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

Atlas Missile 63D

General Dynamics Missile Serial Number:   58-7058

General Dynamics Manufacturing Number:   63D

Air Force Missile Tail Number:   058

Missile Acceptance Date:   3/28/1960

Missile Delivery Date:   5/3/1960

ICBM Squadron Number:   565th

ICBM Squadron Site Assignment:   ?

Missile Destination:    F. E. Warren Air Force Base

Missile Mission:   Operational ICBM

Missile Launch Date:   9/6/1963

Missile Launch Payload:   Operation Cool Water 3

Missile Launch Location:   Vandenberg AFB - B-2 Launcher

Missile Launch Outcome:   Failure

Notes:   The Air Force launch crew MCCC was Lieutenant Parsons. Vernier hydraulic line ruptured at T+110 seconds, causing loss of sustainer hydraulics fluid followed by sustainer/vernier engine shutdown.



Atlas 63D Photo 1