THE ATLAS FAMILY

INTRODUCTION: Atlas is a family of US missiles and space launch vehicles that originated with the SM-65 Atlas. Atlas was a liquid propellant rocket burning RP-1 fuel with liquid oxygen in three engines configured in an unusual “stage-and-a-half” or “parallel staging” design. The Atlas was used as the expendable launch system with both the AgenaContinue reading “THE ATLAS FAMILY”

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