SM-65 Atlas Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile System      1956-1965

Atlas Missile 47D

General Dynamics Missile Serial Number:   58-2218

General Dynamics Manufacturing Number:   47D

Air Force Missile Tail Number:   218

Missile Acceptance Date:   12/30/1959

Missile Delivery Date:   2/8/1960

ICBM Squadron Number:   576

ICBM Squadron Site Assignment:   B-3

Missile Destination:    Vandenberg Air Force Base

Missile Mission:   Operational Readiness Training

Missile Launch Date:   9/12/1960

Missile Launch Payload:   IOC DASO - Operation Golden Journey

Missile Launch Location:   Vandenberg AFB - B-3 Launcher

Missile Launch Outcome:   Failure

Notes:   The Air Force launch crew MCCC was Captain Ingram. Sustainer engine lost thrust due to failure of helium control pressure.



Atlas 47D Photo 1