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Centaur AC-1, 2, 3

Centaur AC-1 [NASA]

These Centaur flights were test flights of the then new developed cryogenic Centaur stage.

On these flights, there was no payload carried besides the instrumented Centaur stage it self.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Instrumented second stage
Contractors: General Dynamics
Configuration: Instrumented Centaur
Power: Batteries
Orbit: 469 km × 1554 km, 30.30 (#2)
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Centaur AC-1 N/A 09.05.1962 CC LC-36A *F Atlas-LV3C Centaur-A suborbital
Centaur AC-2 1963-047A 27.11.1963 CC LC-36A Atlas-LV3C Centaur-B
Centaur AC-3 1964-F09 30.06.1964 CC LC-36A F Atlas-LV3C Centaur-C

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