SM-65 Atlas Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile System 1956-1965
Atlas Missile 39D
General Dynamics Missile Serial Number: 58-2210
General Dynamics Manufacturing Number: 39D
Air Force Missile Tail Number: 210
Missile Acceptance Date: 10/21/1959
Missile Delivery Date: 2/10/1960
ICBM Squadron Number: 564th
ICBM Squadron Site Assignment: ?
Missile Destination: F. E. Warren Air Force Base
Missile Mission: Operational Readiness Training
Missile Launch Date: 1/25/1963
Missile Launch Payload: NTMP K-9/OT - Operation Big Sue
Missile Launch Location: Vandenberg AFB - B-2 Launcher
Missile Launch Outcome: Failure
Notes: The Air Force launch crew MCCC was Captain Jackson. Atlas 39D acted as a target missile for Nike/Zeus missile intercept testing. The loss of the sustainer insulation boot at liftoff resulted in high thrust section temperatures, followed by complete propulsion system shutdown at T+126 seconds.