Author Topic: Atlas HACL Films  (Read 23426 times)

Online catdlr

  • Member
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5931
  • Viewed launches since the Redstones
  • Marina del Rey, California, USA
  • Liked: 2392
  • Likes Given: 1821
Re: Atlas HACL Films
« Reply #160 on: 02/12/2019 01:45 am »
Added new videos to the following post above:

AC-15 Surveyor 7 Build Up 12/7-13/1967 Kennedy Space Center

Videos added:
HACL 01797
HACL 01798
Tony De La Rosa

Online catdlr

  • Member
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5931
  • Viewed launches since the Redstones
  • Marina del Rey, California, USA
  • Liked: 2392
  • Likes Given: 1821
Re: Atlas HACL Films
« Reply #161 on: 02/12/2019 01:52 am »
Updates to videos at this post above:

Atlas Centaur AC-13 CCAFS LC-36B Surveyor 5 9/8/1967

Still more videos added today:
HACL 01801 and HACL 01802
Tony De La Rosa

Online catdlr

  • Member
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5931
  • Viewed launches since the Redstones
  • Marina del Rey, California, USA
  • Liked: 2392
  • Likes Given: 1821
Re: Atlas HACL Films
« Reply #162 on: 02/12/2019 01:57 am »
Atlas Centaur AC-6 Surveyor 2 8/11/1965

sdasmarchives
Published on Feb 11, 2019

HACL 01815

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





HACL 01816

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5eu0jS_NFE?t=001




======================
added Feb 13, 2019
======================

HACL 01828

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




HACL 01829

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wrhJUK-Cu4?t=001




HACL 01831

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFpaxU91cic?t=001




HACL 01833

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7kbL1QOSX4?t=001





======================
added March 4, 2019
======================

HACL 01847

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nzy4P4R18fc?t=001




HACL 01848

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVBhAd7bilw?t=001

« Last Edit: 03/05/2019 05:45 am by catdlr »
Tony De La Rosa

Online catdlr

  • Member
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5931
  • Viewed launches since the Redstones
  • Marina del Rey, California, USA
  • Liked: 2392
  • Likes Given: 1821
Re: Atlas HACL Films
« Reply #163 on: 02/12/2019 02:06 am »
Updates to videos at this post above:

Atlas 10A 1/10/1958 Cape Canaveral

Videos added today:
HACL 01799 and HACL 01800
Tony De La Rosa

Online catdlr

  • Member
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5931
  • Viewed launches since the Redstones
  • Marina del Rey, California, USA
  • Liked: 2392
  • Likes Given: 1821
Re: Atlas HACL Films
« Reply #164 on: 02/12/2019 03:43 am »
Atlas 264D

sdasmarchives
Published on Feb 11, 2019

5/21-22/1965 Launch Prep

HACL 01817

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfzW18Jjy7s?t=001




Atlas 264D 5/21-22/1965 Control

HACL 01820

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJy99ypSi1g?t=001




HACL 01821

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cvs4aPEfxH4?t=001

Tony De La Rosa

Offline chetan_chpd

  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 113
  • Pune
  • Liked: 22
  • Likes Given: 25
Re: Atlas HACL Films
« Reply #165 on: 02/12/2019 04:02 am »
(please provide info on following...i have that Q for a long time in my mind)

what/why is the "exhaust gas/ flame/ plume" type phenomena in the red mark up below? does it provide thrust too?


Online catdlr

  • Member
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5931
  • Viewed launches since the Redstones
  • Marina del Rey, California, USA
  • Liked: 2392
  • Likes Given: 1821
Re: Atlas HACL Films
« Reply #166 on: 02/12/2019 04:12 am »
(please provide info on following...i have that Q for a long time in my mind)

what/why is the "exhaust gas/ flame/ plume" type phenomena in the red mark up below? does it provide thrust too?



I believe it's the turbo-pump exhaust.  see here:  Atlas_MA-drive-system
« Last Edit: 02/12/2019 04:12 am by catdlr »
Tony De La Rosa

Offline WallE

  • Full Member
  • **
  • Posts: 285
  • Liked: 83
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Atlas HACL Films
« Reply #167 on: 02/12/2019 01:35 pm »
what/why is the "exhaust gas/ flame/ plume" type phenomena in the red mark up below? does it provide thrust too?

That is the booster engine turbopump exhaust and it did provide a couple thousand pounds of thrust. Nothing actually significant enough to add extra propulsive power though. The sustainer turbopump had its own exhaust duct but it was flush with the engine nozzle and not really visible. This diagram illustrates it a bit better and you can see that the sustainer turbopump exhaust was simply dumped into the main engine nozzle and mixed with its exhaust.

Most Atlases had one exhaust duct, the Atlas E/F had two of them because the booster engines had their own separate outboard pumps instead of a common pump assembly mounted in the central thrust chamber.
« Last Edit: 02/13/2019 05:06 pm by WallE »

Online catdlr

  • Member
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5931
  • Viewed launches since the Redstones
  • Marina del Rey, California, USA
  • Liked: 2392
  • Likes Given: 1821
Tony De La Rosa

Online catdlr

  • Member
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5931
  • Viewed launches since the Redstones
  • Marina del Rey, California, USA
  • Liked: 2392
  • Likes Given: 1821
Re: Atlas HACL Films
« Reply #169 on: 02/14/2019 04:49 am »
Updates to videos at this post above:

Atlas Centaur AC-6 Surveyor 2 8/11/1965


Videos added today:
HACL 01828
HACL 01829
HACL 01831
HACL 01833
Tony De La Rosa

Online catdlr

  • Member
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5931
  • Viewed launches since the Redstones
  • Marina del Rey, California, USA
  • Liked: 2392
  • Likes Given: 1821
Tony De La Rosa

Offline Citabria

  • Member
  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 172
  • Michigan
  • Liked: 89
  • Likes Given: 61
Re: Atlas HACL Films
« Reply #171 on: 02/14/2019 03:56 pm »
Interesting to see the huge effort in production and test.

BTW, HACL 01811 runs backward and upside-down.

Offline WallE

  • Full Member
  • **
  • Posts: 285
  • Liked: 83
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Atlas HACL Films
« Reply #172 on: 02/14/2019 07:09 pm »
HACL 01839 shows Atlas 5E which carried out a successful ABRES test from LC-11 at CCAS on February 25, 1964. Two months later, Atlas 137F performed the last East Coast ABRES launch before the program was completely moved to VAFB.

Offline WallE

  • Full Member
  • **
  • Posts: 285
  • Liked: 83
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Atlas HACL Films
« Reply #173 on: 02/16/2019 06:23 pm »
In 01842, we see Missile 65D which carried out an ABRES test from 576-B2 at VAFB on July 6, 1967. This was the last year for flights of repurposed D-series missiles, with five successful ABRES launches and one OV-1 satellite (the kick motor failed and it didn't attain orbit).
« Last Edit: 02/17/2019 04:28 pm by WallE »

Offline Eric Hedman

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 1088
  • Liked: 409
  • Likes Given: 316
Re: Atlas HACL Films
« Reply #174 on: 02/17/2019 05:42 am »
I saw an unusual clip of these rockets filmed at Vandenberg AFB in 1961.  It was an episode of Perry Mason filmed there.   In one scene you get to see one of these Atlas rockets lying on its side going through an engine gimbal test.  The two Rocketdyne Engines on each side go through a preprogrammed pattern while the center sustainer engine doesn't move.  There are clips of test flights.  You get to see what Vandenberg looked like back then.  I was surprised how much access a TV show was given.

A short description of the episode can be found here:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0673334/

Offline Alter Sachse

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 851
  • Germany
  • Liked: 190
  • Likes Given: 403
Re: Atlas HACL Films
« Reply #175 on: 02/17/2019 07:29 am »
In 01842, we see Missile 65D which carried out an ABRES test from 576-B2 at VAFB on July 6, 1967. This was the last year for flights of repurposed D-series missiles, with five successful ABRES launches and one OV-1 satellite (the kick motor failed and it didn't attain orbit).
The lettering on the picture is 55D.
« Last Edit: 02/17/2019 07:35 am by Alter Sachse »

Offline WallE

  • Full Member
  • **
  • Posts: 285
  • Liked: 83
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Atlas HACL Films
« Reply #176 on: 02/17/2019 04:30 pm »
The lettering on the picture is 55D.

Noted and fixed. Apparently there isn't a photo of 65D anywhere and I should have noticed the RV was incorrect for an ABRES launch.

Online catdlr

  • Member
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5931
  • Viewed launches since the Redstones
  • Marina del Rey, California, USA
  • Liked: 2392
  • Likes Given: 1821
Re: Atlas HACL Films
« Reply #177 on: 03/05/2019 05:30 am »
Atlas Agena SLV 5303 5/17/1966

sdasmarchives
Published on Mar 4, 2019

HACL 01849

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




HACL 01850

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G60lDgElLWk?t=001



Tony De La Rosa

Online catdlr

  • Member
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5931
  • Viewed launches since the Redstones
  • Marina del Rey, California, USA
  • Liked: 2392
  • Likes Given: 1821
Re: Atlas HACL Films
« Reply #178 on: 03/05/2019 05:37 am »
Tony De La Rosa

Online catdlr

  • Member
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5931
  • Viewed launches since the Redstones
  • Marina del Rey, California, USA
  • Liked: 2392
  • Likes Given: 1821
Re: Atlas HACL Films
« Reply #179 on: 03/05/2019 05:38 am »
Atlas Test F10-3 test # 1-95 AERB 9/2/1960

sdasmarchives
Published on Mar 4, 2019

HACL 01845

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

Tony De La Rosa

Tags: