Accession Number:

AD0802018

Title:

Discoverer Program Performance Analysis Report. Flight of FTV-1029. 13 August 1959 (30-Day Report)

Descriptive Note:

[Technical Report, Technical Report]

Corporate Author:

LOCKHEED MISSILES AND SPACE CO INC SUNNYVALE CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1959-09-02

Pagination or Media Count:

73

Abstract:

Discoverer V, consisting of Agena Flight Test Vehicle 1029, Model 2205, and Thor Booster SM-75 Serial No. 192 was successfully launched on13 August 1959 from Complex SM-75-3, Pad 4, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. After liftoff, the first-stage booster lofted the Agena vehicle approximately 17 miles higher-than-nominal and 1 degree east of the predicted track in azimuth. First mode bending oscillations experienced on previous launches were absent. The Vandenberg AFB VERLORT radar experienced periodic dropouts while tracking however, the Point Mugu radar tracking was excellent and the velocity-to-be-gained and time-to-fire commands were properly received and executed.

Subject Categories:

  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Ground Support Systems and Facilities for Space Vehicles
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

[A, Approved For Public Release]