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Atlas IIA-Centaur

 

 

 

ATLAS IIA-CENTAUR Fact Sheet
Written and Edited by Cliff Lethbridge

Classification: Space Launch Vehicle

Length: 149 feet, 7 inches (with medium fairing),
155 feet, 10 inches (with large fairing)

Diameter: 10 feet

 

Identical to the Atlas II-Centaur in all other respects, the Atlas IIA-Centaur features an upgraded Centaur second stage designed to increase payload capacity.

With the medium fairing, the Atlas IIA-Centaur can carry a 15,700-pound payload to low-Earth orbit, a 6,400-pound payload to geosynchronous transfer orbit or a 4,620-pound payload to Earth-escape trajectory.

With the large fairing, the Atlas IIA-Centaur can carry a 15,250-pound payload to low-Earth orbit, a 6,200-pound payload to geosynchronous transfer orbit or a 4,370-pound payload to Earth-escape trajectory.


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