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Atlas SLV-3 Space Launch Vehicle Flight Evaluation Report SLV-3 7123.
GENERAL DYNAMICS/CONVAIR SAN DIEGO CALIF
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Atlas 7123, the thirty-first Atlas boost vehicle to be used in support of this particular AtlasAgena program, was successfully launched from SLC-4E on 16 September 1966. This was the eightieth Atlas to be employed in the AtlasAgena programs. The Atlas flight objectives were fully satisfied. The upper stage vehicle was boosted into the specified coast ellipse, AtlasAgena separation was properly accomplished, and telemetry data were obtained for Atlas systems analysis. The operation of all Atlas systems was satisfactory throughout flight. Fulfillment of the insertion parameters at the termination of Atlas powered flight placed the upper stage vehicle at the proper space position with the required velocity for continuation of the mission by the second stage Agena vehicle. All Atlas mission objectives were satisfied. The desired VECO insertion velocities are determined in flight as those required to achieve the preflight-specified coast ellipse from the actual flight path being followed by the Atlas in powered flight.
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