Atlas Missile 68D

General Dynamics Missile Serial Number:   58-7063

General Dynamics Manufacturing Number:   68D

Air Force Missile Tail Number:   063

Missile Acceptance Date:   4/26/1960

Missile Delivery Date:   5/26/1960

ICBM Squadron Number:   549th

ICBM Squadron Site Assignment:   ?

Missile Destination:   Offutt Air Force Base

Missile Mission:   Operational ICBM / ABRES

Missile Launch Date:   5/27/1965

Missile Launch Payload:   ABRES OV1-3 - Operation Tennis Match

Missile Launch Location:   Vandenberg AFB - B-3 Launcher

Missile Launch Outcome:   Failure

Notes:   The Air Force launch crew MCCC was Captain Hilbert. This orbiting vehicle payload was launched for the Air Force Office of Aerospace Research. LOX leak caused loss of booster engine thrust and thrust section explosion at T+128 seconds. Missile self-destructed at T+210 seconds.

Atlas 68D Photo 1