SM-65 Atlas Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile System      1958-1965

Atlas Missile 20D

General Dynamics Missile Serial Number:   58-2191

General Dynamics Manufacturing Number:   20D

Air Force Missile Tail Number:   20D

Missile Acceptance Date:   8/31/1959

Missile Delivery Date:   9/1/1959

ICBM Squadron Number:   N/A

ICBM Squadron Site Assignment:   N/A

Missile Destination:    Atlantic Missile Range

Missile Mission:   Lunar Probe

Missile Launch Date:   11/26/1959

Missile Launch Payload:   Pioneer P-3 Lunar Probe

Missile Launch Location:   Stand 14

Missile Launch Outcome:   Failure

Notes:   Maiden flight of Atlas-Able configuration. Satellite failed to reach orbit. Payload fairing broke up at T+45 seconds, leading to loss of the upper staghes and payload. Atlas booster performed normally.



Atlas 20D Photo 1