Viking-DS or VDS (Viking Dynamic Simulator) was a vehicle evaluation payload, which was to represent the dynamic properties of the Viking space craft. It was to be deployed to a near-GEO orbit during the maiden flight of the Titan-3E Centaur-D1T launch vehicle. On top of the VDS the SPHINX satellite was mounted to be deployed into a GTO orbit.
Due to launch vehicle failure, the payloads did not achieve orbit.
|Type / Application:||Vehicle Evaluation|
|Viking-DS (VDS)||1974-F01||11.02.1974||CC LC-41||F||Titan-3E Centaur-D1T||with SPHINX|