Atlas Missile 19F

General Dynamics Missile Serial Number:   60-5542

General Dynamics Manufacturing Number:   19F

Air Force Missile Tail Number:   542

Missile Acceptance Date:   9/23/1961

Missile Delivery Date:   10/12/1961

ICBM Squadron Number:   551st

ICBM Squadron Site Assignment:   6

Missile Destination:   Lincoln Air Force Base

Missile Mission:   Operational ICBM

Missile Launch Date:   5/29/1980

Missile Launch Payload:   NOAA-B Weather Satellite

Missile Launch Location:   Vandenberg AFB - SLC3W

Missile Launch Outcome:   Failure

Notes:   Loose seal resulted in flooded B-1 turbopump and low thrust. The sustainer engine compensated by extending burn time, but the upper stage ignited while still attached to the Atlas and the payload was left in a useless orbit.

Atlas 19F Photo 1