CTNA provides tires for Atlas rocket carrier
Continental Tire North America Inc. (CTNA) has provided tires for a ground transporter that will be used to support Atlas V rocket launch processing at Vandenberg Air Foce Base in California.
"United Launch Alliance (ULA), a joint venture of The Boeing Co. and Lockheed Martin Corp., contacted Continental to provide replacement tires for its KAMAG Transporttechnik self-propelled Transporter Platform," say CTNA officials.
Continental was chosen to supply the replacement tires based on the manufacturer's specifications, according to Steven Mansker, subcontract administrator for the ULA's Atlas V Launch Operations Program.
The KAMAG transporter, which is 63.5 feet long, is used to move Atlas flight hardware. Its capacity is 450,000 pounds.
CTNA provided a set of 82 15-inch HTR tube-type tires for the machine.