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

Atlas Missile 48E

General Dynamics Missile Serial Number:   60-5506

General Dynamics Manufacturing Number:   48E

Air Force Missile Tail Number:   506

Missile Acceptance Date:   5/26/1961

Missile Delivery Date:   5/29/1961

ICBM Squadron Number:   N/A

ICBM Squadron Site Assignment:   N/A

Missile Destination:    Vandenberg Air Force Base

Missile Mission:   Operational Testing

Missile Launch Date:   2/12/1964

Missile Launch Payload:   Cool Water

Missile Launch Location:   Vandenberg AFB - OSTF-1

Missile Launch Outcome:   Failure

Notes:   Guidance system timer malfunctioned due to liftoff induced vibration. Propulsion system cutoff commands issued prematurely causing planned range to not be achieved.



Atlas 48E Photo 1