Atlas Missile 57D

General Dynamics Missile Serial Number:   58-2228

General Dynamics Manufacturing Number:   57D

Air Force Missile Tail Number:   228

Missile Acceptance Date:   2/19/1960

Missile Delivery Date:   2/23/1960

ICBM Squadron Number:   N/A

ICBM Squadron Site Assignment:   N/A

Missile Destination:   Vandenberg Air Force Base

Missile Mission:   USAF Space Launch

Missile Launch Date:   10/11/1960

Missile Launch Payload:   SAMOS-1 - Optical Reconnaissance Satellite

Missile Launch Location:   Vandenberg AFB - SLC-3W

Missile Launch Outcome:   Failure

Notes:   Agena-A Configuration. This mission was considered classified by the Air Force at the time it was launched. Agena upper stage failure. Improper pad umbilical disconnect caused loss of Agena pressurization gas.

Atlas 57D Photo 1