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

Atlas Missile 57E

General Dynamics Missile Serial Number:   60-5515

General Dynamics Manufacturing Number:   57E

Air Force Missile Tail Number:   515

Missile Acceptance Date:   7/20/1961

Missile Delivery Date:   7/25/1961

ICBM Squadron Number:   N/A

ICBM Squadron Site Assignment:   N/A

Missile Destination:   Vandenberg Air Force Base

Missile Mission:   Operation Gallant Gal

Missile Launch Date:   8/27/1964

Missile Launch Payload:   ST/KX-48

Missile Launch Location:   Vandenberg AFB - OSTF-1

Missile Launch Outcome:   Partial Failure

Notes:   Replaced by Atlas 73E. Atlas 57E acted as a target missile for Nike/Zeus missile intercept testing. Guidance system malfunction caused sustainer and vernier engines to cutoff early. The planned range was not achieved.

Atlas 57E Photo 1