Atlas Missile 27F

General Dynamics Missile Serial Number:   60-5550

General Dynamics Manufacturing Number:   27F

Air Force Missile Tail Number:   550

Missile Acceptance Date:   11/22/1961

Missile Delivery Date:   11/24/1961

ICBM Squadron Number:   577th

ICBM Squadron Site Assignment:   MAMS

Missile Destination:   Altus Air Force Base

Missile Mission:   Operational ICBM

Missile Launch Date:   2/24/1979

Missile Launch Payload:   STP-78-1 - Burner 2 - Solwind Solar Satellite

Missile Launch Location:   Vandenberg AFB - SLC3W

Missile Launch Outcome:   Successful

Notes:   This missile was kept at the 577th MAMS building at Altus AFB as a squadron spare if needed. Atlas 27F was temporarily installed at the Snyder site (577-3) until Atlas 42F was made available for installation. The Solwind satellite that was launched by 27F was struck by a USAF ASAT satellite on 9/13/1985 while still in active service. The collision fragmented the Solwind satellite into 285 cataloged pieces.

Atlas 27F Photo 1