACL 01337 5304 Atlas ATDA alert 6/1/1966

sdasmarchives
Published on May 22, 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=yTQU-3Bh0Z0?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTQU-3Bh0Z0
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 05/24/2018 04:01 AM
HACL 01331 5304 Atlas ATDA 6/1/1966 Blockhouse Activity

sdasmarchives
Published on May 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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1T2gElBwKM?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1T2gElBwKM
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 05/24/2018 04:03 AM
HACL 01332 5304 Atlas ATDA 6/1/1966

sdasmarchives
Published on May 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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYy8pYxVD5o?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYy8pYxVD5o

Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 05/24/2018 04:04 AM
HACL 01333 5304 Atlas Agena ATDA alert 6/1/1966

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Published on May 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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aV3Xs-_WmU?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aV3Xs-_WmU
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 06/08/2018 09:27 PM
HACL 01358 Atlas-Agena D SLV-3 GATV 5005 docking target for Gemini 10 7/18/1966

sdasmarchives
Published on June 8, 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=oUxgVGcLw5w?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUxgVGcLw5w


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBrnYB8rXBg?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBrnYB8rXBg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHkS40gnv9s?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHkS40gnv9s
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 06/08/2018 09:40 PM
HACL 01362 Atlas 263D Fire 1 Launch 4/23/1964

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Published on June 8, 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=JJXqwvqv9TA?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJXqwvqv9TA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4elSSHXot4c?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4elSSHXot4c

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Op2H6ww9pEc?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Op2H6ww9pEc
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 06/08/2018 09:43 PM
HACL 01365 Atlas Centaur AC-8 Surveyor SD-3 4/8/1966

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Published on June 8, 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=Qei00JGfcf8?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qei00JGfcf8
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 06/08/2018 09:44 PM
HACL 01367 3/10/1966 Atlas-Agena D SLV-3 5001 CCAFS LC-12 OAO-1

sdasmarchives
Published on June 8, 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=WgiqFWkqGIg?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgiqFWkqGIg
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 06/08/2018 09:47 PM
HACL 01368 3/10/1966 Atlas-Agena D SLV-3 5001 CCAFS LC-12 OAO-1

sdasmarchives
Published on June 8, 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=NKwZJzT7KQM?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKwZJzT7KQM
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 06/08/2018 09:48 PM
HACL 01369 Atlas-Agena D SLV-3 5001 CCAFS LC-12 OAO-3

sdasmarchives
Published on June 8, 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=3Wk9KI_6dp8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Wk9KI_6dp8?t=001
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 06/08/2018 09:50 PM
HACL 01371 288D Mariner 2 11/24/1964

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Published on June 8, 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=bmPzJL_wZC4?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmPzJL_wZC4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4W_lLAqjJXA?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4W_lLAqjJXA
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 06/08/2018 09:56 PM
HACL 01376 Atlas ETR 284D Mariner 10/26-29/1964

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Published on June 8, 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=eHaJFL5zXMw?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHaJFL5zXMw


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoPP_p6anIw?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoPP_p6anIw


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

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


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VX3w-9-93JY?=t

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VX3w-9-93JY
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 06/08/2018 10:01 PM
HACL 01379 Atlas on target winter 1958 report B-Roll

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Published on June 8, 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=ufaiPuNiJro?t=001

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


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56orqypIYA8?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56orqypIYA8


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIR44klLlUA?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIR44klLlUA
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 06/08/2018 10:09 PM
HACL 01387 Atlas 195D night 9/4/1964 OGO 1

sdasmarchives
Published on June 8, 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=LAQ9xIdmJV0?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAQ9xIdmJV0


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6x77t4adog?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6x77t4adog
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 06/08/2018 10:19 PM
HACL 01388 Atlas D 210D VAFB 576-A1 ABRES LORV-5

sdasmarchives
Published on June 8, 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=ZnJS0DyK85U?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnJS0DyK85U
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 06/08/2018 10:24 PM
HACL 01395 Atlas Tests at Pt. Loma 6/30/1967

sdasmarchives
Published on June 8, 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=_DOmtUN9DQ0?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DOmtUN9DQ0


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LO1y3cOL1yg?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LO1y3cOL1yg


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4zn2P4QNTY?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4zn2P4QNTY


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loMa1HqUkng?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loMa1HqUkng



Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 06/12/2018 09:24 PM
HACL 01396 thru 01400 Atlas Tests at Pt. Loma 6/30/1967 - Cont.


sdasmarchives
Published on Jun 12, 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=mIjotiWPY4k?=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIjotiWPY4k


HACL 01398 Atlas Tests Pt. Loma A4-56 6/30/1967

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnNVDDHh5Ac?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnNVDDHh5Ac


HACL 01399 Atlas Explosive Bolt Test

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aver-37BIwk?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aver-37BIwk


HACL 01400 Atlas Explosive Bolt Stress Test

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0vCx-JfL-M?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0vCx-JfL-M

Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 06/13/2018 08:38 PM
HACL Videos - Test of Umbilical for Atlas Centaur, Surveyor 8/21-23 1966

sdasmarchives
Published on Jun 13, 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


HACL 01407 Test of Umbilical for Atlas Centaur, Surveyor 8/21-23 1966

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jObU38HvYt0?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jObU38HvYt0


HACL 01409 Test of Umbilical for Atlas Centaur, Surveyor 8/21-23 1966

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cPnC3KqE4k?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cPnC3KqE4k

HACL 01410 Test of Umbilical for Atlas Centaur, Surveyor 8/21-23 1966

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kj3naCgK9zM?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kj3naCgK9zM

Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 06/16/2018 04:49 AM
HACL Films -  Atlas Centaur AC-61 B-Roll

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

HACL 01411 Atlas Centaur AC-61 B-Roll

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Fbkl4WL9y4?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Fbkl4WL9y4



HACL 01412 Atlas Centaur AC-61 B-Roll

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

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


HACL 01414 Atlas Centaur AC-61 B-Roll

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpdkVi2Hzw0?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpdkVi2Hzw0

Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 06/16/2018 05:33 AM
HACL Films ETR 12/11/1964 Atlas Centaur AC-4 Surveyor


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

HACL 01415

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoSuEl__zc8?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoSuEl__zc8


HACL 01417

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1DJpLg9Sbc?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1DJpLg9Sbc

HACL 01418

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbTONgQ84vU?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbTONgQ84vU

HACL 01419

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nn6d0ou3OmI?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nn6d0ou3OmI

HACL 01421

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbLkMm5Tgy0?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbLkMm5Tgy0

Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 06/16/2018 05:36 AM
HACL Films - 1/10 scale Centaur Model LH2 6/23/1964 Test

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

HACL 01423

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWZMg2HJP5I?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWZMg2HJP5I


HACL 01424

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wG6x6thqwsU?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wG6x6thqwsU


HACL 01426

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KR6cdRCW64I?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KR6cdRCW64I
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 06/16/2018 05:39 AM
HACL Films -  Atlas 247D Nike Zeus Target 9/22/1964

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

HACL 01427

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

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


HACL 01430

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pDIHR_-wg0?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pDIHR_-wg0

Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 06/16/2018 05:40 AM
HACL 01432 Atlas 433D Console


sdasmarchives
Published on Jun 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.  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=hPOKdGDLHKI?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPOKdGDLHKI
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 06/21/2018 01:23 AM
HACL 01446 General Dynamics Astronautics B-roll circa 1964

sdasmarchives
Published on Jun 20, 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=dkZ4dGvkA-Q?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkZ4dGvkA-Q
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 06/21/2018 01:28 AM
HACL films: Atlas General Dynamics Astronautics Construction "Magnent" 1985

sdasmarchives
Published on Jun 20, 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.

HACL 01436

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_UeDiq5p0A?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_UeDiq5p0A


HACL 01437

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j93G7f2jsd0?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j93G7f2jsd0

Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 07/30/2018 10:49 PM
HACL 01449 AT-48 Second Quarter Progress Report 9/23/1958

sdasmarchives
Published on Jul 30, 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=Lq_Qk7vWuQY?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lq_Qk7vWuQY


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k83xtIMIv88?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k83xtIMIv88
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 07/30/2018 10:52 PM
HACL 01455 Atlas test # 8267 ETR A17-2 12/6/1966

sdasmarchives
Published on Jul 30, 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=51xUW8BFP4U?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51xUW8BFP4U
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 08/06/2018 05:52 PM
HACL 01479 Atlas test # 634 4/5/1958 AMR

sdasmarchives
Published on Aug 6, 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=UoFRgcyNhOc?t=001

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

HACL 01480 Atlas test # 634 4/5/1958 AMR

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jvcx-nxhV2o?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jvcx-nxhV2o
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 08/06/2018 05:54 PM
HACL 01481 Atlas quarterly report 10/11&12/1959 B-Roll, no sound


sdasmarchives
Published on Aug 6, 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.

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

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

Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: WallE on 08/06/2018 09:26 PM
HACL 01479 Atlas test # 634 4/1/1958 AMR

This appears to be the launch of Atlas 15A, but the video is mislabeled--it should be April 5 and not April 1. They'd attempted to launch 15A on April 1, but the V-2 vernier exploded and they had to abort the launch, replace the vernier engine, and try again a few days later. Since the video clearly shows the missile rising from the pad, it's not the aborted 4/1 attempt, which is on Youtube.
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 08/06/2018 09:35 PM
HACL 01479 Atlas test # 634 4/1/1958 AMR

This appears to be the launch of Atlas 15A, but the video is mislabeled--it should be April 5 and not April 1. They'd attempted to launch 15A on April 1, but the V-2 vernier exploded and they had to abort the launch, replace the vernier engine, and try again a few days later. Since the video clearly shows the missile rising from the pad, it's not the aborted 4/1 attempt, which is on Youtube.

I updated my post with the correct dates, can't do that for whats posted on YouTube.
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: jcm on 08/20/2018 03:17 PM
HACL 01369 Atlas-Agena D SLV-3 5001 CCAFS LC-12 OAO-3

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Published on June 8, 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=3Wk9KI_6dp8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Wk9KI_6dp8?t=001


The OAO-2 science team have asked me to look out for footage of AC-16 / OAO-2, has anyone got that?
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 09/29/2018 01:34 AM
HACL 01503 Atlas being place on Pad.

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Published on Sep 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.  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=et6skvVMeWU?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=et6skvVMeWU


HACL 01501 Atlas 10A 1/10/1958 Cape Canaveral


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JirQi-qnvM?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JirQi-qnvM


HACL 01502 July 8 1966 Atlas on Pad (Original Film Reversed)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Th5wR4-0FM?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Th5wR4-0FM


Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 09/29/2018 01:47 AM
HACL 01493 Atlas Centaur AC-11 ETR 7/14/1967 Surveyor 4

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Published on Sep 24, 2018


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaD5ua5ju_Q?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaD5ua5ju_Q


HACL 01494 Atlas Centaur AC-11 ETR 7/14/1967 Surveyor 4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_x-dcHeXP0?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_x-dcHeXP0

HACL 01495 Atlas Centaur AC-11 ETR 7/14/1967 Surveyor 4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUnmowDcnI8?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUnmowDcnI8

HACL 01496 Atlas Centaur AC-11 ETR 7/14/1967 Surveyor 4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfrK5FMlPQo?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfrK5FMlPQo

Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 09/29/2018 01:55 AM
HACL 01497 Atlas 11A 2/20/1958 Cape Canaveral

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Published on Sep 24, 2018

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

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

HACL 01498 Atlas 11A 2/20/1958 Cape Canaveral

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaX2ZyJH-Rk?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaX2ZyJH-Rk

HACL 01499 Atlas 11A 2/20/1958 Cape Canaveral

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dstb1D-lXg?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dstb1D-lXg
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 09/29/2018 02:01 AM
HACL 01506 12/18/1958 Atlas 10B Launch SCORE Comsat LEO

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Published on Sep 28, 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ki5p5nocqz4?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ki5p5nocqz4

HACL 01507 12/18/1958 Atlas 10B Launch SCORE Comsat LEO

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aa6N4ku5Sj0?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aa6N4ku5Sj0
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 09/29/2018 02:05 AM
HACL 01505 8/12/1969 Atlas Centaur AC-18


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Published on Sep 28, 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuATAxM8_Zk?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuATAxM8_Zk

HACL 01504 8/12/1969 Atlas Centaur AC-18

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWPfws8oabI?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWPfws8oabI
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 09/29/2018 02:08 AM
HACL 01509 Atlas Centaur AC-14 Surveyor 6 11/7/1967

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Published on Sep 28, 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZClv5zUbQec?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZClv5zUbQec

HACL 01511 Atlas Centaur AC-14 Surveyor 6 11/7/1967

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Tb_2HNtfBM?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Tb_2HNtfBM

HACL 01513 Atlas Centaur AC-14 Surveyor 6 11/7/1967

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0UV8YPvQ7k?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0UV8YPvQ7k
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 10/08/2018 11:38 PM
Atlas Centaur AC-11 CCAFS LC-36A Surveyor 4 7/14/1967

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Published on Oct 8, 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.

HACL 01519

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfclT0AQkcA?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfclT0AQkcA


HACL 01519

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzNJWF0r4EY?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzNJWF0r4EY

[Update 2018_10_18 new videos]


HACL 01533

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FDo-4-kcxI?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FDo-4-kcxI

HACL 01536

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNmIMa2x3yk?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNmIMa2x3yk


HACL 01537

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NChHepNiNe0?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NChHepNiNe0
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 10/08/2018 11:39 PM
Atlas Centaur AC-13 night CCAFS LC-36B Surveyor 5 9/8/1967

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Published on Oct 8, 2018

HACL 01521

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDp31fzoang?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDp31fzoang
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 10/08/2018 11:44 PM
Atlas Centaur, Likely AC-20 with Mariner 6

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Published on Oct 8, 2018

HACL 01522

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTAPp4U3fTU?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTAPp4U3fTU


HACL 01522

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8g4-w5SRjdg?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8g4-w5SRjdg


HACL 01523

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8g4-w5SRjdg?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8g4-w5SRjdg


HACL 01524

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7I9NrQuwczE?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7I9NrQuwczE
 

HACL 01525

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBz2dO7hIAQ?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBz2dO7hIAQ
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 10/08/2018 11:45 PM
Atlas Centaur AC-28 Cape Canaveral Intelsat IV 1/22/1972

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Published on Oct 8, 2018

HACL 01518

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i06yfmx9F3c?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i06yfmx9F3c
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 10/08/2018 11:46 PM
Atlas F 122F Va ABRES-A3 6/9/1967

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Published on Oct 8, 2018

HACL 01528

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kQCXUcQjdw?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kQCXUcQjdw
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 10/08/2018 11:48 PM
Atlas 6B Test Cape Canaveral 9/18/1958

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Published on Oct 8, 2018

HACL 01526

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cw3KZ6FL2O0?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cw3KZ6FL2O0

HACL 01527

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SCdd3vdrtk?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SCdd3vdrtk
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 10/18/2018 10:49 PM
Atlas Centaur AC-15 Surveyor 7 Final Configuration 11/29/1967

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Published on Oct 18, 2018

HACL 01530

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6afEj5NaNk?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6afEj5NaNk


HACL 01531

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

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


HACL 01532

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kip5aGl_jEM?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kip5aGl_jEM


HACL 01544

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qktn0B-w30s?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qktn0B-w30s


HACL 01545

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2r6VnwuRnk?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2r6VnwuRnk
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 10/18/2018 10:56 PM
Atllas 16A Cape Canaveral 6/3/1958

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Published on Oct 18, 2018

HACL 01541

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vey0yuZxdec?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vey0yuZxdec


Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 10/18/2018 10:58 PM
Atlas Centaur AC-17 Cape Canaveral ATS-4 8/10/1968

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Published on Oct 18, 2018

HACL 01542

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxM_vYvz-60?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxM_vYvz-60
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 10/18/2018 10:59 PM
HACL 01543 Atlas AMR test # 1511 payload flight test 9/13/1958

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Published on Oct 18, 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hT1um16cLg?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hT1um16cLg

Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: WallE on 10/19/2018 06:33 AM
Atlas 6B fell victim to a turbopump failure; this was a recurring problem with an early model of the pumps used on Rocketdyne engines that brought down a number of Jupiter, Thor, and Atlas flights. Two separate malfunctions affected the pumps. One was centrifugal force from the pump rotation causing the bearings to come out of their sockets, the other was the lubricant oil foaming with increasing altitude and decreasing air pressure. While Werner Von Braun's team at ABMA quickly moved to fix the problems with Jupiter, the Air Force repeatedly rejected suggestions to replace the turbopumps in Thor and Atlas vehicles so as to not slow down the test program. The only change they agreed to was using a pump oil with a different viscosity that would be less likely to foam.

The last Jupiter turbopump failure occurred in December 1957. Meanwhile, Atlas and Thor pump failures kept on coming during the following months, including the first Thor-Able launch in April 1958 and the high profile loss of the world's first lunar probe on Thor 127 in August.

Finally, Atlas 6B launched on September 18 and flew for 80 seconds until the B-1 turbopump seized up. LOX regulator pressure dropped, causing the gas generator to shut down and both booster engines with it, possibly due to a piece of debris from the turbopump rupturing the LOX sensing line. The Atlas pitched and broke up about 2-1/2 seconds after the pump failed.

The launcher hold down and release system on LC-13 also malfunctioned during 6B's launch. The B-1 launcher arm did not retract properly and tore holes in the thrust structure, but there was no evidence that this had any connection to the missile flight failure.

After this final debacle, the Air Force agreed to replace the turbopumps in all Thor and Atlas vehicles.

Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: WallE on 10/20/2018 03:50 AM
Atlas 122F was a successful ABRES R/V test from VAFB's 576-A3 on June 22, 1967. This flight verified modifications made after the failure of 119F the previous month. On that launch, the Atlas performed without incident through powered flight, but all telemetry abruptly ceased during the coasting phase prior to R/V separation. Investigation of the flight concluded that cork insulation attached to the R/V to protect it from aerodynamic heating had caused a buildup of static electricity. At the moment of R/V separation, a static jolt traveled down the Atlas's tank section and tripped the Range Safety destruct charges.

On subsequent flights, a copper wire was used to connect the R/V to the Atlas tank section and ensure that both would have the same electrostatic level. This done, 122F successfully tested an RMP, a blunt-nosed R/V quite different in appearance from the narwhal-like SBGRV flown on 119F.
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 10/22/2018 11:55 PM
Atlas Centaur D AC-18 ATS-5 8/12/1969

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Published on Oct 22, 2018

HACL 01547

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1o9Z6561a4?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1o9Z6561a4


HACL 01548

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

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


HACL 01550

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uen4LDQiqNs/t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uen4LDQiqNs


HACL 01551

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F93zVVHYc1A?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F93zVVHYc1A

Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 10/23/2018 12:03 AM
Atlas Centaur AC-13 CCAFS LC-36B Surveyor 5 9/8/1967

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Published on Oct 22, 2018

HACL 01552

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyoAvL0ud0s?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyoAvL0ud0s


HACL 01553

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-vCh4RPu10/t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-vCh4RPu10


HACL 01554

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scmD-cfmb08?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scmD-cfmb08


HACL 01555

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPq0sNWgQP4?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPq0sNWgQP4


HACL 01556

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_bEB8_qJxI?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_bEB8_qJxI
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 10/23/2018 12:05 AM
Atlas148F ABRES TVX-13 1/17/1967 Vadenberg AFB

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Published on Oct 22, 2018

HACL 01558

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITDPYkj1BEM?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITDPYkj1BEM


HACL 01559

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

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


HACL 01596

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gASuoHxZ7tU?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gASuoHxZ7tU


HACL 01597

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_U1cn7hf6mI?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_U1cn7hf6mI

Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: WallE on 10/23/2018 01:50 AM
Atlas 148F was another successful R/V test and the first Atlas flight of 1967. It followed a couple months downtime to fix the problems that led to the loss of 115F in October '66. On that launch, the B-1 fuel prevalve closed at about T+84 seconds, causing immediate loss of thrust in the B-1 engine and a yaw maneuver that led to missile destruction.

William Yengst's book "Lightning Bolts" describes the static electricity-induced failure of 119F, but manages to confuse some of the details with 115F (they both flew the pointy SBGRV reentry vehicle). He mentions that the Atlas disappeared behind cloud cover and a flash of light could be seen as the vehicle exploded, but 119F was far downrange and out of visibility when the failure occurred. The failure on 115F occurred less than two minutes into the launch when it would have still been possible to see it.
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 10/30/2018 10:35 PM
Atlas Centaur AC-19, Mariner 7 03-27-69 Cape Canaveral

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Published on Oct 30, 2018

HACL 01560

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2B650z4VJBw?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2B650z4VJBw


HACL 01561

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

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


HACL 01562


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeP_ZImlw9s?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeP_ZImlw9s


(Update Oct 31 new Videos added)
HACL 01578

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

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


HACL 01579

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qH9Ibn7hRXw?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qH9Ibn7hRXw
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 10/30/2018 10:39 PM
Atlas Launch Pad Test 6/23/1958 AMR

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Published on Oct 30, 2018

HACL 01563

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6CHvxyCkes?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6CHvxyCkes


HACL 01564

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozKX2AQGQvE?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozKX2AQGQvE
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 10/30/2018 11:19 PM
Atlas group 4 test # 1093 AMR 5/22/1958

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Published on Oct 30, 2018

HACL 01565

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

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


HACL 01568

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEEIO3m62uo?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEEIO3m62uo
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 10/30/2018 11:25 PM
Atlas Centaur AC-13 CCAFS LC-36B Surveyor 5 9/8/1967

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Published on Oct 30, 2018

HACL 01570

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LinVlx5s4yU?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LinVlx5s4yU


HACL 01572

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1QCVOoc8wM?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1QCVOoc8wM


HACL 01573

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXF5ClQ_UHY?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXF5ClQ_UHY


HACL 01574

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owuSJlyTsuo
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 10/30/2018 11:28 PM
Atlas-Agena D 5401 6/14/1967 Mariner 5

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Published on Oct 30, 2018

HACL 01584


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9H1m5rvaqhA?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9H1m5rvaqhA
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: Spaceman Spiff on 11/03/2018 07:55 PM
Atlas group 4 test # 1093 AMR 5/22/1958

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Published on Oct 30, 2018

HACL 01565

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

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


This was the Flight Readiness Firing of missile 16A, the last A missile.

HACL 01568

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEEIO3m62uo?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEEIO3m62uo

This is clearly missile 8B, but its Flight Readiness Firing occurred on September 6th, 1958, not on the 8th as mentioned in the caption.
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 11/06/2018 04:39 AM
Atlas Launch Pad Engine Run test # 224 2/8/1958

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Published on Nov 5, 2018

HACL 01592

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVpJ9-R7Xrw?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVpJ9-R7Xrw


HACL 01593

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNplKz8Txfo?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNplKz8Txfo
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 11/06/2018 04:43 AM
Vandenberg Air Force Base 9/6/1967 Atlas Umbilical Cord Tests

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Published on Nov 5, 2018

HACL 01589

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wRCyHckZe4?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wRCyHckZe4


HACL 01590

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-XMWmm0WvA?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-XMWmm0WvA


HACL 01591


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5lZuvskj7o?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5lZuvskj7o
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 11/06/2018 04:44 AM
Kennedy space center build of Surveyor 7 1/24/1967

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Published on Nov 5, 2018

HACL 01594

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f711kO4KU08?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f711kO4KU08

HACL 01606

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwu06iSX5os?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwu06iSX5os


HACL 01607

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_wn316AwK8?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_wn316AwK8

Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 11/12/2018 05:05 AM
Atlas 11A Cape Canaveral 2/20/1958

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Published on Nov 11, 2018


HACL 01598

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUrlykwr5FA?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUrlykwr5FA

HACL 01599

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Aby7e-eAWI?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Aby7e-eAWI
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 11/12/2018 05:09 AM
AT-group 4 test # 2062 AMR 9/1958 Atlas Launch Pad Test

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Published on Nov 11, 2018

HACL 01600

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuF9E2U-H2c?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuF9E2U-H2c


HACL 01601

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gt_3N1gDg3w?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gt_3N1gDg3w


HACL 01602

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpGHJcFb9HM?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpGHJcFb9HM

Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 11/12/2018 05:11 AM
A17-44 ETR test # 1979 AC-16 day 12/7/1968 Atlas-Centaur-D

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HACL 01603

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFAPxjcSw8E?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFAPxjcSw8E


HACL 01605

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IONd6XC_Ym8?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IONd6XC_Ym8
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: jcm on 11/12/2018 05:43 AM
Atlas 148F was another successful R/V test and the first Atlas flight of 1967. It followed a couple months downtime to fix the problems that led to the loss of 115F in October '66. On that launch, the B-1 fuel prevalve closed at about T+84 seconds, causing immediate loss of thrust in the B-1 engine and a yaw maneuver that led to missile destruction.

William Yengst's book "Lightning Bolts" describes the static electricity-induced failure of 119F, but manages to confuse some of the details with 115F (they both flew the pointy SBGRV reentry vehicle). He mentions that the Atlas disappeared behind cloud cover and a flash of light could be seen as the vehicle exploded, but 119F was far downrange and out of visibility when the failure occurred. The failure on 115F occurred less than two minutes into the launch when it would have still been possible to see it.

I find the Yengst book so frustrating. It's nearly awesome, except that there are so many errors in it like this one that you can't trust it.
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: WallE on 11/13/2018 07:09 AM
Atlas flight failures as of June 1963. Courtesy of the late Mr. LeBrun. There are a couple of errors and things that aren't clarified:

*12A--There was a short in a guidance system diode IIRC, but I'm not sure why this is mentioned on what was an otherwise successful flight (Atlas As flew on autopilot only with the guidance system included strictly for evaluation purposes).
*13B--There was no T/M on this Atlas, so the cause of flight failure is purely speculative.
*4C--Several hardware glitches, powered flight was completed successfully but the R/V never received a separation signal and was not recovered.
*7C--See previous.
*28D--The RSO sent a mistaken manual cutoff command due to the mentioned impact predictor system problem.
*51D--The failure occurred in the B-1 engine
*33D--The staging electrical disconnect plug pulled out prematurely, thus no booster jettison
*3E, 4E--The sustainer hydraulic rise-off disconnect failed to overheating--it was shielded on subsequent flights
*16E--Wiring error caused loss of helium control gas and no booster jettison
*100D--The exact reason for the Atlas programmer failure was not identified, plastic coating on a pin connector was one of several possible causes.
*52D--Way off. The missile had a gas generator leak that led to thrust section overheating and premature engine shutdown.
*66E--There was a thrust section fire early in the launch which apparently caused loss of control bottle gas. No booster separation and the verniers also shut down. The sustainer engine couldn't control the missile by itself and it eventually tumbled and broke up.
*4D--Electrical gremlins caused the vernier propellant valves to close inadvertently. The propellant feed system sent all the propellant intended for the verniers into the sustainer, overpressurizing it and apparently causing an internal rupture followed by engine shutdown.
*13F--Another thrust section fire during ascent, this caused the sustainer to shut down prematurely and mission failure following BECO
*64E--A pressure pulse at liftoff caused the B-2 engine insulation boot to be pushed into and snag the drain valve for the lubricant oil tank, pulling it open; the oil leaked during ascent and the B-2 turbopump seized up, causing the missile to yaw and self-destruct.
*131D, 46D, 139D--These all suffered loss of hydraulic fluid caused by failure of the rise off disconnect heat shield.
*193D--Propulsion system failure caused by overheating when it lost an engine insulation boot at liftoff.

There are several curious omissions, including 39D (very similar failure to 193D) and 105D/108D (both autopilot fails). AC-1 and 29D are not listed because they were upper stage/payload malfunctions, although by that token, 50D and 91D also should not be on the list.
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: edkyle99 on 11/13/2018 01:40 PM
*52D--Way off. The missile had a gas generator leak that led to thrust section overheating and premature engine shutdown.
The GD document says "LOX tank overpressurization". 
Peter Hunter's list says "LO2 tank overpress due hot gas leak in engine compartment".

 - Ed Kyle
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: WallE on 11/13/2018 04:33 PM
This excerpt from "Atlas Difficulties--Propulsion" states engine shutdown due to thrust section overheating. Critical Past has video of 52D and it's consistent with the account as given here. You can see the sustainer/vernier flameout, followed a short time later by booster shutdown and missile tumbling/breakup. It sounds much like Atlas-Centaur AC-43, but there was no thrust section fire here, just heat. Keeping in mind that AC-43 involved a leak in the sustainer GG, not the booster GG and the plumbing layout on Atlas-Centaur vehicles was different from a standard D-series Atlas because of having dual booster turbopumps.

A mere couple of hours after John Glenn's flight. NASA would have definitely looked into this failure especially since it involved a D-series Atlas.

Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 11/20/2018 02:30 AM
AC-16 12/7/1968 Atlas-Centaur-D SLV-3C

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HACL 01608

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwWPIyLH1V8?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwWPIyLH1V8


HACL 01609

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jACgbHFG3KA?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jACgbHFG3KA


HACL 01612

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hp29tGolrMw?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hp29tGolrMw


HACL 01613

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjLX6zlyW34?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjLX6zlyW34
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 11/20/2018 02:32 AM
1/7/1968 Atlas Centaur AC-15 Surveyor 7 Cape Canaveral Site 1967

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HACL 01614

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QB56H0yXdT0?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QB56H0yXdT0
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 11/20/2018 02:35 AM
Atlas Centaur umbilical test 8/16/1968

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HACL 01610

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8fwpa51FmM?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8fwpa51FmM


HACL 01611

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmDONF49jnY?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmDONF49jnY


Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 11/20/2018 02:36 AM
Atlas Centaur AC-29 launch ETR Intel Sat IV 6/13/1972

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HACL 01622

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWTHzC1gVqU?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWTHzC1gVqU
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 11/20/2018 02:41 AM
Atlas Centaur vortexing investigation 9/22/1959

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Published on Nov 19, 2018

HACL 01616

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwGVA2Lvi_g?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwGVA2Lvi_g


HACL 01617

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QAQBUQ8kAk?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QAQBUQ8kAk
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 11/20/2018 02:45 AM
Atlas Centaur AC-13 CCAFS LC-36B Surveyor 5 9/8/1967

HACL 01618

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09U1xERZDyk?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09U1xERZDyk

HACL 01619

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExhwszK-j9c?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExhwszK-j9c


HACL 01620

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kx2ZHsXqjWw?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kx2ZHsXqjWw

HACL 01621

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnO7QIAOBtI?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnO7QIAOBtI
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 12/07/2018 01:46 AM
A18-17 test # AC-29 launch ETR Intel sat IV 6/13/1972

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Published on Dec 6, 2018

HACL 01625

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EPf0cWXIIA?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EPf0cWXIIA
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 12/07/2018 01:51 AM
55B-2358 Centaur vortexing investigation (Pt. Loma) 8/26/1959

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HACL 01628

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Xo0q6W6CzQ?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Xo0q6W6CzQ


HACL 01629

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ef7-4wSZxk4?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ef7-4wSZxk4
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 12/07/2018 01:54 AM
2/20/1958 Atlas 11A Tracking

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HACL 01626

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQy2XWZwApw?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQy2XWZwApw


HACL 01627

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtuOA_zuNv0?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtuOA_zuNv0




Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 12/07/2018 01:58 AM
27-B-2438 D-series first stage separation (Pt. Loma) 6/17/1959

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Published on Dec 6, 2018

HACL 01630

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

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


HACL 01631

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTK5RwsPyzE?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTK5RwsPyzE
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 12/07/2018 01:59 AM
Space and Missile Systems Org B Roll

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Published on Dec 6, 2018

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJxUpCIcpmM
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 12/07/2018 02:03 AM
4/12/1964 4/14/1969 Atlas-Agena D SLV-3A Canyon 2

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HACL 01639

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qVYuGqkGfc?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qVYuGqkGfc
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 12/07/2018 02:04 AM
Atlas 104F OV1 Progress report 3/18/1969

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Published on Dec 6, 2018

HACL 01640

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgsa3f51Ft0?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgsa3f51Ft0

Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 12/07/2018 02:06 AM
Atlas 3B Test AMR 7/19/1958

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HACL 01635

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3A2h59jPU88?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3A2h59jPU88

Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 12/07/2018 02:08 AM
Atlas Centaur AC-20 Mariner 6 2/24/1969

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HACL 01636

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTT7ziMaZN0?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTT7ziMaZN0


HACL 01637

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2y0CJRbqhug?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2y0CJRbqhug

Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 12/07/2018 02:10 AM
Atlas Centaur AC-19 - Mariner 7 - 3/27/1969

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HACL 01633

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZHUtY9GA04?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZHUtY9GA04


HACL 01634

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAMht9kDq0c?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAMht9kDq0c
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: WallE on 12/07/2018 02:57 AM
Atlas 11A (and 13A) failed due to aerodynamic heating of the vernier feedback transducer short, causing loss of control. These were the first Atlases with verniers added to the autopilot loop--additional insulation was added on subsequent flights.

Atlas 3B I believe I've mentioned before--it was launched with a non-operating yaw gyro, so it simply tumbled out of control and broke up 43 seconds after launch. Eventual implementation of the Spin Motor Rotation Detection System prevented a recurrence of this failure mode. Probably one of the most picturesque Atlas flight failures--the LOX tank breaks up from aerodynamic loads, but there's no actual explosion, just a cloud of spilled propellant followed by the camera tracking the thrust section all the way down into the ocean.

Edit: After watching the video carefully, I noticed something interesting. At 6:33 you can see the bulge of the tank bulkhead. The initial vehicle breakup just produces a cloud of LOX but if fuel had gotten out, there would have been an explosion. So it doesn't look like the fuel tank ruptured at all and the entire vehicle from the bulkhead down was in one piece until impact in the water.

I wonder at what point vehicle telemetry was lost? Most of the electronics on Atlas were in the side equipment pods which seem to still be mostly intact after the disintegration of the LOX tank. At minimum any T/M measurements associated with the LOX tank and upper portion of the missile would have been lost. Although I somehow still think it was more likely than not that all vehicle data was lost after the tank breakup. Unless a flight report for 3B turns up, who knows?

The video of Canyon 2 should read 4/14/1969, not 64. Also the first video is obviously not a Canyon. So that makes three of the seven Canyons that we have launch footage of.

Mariner 6 of course had a famous processing accident a few weeks before launch when the Atlas got depressurized and started to fall over, nearly crushing two heroic technicians who activated a pump to re-inflate it. The Centaur and probe were fine, but the Atlas was structurally damaged and had to be replaced by a different vehicle.
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 12/07/2018 03:03 AM

The video of Canyon 2 should read 4/14/1969, not 64. Also the first video is obviously not a Canyon. So that makes three of the seven Canyons that we have launch footage of.


Corrected. Thanks WallE for the input.
Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 12/11/2018 01:34 AM
Atlas Centaur AC-11 - Surveyor 4 -  7/14/1967

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Published on Dec 10, 2018

HACL 01649

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3gBQdjD-QE?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3gBQdjD-QE


HACL 01650

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mF2LbseZ1c?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mF2LbseZ1c


HACL 01651

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rq2BvEG-Lgg?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rq2BvEG-Lgg


HACL 01652

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wm9TzybgWGo?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wm9TzybgWGo


HACL 01654

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sq0X9zcu2EU?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sq0X9zcu2EU

Title: Re: Atlas HACL Films
Post by: catdlr on 12/11/2018 01:39 AM
VAFB AtlasF/Triddent 70F - 1/16/1969 - RMP-B 11

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Published on Dec 10, 2018

HACL 01642

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFF3Ny8_tUg?t=001


HACL 01643

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1jtFrfOEeU?t=001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1jtFrfOEeU