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Range Safety Trajectory and Dispersion Information for Atlas 89D/OV1-9 and 10,
GENERAL DYNAMICS/CONVAIR SAN DIEGO CALIF
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The Range Safety Office, Western Test Range, requires the following information about each flight 1 Reference, fast, slow, and crossrange dispersion trajectories with impacts for premature cutoffs. 2 Maximum turning capability of the velocity vector. 3 Expected effects of destruction action on the vehicle and the ballistic coefficients of the resulting pieces. 4 Expected impact point and ballistic coefficient for each reentering body. 5 Impact dispersion for each stage. 6 Conditions for burning on reentry. 7 Typical failures that may occur during flight and trajectory deviations beyond which the launching agency is no longer interested in the flight. 8 Maximum possible impact range assuming complete fuel consumption of all stages. 9 Tracking equipment installed on the missile that can be used for range safety purposes. 10 Dispersed trajectories due to effects of severe headwinds and crosswinds. This and referenced reports provide the range safety information for Atlas 89DOV1-9 and 10 to be launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base to a target in the South Pacific Ocean. Author
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