Atlas ICBM Chronology

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1950
 

1950 Oct 1 - RAND studies ICBM's. Rand Corp. completed missile feasibility studies begun in 1949, which confirmed the military practicability of long-range rocket weapons.

1951
 

1951 Jan 16 - Project MX-1593 (Project Atlas) begins. Air Force established Project MX-1593 (Project Atlas), study phase for an intercontinental missile. Contract was given to Consolidated-Vultee Aircraft on January 23. This was the follow-on to Project MX-774 terminated in 1947. Several test vehicles had been fired using residual funds in 1948 and 1949, after which the Convair MX-774 (Atlas) missile project had been shelved. The company, however, had continued to fund a research program.

1951 Sep 1 - Atlas project to concentrate on ballistic missile. USAF directed all work in Project MX-1593 (Atlas) be for development of a rocket-powered ballistic missile.

1954
 

1954 Mar 1 - Atlas propulsion system work begins. Work on MA-2 propulsion system for Atlas by Rocketdyne was begun, drawing upon the experience in developing the regenerative cooled chamber developed for the Navaho.

1954 Dec 16 - Atlas publicly announced. USAF announced Atlas ICBM under construction by Convair.

1955
 

1955 Mar 6 - Atlas given top development priority. USAF Chief of Staff, Nathan F. Twining, reported that ICBM's were receiving priority in the AF program because of known Soviet progress. Navaho, Snark, and Atlas programs accelerated.

1956
 

1956 May 3 - Convair announced as the prime contractor for the Atlas The Air Force disclosed that a $41 million guided missile production facility would be built at Sorrento, California, for the Atlas launch vehicle. Convair was announced as the prime contractor.

1956 Jun 21 - Atlas ICBM first test firing Edwards. First captive Atlas first test firing. The 'battleship' missile was installed at test stand 1-4, Edwards Air Force Base. The test was a failure due to inadvertent closure of the fuel prevalve, leading to duct collapse, and a turbine over speed cutoff. No damage was sustained and the first successful firing came the next day. Atlas, First successful captive test firing, June 22, 1956, Edwards Rocket Base, duration - 4 seconds. Successful.

1956 Jun 22 - Atlas ICBM first successful test firing Edwards. First successful captive test firing of the Atlas ICBM at Edwards Air Force Base, duration - 4 seconds.

1956 Nov 16 - Vandenberg selected as first ICBM base. Vandenberg. Department of Defense transferred northern portion of Camp Cooke, Calif. (now Vandenberg AFB), to the Air Force to be used as first ICBM base. The Secretary of Defense directed the United States Army to transfer 64,000 acres of Camp Cooke's 86,000 acres to the Air Force.

1957
 

1957 Jun 11 19:37 - Atlas A first flight. (R&D) Failure in the booster fuel system.. Atlas A 4A Cape Canaveral. LC: LC14. Apogee: 2 km. First test flight of prototype WS-107A Atlas was detonated by command signal at 10,000 feet following a failure in the booster fuel system.

1957 Jul 1 - First Atlas wing activated at Cooke AFB. Vandenberg. Air Research and Development Command activated the 704th Strategic Missile Wing (Atlas) at Cooke AFB.

1957 Aug 1 - Atlas IOC delayed. Estimated operational capability date for Atlas changed from March 1959 to June 1959.

1957 Sep 25 19:57 - Atlas A second flight. (R&D) Failure in the booster fuel system.. Atlas A 6A Cape Canaveral. LC: LC14. Apogee: 3 km. Atlas was again destroyed by command signal at three minutes into flight following a failure in the booster fuel system.

1957 Dec 17 17:39 - Atlas A third flight. (R&D) Atlas A 12A Cape Canaveral. LC: LC14. Apogee: 120 km. First successful test firing of USAF Atlas ICBM, the missile landing in the target area after a flight of 600 miles.

1958
 

1958 - During the year - Outpost four-man space station. In 1958, the year after Sputnik 1, Kraft Ehricke, then with General Dynamics' Convair Division, designed a four-man space station known as Outpost. Ehricke proposed that the Atlas ICBM being developed by Convair could be adapted as the station's basic structure. The Atlas, 3 m in diameter and 22.8 m long, was America's largest rocket at the time.

1958 Jan 10 15:48 - Atlas Development Test (R&D) Atlas A 10A Cape Canaveral. LC: LC12. Apogee: 120 km. A successful limited flight was made by the fourth Atlas fired from Cape Canaveral.

1958 Feb 7 19:37 - Atlas Development Test (R&D) Flight Control Failure. Atlas A 13A Cape Canaveral. LC: LC14. Apogee: 120 km.

1958 Feb 20 17:46 - Atlas Development Test (R&D) Flight Control Failure. Atlas A 11A Cape Canaveral. LC: LC12. Apogee: 90 km.

1958 Apr 5 17:01 - Atlas A - first flight test of Atlas B hardware. (R&D) Atlas A 15A Cape Canaveral. LC: LC14. Apogee: 100 km. USAF Atlas A ICBM was successfully flown from Cape Canaveral, Fla., to the impact area some 600 miles away.

1958 Jun 3 21:28 - Eighth and last Atlas A flight (R&D) Atlas A 16A Cape Canaveral. LC: LC12. Apogee: 120 km. Four of the eight flights were considered successful.

1958 Jul 19 17:36 - Atlas B first flight. (R&D) Flight Control Failure. Atlas B 3B Cape Canaveral. LC: LC11. Apogee: 10 km. First full-powered flight of USAF Atlas ICBM using both the sustainer and booster engines. 'Marginally successful'.

1958 Aug 2 22:16 - Atlas B second flight and first long range test. (R&D) Atlas B 4B Cape Canaveral. LC: LC13. Apogee: 900 km. Second full-powered flight of USAF Atlas ICBM traveled 2,500 miles with radio-inertial guidance.

1958 Aug 29 4:30 - Atlas Development Test (R&D) Atlas B 5B Cape Canaveral. LC: LC11. Apogee: 900 km.

1958 Sep 14 5:24 - Atlas Development Test (R&D) Atlas B 8B Cape Canaveral. LC: LC14. Apogee: 900 km.

1958 Sep 18 21:27 - Atlas Development Test (R&D) Propulsion Failure. Atlas B 6B Cape Canaveral. LC: LC13. Apogee: 100 km.

1958 October 17-18 - Negotiations for Mercury Atlas launch vehicles Langley Research Center personnel visited the Air Force Ballistic Missile Division, Inglewood, California, to open negotiations for procuring Atlas launch vehicles for the manned satellite project.

1958 Nov 18 4:00 - Atlas Development Test (R&D) Propulsion Failure. Atlas B 9B Cape Canaveral. LC: LC11. Apogee: 800 km.

1958 Nov 24 - Space Task Group orders first Mercury Atlas missile. The Space Task Group placed an order for one Atlas launch vehicle with the Air Force Missile Division, Inglewood, California, as part of a preliminary research program leading to manned space flight. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration Headquarters requested that the Air Force construct and launch one Atlas C launch vehicle to check the aerodynamics of the spacecraft. It was the intention to launch this missile about May 1959 in a ballistic trajectory. This was to be the launch vehicle for the Big Joe reentry test shot, but plans were later changed and an Atlas Model D launch vehicle was used instead.

1958 Nov 29 2:27 - Atlas B first full range flight. (R&D) Atlas B 12B Cape Canaveral. LC: LC14. Apogee: 900 km. Less than 18 months after the first flight, a USAF Atlas made its first successful operational test flight in a 6,325 statute-mile flight, landed close to its target.

1958 Dec 8 - Nine Atlas launch vehicles required for Project Mercury The Space Task Group indicated that nine Atlas launch vehicles were required in support of the Project Mercury manned and unmanned flights and these were ordered from the Air Force Ballistic Missile Division.

1958 Dec 18 23:02 - Atlas B 10B Cape Canaveral. LC: LC11. Apogee: 1,484 km.

1958 Dec 24 4:45 - Atlas Development Test (R&D) Atlas C 3C Cape Canaveral. LC: LC12. Apogee: 900 km.

1959
 

1959 Jan 16 4:00 - Atlas Development Test (R&D) Propulsion Failure. Atlas B 13B Cape Canaveral. LC: LC14. Apogee: 100 km.

1959 Jan 27 23:34 - Atlas Development Test (R&D Mod II) Ground Guidance Failure. Atlas C 4C Cape Canaveral. LC: LC12. Apogee: 900 km.

1959 February - NASA/USAF responsibilities for the first two Mercury Atlas firings. During a meeting between personnel of the Space Task Group and the Air Force Ballistic Missile Division, the responsibilities of the two organizations were outlined for the first two Atlas firings. Space Technology Laboratories, under Air Force Ballistic Missile Division direction, would select the design trajectories according to the specifications set forth by the Space Task Group. These specifications were to match a point in the trajectory at about 450,000 feet, corresponding to a normal reentry condition for the manned spacecraft after firing of the retrorockets at an altitude of 120 nautical miles. Space Technology Laboratories would also provide impact dispersion data, data for range safety purposes, and the necessary reprogramming of the guidance computers. The spacecraft for the suborbital Atlas flights would be manufactured under the direction of the Lewis Research Center, based on Space Task Group designs. Space Task Group was developing the spacecraft instrumentation, with a contingent of personnel at the Lewis Research Center. The attitude control system was being developed by Lewis.

1959 Feb 4 8:01 - Atlas Development Test (R&D) Atlas B 11B Cape Canaveral. LC: LC11. Apogee: 900 km.

1959 February 12-13 - Atlas launch vehicles in Project Mercury. Discussions were held at Langley Field between the Space Task Group and the Air Force Ballistic Missile Division covering aspects of the use of Atlas launch vehicles in Project Mercury. Specifically discussed were technical details of the first Atlas test flight (Big Joe), the abort sensing capability for later flights, and overall program objectives.

1959 Feb 20 5:38 - Atlas Development Test (R&D) Propellant Feed Failure. Atlas C 5C Cape Canaveral. LC: LC12. Apogee: 100 km.

1959 Mar 19 0:59 - Atlas Development Test (R&D RVX-2) Propulsion or Electrical Failure. Atlas C 7C Cape Canaveral. LC: LC12. Apogee: 200 km.

1959 Apr 14 21:46 - Atlas Development Test (R&D) Propellant Feed Failure. Atlas D 3D Cape Canaveral. LC: LC13. Apogee: 1 km.

1959 May 19 4:30 - Atlas Development Test (R&D) Launcher System Failure. Atlas D 7D Cape Canaveral. LC: LC14. Apogee: 1 km.

1959 Jun 5 - Flight instrumentation necessary to support the Mercury-Atlas program. Space Technology Laboratories and Convair completed an analysis of flight instrumentation necessary to support the Mercury-Atlas program. The primary objective of the study was to select a light-weight telemetry system. A system weighing 270 pounds was recommended, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration concurred with the proposal. 

1959 Jun 6 17:39 - Atlas Development Test (R&D) Propellant Feed Failure. Atlas D 5D Cape Canaveral. LC: LC13. Apogee: 80 km.

1959 Jul 12 - Instrumentation to measure noise level during the Mercury Big Joe-Atlas launching. An agreement was made with the Air Force for Space Task Group to place microphone pickups on the skin of the Atlas launch vehicle as a part of the instrumentation to measure noise level during the Big Joe-Atlas launching. Distribution of the microphones was as follows: one inside the Mercury spacecraft, three externally about midway of the launch vehicle, and one on the Atlas skirt.

1959 Jul 21 5:22 - Atlas C first nosecone recovery. (R&D) Atlas C 8C Cape Canaveral. LC: LC12. Apogee: 900 km. A full-scale USAF Atlas ICBM nose cone recovered for the first time after flight down the AMR.

1959 Jul 29 4:10 - Atlas Development Test (R&D) Atlas D 11D Cape Canaveral. LC: LC11. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1959 Aug 11 18:01 - Atlas Development Test (R&D) Atlas D 14D Cape Canaveral. LC: LC13. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1959 Aug 24 15:53 - Atlas Development Test (R&D) Atlas C 11C Cape Canaveral. LC: LC12. Apogee: 900 km.

1959 Aug 28 - Additional Atlas launch vehicles in support of Project Mercury. NASA Headquarters authorized the Space Task Group to enter into negotiations with the Air Force Ballistic Missile Division for the procurement of additional Atlas launch vehicles in support of Project Mercury. The authorization was to be incorporated into Contract No. HS-36.

1959 Sep 1 - Atlas D ICBM operational. Vandenberg. USAF Atlas ICBM officially declared operational and taken over by the Strategic Air Command, at Vandenberg AFB.

1959 Sep 9 8:19 - Mercury-BJ 1 (MA Big Joe) Atlas D 10D Cape Canaveral. LC: LC14. Apogee: 153 km. NASA boilerplate model of Mercury capsule successfully launched on an Atlas (Big Joe) missile from AMR and recovered in South Atlantic after surviving reentry heat of more than 10,000°F.

1959 Sep 9 17:50 - First West Coast launch of an Atlas (12D) (IOC DEMO) Atlas D 12D Vandenberg. LC: 576A2. Apogee: 1,800 km. First West Coast launch of an Atlas (12D). Afterwards, General Thomas S. Power, Commander in Chief of Strategic Air Command, declared the Atlas system to be operational.

1959 Sep 17 2:09 - Atlas Development Test (R&D) Hydraulics Failure. Atlas D 17D Cape Canaveral. LC: LC13. Apogee: 1,000 km.

1959 Oct 6 5:55 - Atlas Development Test (R&D Mk 3 Mod 1) Atlas D 18D Cape Canaveral. LC: LC11. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1959 Oct 10 3:10 - Atlas Development Test (R&D) Atlas D 22D Cape Canaveral. LC: LC13. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1959 Oct 29 7:20 - Atlas D ICBM test. (R&D) Atlas D 26D Cape Canaveral. LC: LC11. Apogee: 1,800 km. USAF Atlas successfully launched from Cape Canaveral carrying a nose-cone camera which took a series of photographs of the earth's cloud cover from a 300-mile altitude.

1959 Nov 4 21:37 - Atlas Development Test (R&D) Atlas D 28D Cape Canaveral. LC: LC13. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1959 Nov 24 19:48 - Atlas Development Test (R&D) Atlas D 15D Cape Canaveral. LC: LC13. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1959 Dec 9 0:10 - Atlas Development Test (R&D) Atlas D 31D Cape Canaveral. LC: LC13. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1959 Dec 19 0:48 - Atlas D second full-range test. (R&D) Atlas D 40D Cape Canaveral. LC: LC13. Apogee: 1,800 km. Atlas ICBM made second successful 6,325-mile flight at AMR.

 

1960
 

1960 Jan 7 1:40 - Atlas Development Test (R&D) Atlas D 43D Cape Canaveral. LC: LC13. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1960 Jan 18 - Mercury-Atlas flight test working group to become a standing coordination body.
A proposal was made by Walter C. Williams, Associate Director of Project Mercury Operations, that the Mercury-Atlas flight test working group become an official and standing coordination body. This group brought together representation from the Space Task Group, Air Force Ballistic Missile Division, Convair Astronautics, McDonnell Aircraft Corporation, and the Atlantic Missile Range. Personnel from these organizations had met informally in the past on several occasions.

1960 Jan 21 - 15 Atlas launch vehicles and 26 Mercury spacecraft purchased. At a meeting to draft fiscal year 1962 funding estimates, the total purchase of Atlas launch vehicles was listed as 15, and the total purchase of Mercury spacecraft was listed as 26.

1960 Jan 26 23:43 - Atlas Development Test (IOC DEMO) Failure. Atlas D 6D Vandenberg. LC: 576A3. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1960 Jan 27 1:31 - R&D Atlas D 44D Cape Canaveral. LC: LC13. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1960 Jan 31 - Six chimpanzees ready for Mercury missions. Six chimpanzees were rated as being trained and ready to support Mercury-Redstone or Mercury-Atlas missions. Other chimpanzees were being shipped from Africa to enter the animal training program.

1960 Feb 12 4:11 - Atlas Development Test (R&D) Atlas D 49D Cape Canaveral. LC: LC13. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1960 March-April - Mercury-Atlas working panels
The Mercury-Atlas working panels were reorganized into four groups: coordination, flight test, trajectory analysis, and change control. Each panel was composed of at least one representative from NASA (Space Task Group), McDonnell, Air Force Ballistic Missile Division, Space Technology Laboratory, and Convair-Astronautics.

1960 Mar 8 13:10 - Atlas D tests Atlas E inertial guidance. (R&D) Atlas D 42D Cape Canaveral. LC: LC11. Apogee: 1,800 km. First USAF Atlas flight using inertial guidance system.

1960 Mar 11 0:36 - Atlas Development Test (R&D) Propulsion Failure. Atlas D 51D Cape Canaveral. LC: LC13. Apogee: 0.000 km.

1960 Mar 16 - The Space Task Group published recovery requirements for the Mercury-Atlas 1 (MA-1) flight test.

1960 Apr 8 2:06 - Atlas Development Test (R&D) Propulsion Failure. Atlas D 48D Cape Canaveral. LC: LC11. Apogee: 1 km.

1960 Apr 22 19:39 - Atlas IOC test. (IOC ORT) Atlas D 25D Vandenberg. LC: 576B2. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1960 May 6 16:47 - Atlas IOC test. (IOC ORT) Failure. Atlas D 23D Vandenberg. LC: 576B2. Apogee: 2 km.

1960 May 20 15:00 - Atlas ICBM 9,040 mile record flight. (R&D) Atlas D 56D Cape Canaveral. LC: LC12. Apogee: 1,800 km. Atlas ICBM fired 9,040 statute miles from AMR to Indian Ocean, longest known flight of an ICBM to date. Missile attained an apogee of about 1,000 miles.

1960 Jun 11 6:30 - Atlas Development Test (R&D) Atlas D 54D Cape Canaveral. LC: LC11. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1960 Jun 18 - Atlas launch vehicle 50-D was delivered for the first Mercury-Atlas mission (MA-1).

1960 Jun 22 14:49 - Atlas Development Test (R&D) Electrical Failure. Atlas D 62D Cape Canaveral. LC: LC14. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1960 Jun 28 2:30 - Atlas Development Test (R&D) Atlas D 27D Cape Canaveral. LC: LC12. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1960 Jul 2 6:58 - Atlas Development Test (R&D) Electrical Failure. Atlas D 60D Cape Canaveral. LC: LC11. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1960 Jul 22 23:46 - Atlas IOC test. (IOC ORT) Failure. Atlas D 74D Vandenberg. LC: 576B1. Apogee: 20 km.

1960 Jul 29 14:13 - Mercury-MA 1 (MA-1) Structural failure of Atlas.. Atlas D 50D Cape Canaveral. LC: LC14. Apogee: 13 km.

1960 Aug 9 18:09 - Atlas Development Test (R&D) Atlas D 32D Cape Canaveral. LC: LC12. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1960 Aug 12 13:00 - Atlas Development Test (R&D) Atlas D 66D Cape Canaveral. LC: LC11. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1960 Sep 12 20:38 - Atlas IOC test. (IOC DASO) Failure. Atlas D 47D Vandenberg. LC: 576B3. Apogee: 1,000 km.

1960 Sep 17 0:50 - Atlas Development Test (R&D) Atlas D 76D Cape Canaveral. LC: LC11. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1960 Sep 19 18:31 - Atlas ICBM second record flight. (R&D) Atlas D 79D Cape Canaveral. LC: LC14. Apogee: 1,800 km. Atlas ICBM fired 9,000 miles from Cape Canaveral to the Indian Ocean in 50 minutes, the second record distance flight.

1960 Sep 20 - Mercury Atlas launch vehicle 67-D delivered to Cape Canaveral The Atlas launch vehicle 67-D was delivered to Cape Canaveral for the Mercury-Atlas 2 (MA-2) reentry test mission.

1960 Sep 26 - Roll-out inspection of Mercury Atlas launch vehicle 77-D The roll-out inspection of Mercury Atlas launch vehicle 77-D was conducted at Convair-Astronautics. This launch vehicle was allocated for the Mercury-Atlas 3 (MA-3) mission, but was later canceled and Atlas booster 100-D was used instead.

1960 Sep 29 20:31 - Atlas IOC test. (IOC DASO) Atlas D 33D Vandenberg. LC: 576B2. Apogee: 500 km.

1960 Oct 11 19:15 - R&D Atlas E 3E Cape Canaveral. LC: LC13. Apogee: 1,000 km.

1960 Oct 13 9:34 - Atlas biological payload recovered. (R&D) Atlas D 71D Cape Canaveral. LC: LC11. Apogee: 1,800 km. Range: 8,000 km. USAF Atlas launched at AMR placed nose cone containing three black mice 650 miles up and 5,000 miles downrange at 17,000 mph. Nose cone was recovered in target area near Ascension Island, the three mice surviving the flight in "good condition."

1960 Oct 13 4:53 - Atlas IOC test. (IOC DASO) Failure. Atlas D 81D Vandenberg. LC: 576B3. Apogee: 20 km.

1960 Oct 22 5:13 - Atlas Development Test (R&D) Atlas D 55D Cape Canaveral. LC: LC14. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1960 Nov 15 5:54 - Atlas Development Test (R&D) Atlas D 83D Cape Canaveral. LC: LC12. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1960 Nov 18 - Mercury Spacecraft No. 8 delivered to Cape Canaveral Spacecraft No. 8 was delivered to Cape Canaveral for the Mercury-Atlas 3 (MA-3) unmanned orbital mission.

1960 Nov 30 1:12 - Atlas Development Test (R&D) Hydraulics Failure. Atlas E 4E Cape Canaveral. LC: LC13. Apogee: 1,000 km.

1960 Dec 16 20:35 - Atlas IOC test. (R&D) Atlas D 99D Vandenberg. LC: 576B3. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1961

1961 Jan 23 21:02 - Final Atlas D test flight. (R&D) Atlas D 90D Cape Canaveral. LC: LC12. Apogee: 1,800 km. Range: 8,000 km. Final test flight of USAF Atlas D traveled 5,000 miles to target down Atlantic Missile Range, representing 35 successes, 8 partials, and 6 failures in 49 test launchings for D model.

1961 Jan 24 21:55 - Atlas Development Test (R&D) Flight Control Failure. Atlas E 8E Cape Canaveral. LC: LC13. Apogee: 500 km.

1961 Feb 21 14:12 - Mercury-MA 2 (MA-2) Atlas D 67D Cape Canaveral. LC: LC14. Apogee: 182 km. Range: 2,309 km.

1961 Feb 24 18:29 - Atlas Development Test (R&D) Atlas E 9E Cape Canaveral. LC: LC13. Apogee: 1,500 km.

1961 Mar 14 4:17 - Atlas Development Test (R&D) Propellant Utilization System Failure. Atlas E 13E Cape Canaveral. LC: LC13. Apogee: 500 km.

1961 Mar 25 1:49 - Atlas Development Test (R&D) Electrical Failure. Atlas E 16E Cape Canaveral. LC: LC13. Apogee: 1,000 km.

1961 Apr 25 16:15 - Destroyed by range safety.. Atlas D 100D Cape Canaveral. LC: LC14.

1961 May 13 2:00 - Atlas Development Test (R&D) Atlas E 12E Cape Canaveral. LC: LC11. Apogee: 1,500 km.

1961 May 24 21:50 - Atlas IOC test. (R&D) Atlas D 95D Vandenberg. LC: 576B2. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1961 May 26 2:26 - Atlas Development Test (R&D) Atlas E 18E Cape Canaveral. LC: LC13. Apogee: 1,500 km.

1961 Jun 7 21:37 - Atlas operational test. (R&D Cat II) Failure. Atlas E 27E Vandenberg. LC: OSTF1. Apogee: 0.000 km.

1961 Jun 23 3:00 - Atlas Development Test (R&D) Flight Control Failure. Atlas E 17E Cape Canaveral. LC: LC11. Apogee: 10 km.

1961 Jul 7 4:51 - Atlas Development Test (R&D) Atlas E 22E Cape Canaveral. LC: LC13. Apogee: 1,500 km.

1961 Jul 31 21:32 - Atlas Development Test (R&D) Atlas E 21E Cape Canaveral. LC: LC11. Apogee: 1,500 km.

1961 Aug 9 4:31 - Atlas Development Test (R&D) Atlas F 2F Cape Canaveral. LC: LC13. Apogee: 1,400 km.

1961 Aug 23 1:16 - Atlas IOC test. (R&D) Atlas D 101D Vandenberg. LC: 576B3. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1961 Sep 9 1:42 - Atlas Development Test (R&D) Propulsion. Atlas E 26E Cape Canaveral. LC: LC13. Apogee: 1,000 km.

1961 Sep 13 14:04 - Atlas D 88D Cape Canaveral. LC: LC14.

1961 Oct 2 18:23 - Atlas Development Test (R&D) Atlas E 25E Cape Canaveral. LC: LC11. Apogee: 1,500 km.

1961 Oct 5 13:42 - Atlas E test (R&D) Atlas E 30E Cape Canaveral. LC: LC13. Apogee: 1,500 km. Range: 16,700 km. USAF Atlas fired 9,000 miles for Atlantic Missile Range into Indian Ocean, carrying dummy nuclear warhead and a data capsule which was recovered.

1961 Nov 10 14:55 - Atlas E biological payload failure. (R&D) Sustainer engine failed 15 seconds after launch.. Atlas E 32E Cape Canaveral. LC: LC13. Apogee: 10 km. USAF Atlas with capsule containing squirrel monkey destroyed by range safety officer at Atlantic Missile Range when main sustainer engine failed 15 seconds after launch.

1961 Nov 22 21:04 - R&D Atlas F 4F Cape Canaveral. LC: LC11. Apogee: 1,400 km.

1961 Nov 29 23:01 - OT Atlas D 53D Vandenberg. LC: 576B2. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1961 Nov 29 15:07 - Atlas D 93D Cape Canaveral. LC: LC14.

1961 Dec 1 20:40 - Atlas Development Test (R&D) Atlas E 35E Cape Canaveral. LC: LC13. Apogee: 1,600 km.

1961 Dec 12 20:16 - Atlas Development Test (R&D) Guidance Failure. Atlas F 5F Cape Canaveral. LC: LC11. Apogee: 1,000 km.

1961 Dec 7 21:18 - Atlas operational test. (OT) Atlas D 82D Vandenberg. LC: 576B3. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1961 Dec 20 3:32 - Atlas Development Test (R&D) Atlas E 36E Cape Canaveral. LC: LC13. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1961 Dec 21 3:35 - Atlas Development Test (R&D) Hydraulics Failure. Atlas F 6F Cape Canaveral. LC: LC11. Apogee: 500 km.

1962

1962 Jan 17 21:02 - Atlas operational test. (OT) Atlas D 123D Vandenberg. LC: 576B2. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1962 Jan 23 21:28 - Atlas operational test. (OT) Atlas D 132D Vandenberg. LC: 576B3. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1962 Feb 13 20:55 - Atlas Development Test (R&D) Atlas E 40E Cape Canaveral. LC: LC13. Apogee: 1,600 km. Last Atlas E R&D flight.

1962 Feb 16 23:04 - Atlas operational test. (OT) Atlas D 137D Vandenberg. LC: 576B2. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1962 Feb 20 14:47 - Atlas D 109D Cape Canaveral. LC: LC14.

1962 Feb 21 22:30 - Atlas operational test. (OT) Failure. Atlas D 52D Vandenberg. LC: 576B3. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1962 Mar 1 0:14 - Atlas operational test. (R&D Cat II) Failure. Atlas E 66E Vandenberg. LC: OSTF1. Apogee: 1,600 km.

1962 Mar 24 0:39 - Atlas operational test. (OT DASO) Atlas D 134D Vandenberg. LC: 576B2. Apogee: 1,800 km. President John F. Kennedy visited Vandenberg AFB and witnessed the launch of Atlas 134D.

1962 Apr 9 20:50 - R&D Failure. Atlas F 11F Cape Canaveral. LC: LC11. Apogee: 0.000 km.

1962 Apr 12 1:57 - Atlas operational test. (OT DASO) Atlas D 129D Vandenberg. LC: 576B2. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1962 Apr 27 23:24 - Atlas operational test. (OT DASO) Atlas D 140D Vandenberg. LC: 576B2. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1962 May 12 0:31 - Atlas operational test. (OT DASO) Atlas D 127D Vandenberg. LC: 576B3. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1962 May 24 12:45 - Atlas D 107D Cape Canaveral. LC: LC14.
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1962 Jun 26 10:57 - Atlas operational test. (NTMP K-1) Atlas D 21D Vandenberg. LC: 576B3. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1962 Jul 12 16:57 - Atlas operational test. (NTMP K-2) Atlas D 141D Vandenberg. LC: 576B2. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1962 Jul 13 21:11 - Atlas operational test. (R&D Cat II) Failure. Atlas E 67E Vandenberg. LC: OSTF1. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1962 Jul 19 11:05 - Atlas operational test. (OT DASO) Atlas D 13D Vandenberg. LC: 576B1. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1962 Aug 1 21:07 - First launch of an Atlas F ICBM from Vandenberg (R&D) Atlas F 15F Vandenberg. LC: 576E. Apogee: 1,400 km.

1962 Aug 9 23:05 - Atlas operational test. (OT DASO) Atlas D 87D Vandenberg. LC: 576B2. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1962 Aug 9 22:51 - OT DASO Atlas D 8D Vandenberg. LC: 576B3. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1962 Aug 10 21:11 - Atlas operational test. (R&D) Failure. Atlas F 57F Vandenberg. LC: OSTF2. Apogee: 10 km.

1962 Aug 13 22:00 - Atlas Development Test (R&D) Atlas F 7F Cape Canaveral. LC: LC11. Apogee: 1,400 km.

1962 Sep 19 19:30 - Atlas Development Test (R&D) Atlas F 8F Cape Canaveral. LC: LC11. Apogee: 1,400 km.

1962 Oct 2 11:46 - Atlas operational test. (NTMP K-3) Failure. Atlas D 4D Vandenberg. LC: 576B2. Apogee: 500 km.

1962 Oct 3 12:15 - Atlas D 113D Cape Canaveral. LC: LC14.

1962 Oct 19 18:15 - Atlas Development Test (R&D) Atlas F 14F Cape Canaveral. LC: LC11. Apogee: 1,400 km.

1962 Oct 26 10:59 - NTMP K-5 Atlas D 159D Vandenberg. LC: 576A1. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1962 Nov 7 19:43 - Atlas Development Test (R&D) Atlas F 16F Cape Canaveral. LC: LC11. Apogee: 1,400 km.

1962 Nov 14 22:36 - Atlas operational test. (R&D) Failure. Atlas F 13F Vandenberg. LC: OSTF2. Apogee: 300 km.

1962 Dec 5 21:25 - Atlas Development Test (R&D) Atlas F 21F Cape Canaveral. LC: LC11. Apogee: 1,400 km. Last Atlas F R&D flight.

1962 Dec 12 11:38 - NTMP K-6 Atlas D 161D Vandenberg. LC: 576A3. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1962 Dec 18 17:26 - Atlas operational test. (NTMP K-4) Failure. Atlas E 64E Vandenberg. LC: OSTF1. Apogee: 10 km.

1962 Dec 22 9:29 - NTMP K-7 Atlas D 160D Vandenberg. LC: 576A1. Apogee: 2,259 km.

1963


1963 Jan 25 10:44 - Atlas operational test. (NTMP K-9/OT) Failure. Atlas D 39D Vandenberg. LC: 576B2. Apogee: 100 km.

1963 Jan 31 8:51 - NTMP K-12 Atlas D 176D Vandenberg. LC: 576A3. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1963 Feb 13 11:55 - NTMP K-8/NC20.133 Atlas D 182D Vandenberg. LC: 576A1. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1963 Feb 28 9:02 - NTMP K-10 Atlas D 188D Vandenberg. LC: 576A3. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1963 Mar 1 21:00 - ABRES REX-I Atlas F 134F Cape Canaveral. LC: LC11. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1963 Mar 10 2:42 - Atlas operational test. (OT) Failure. Atlas D 102D Vandenberg. LC: 576B3. Apogee: 0.000 km.

1963 Mar 12 5:21 - Atlas operational test. (OT) Atlas D 64D Vandenberg. LC: 576B2. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1963 Mar 15 11:38 - Atlas operational test. (OT TALL TREE 1) Failure. Atlas D 46D Vandenberg. LC: 576B1. Apogee: 300 km.

1963 Mar 16 2:05 - Atlas operational test. (OT TALL TREE 5) Atlas F 63F Vandenberg. LC: 576D. Apogee: 1,400 km.

1963 Mar 16 8:32 - NTMP K-14/NC20.145 Atlas D 193D Vandenberg. LC: 576A1. Apogee: 300 km.

1963 Mar 21 21:10 - Atlas operational test. (R&D) Atlas F 83F Vandenberg. LC: OSTF2. Apogee: 1,400 km.

1963 Mar 24 0:29 - Atlas operational test. (OT TALL TREE 4) Failure. Atlas F 52F Vandenberg. LC: 576E. Apogee: 10 km.

1963 Apr 24 20:59 - Atlas operational test. (R&D) Atlas E 65E Vandenberg. LC: OSTF1. Apogee: 1,600 km.

1963 Apr 27 2:03 - ABRES REX-II Atlas F 135F Cape Canaveral. LC: LC11. Apogee: 1,400 km.

1963 May 15 13:04 - Atlas D 130D Cape Canaveral. LC: LC14.

1963 Jun 1 - Atlas F propellant loading accident. Exploded during propellant loading (Walker AFB 1)

1963 Jun 2 0:26 - Atlas F 77F Failure. Walker AFB. LC: 579-1. Apogee: 0.000 km.

1963 Jun 4 20:12 - Atlas operational test. (R&D) Atlas E 62E Vandenberg. LC: OSTF1. Apogee: 1,600 km.

1963 Jun 12 9:03 - NTMP Atlas D 198D Vandenberg. LC: 576A3. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1963 Jul 3 21:13 - Atlas operational test. (OT DASO) Atlas E 69E Vandenberg. LC: 576C. Apogee: 1,600 km.

1963 Jul 26 19:19 - Atlas operational test. (OT DASO) Failure. Atlas E 24E Vandenberg. LC: OSTF1. Apogee: 300 km.

1963 Jul 30 18:36 - Atlas operational test. (OT DASO) Atlas E 70E Vandenberg. LC: 576C. Apogee: 1,600 km.

1963 Jul 31 20:52 - Atlas operational test. (ST COOL WATER I) Atlas D 143D Vandenberg. LC: 576B1. Apogee: 1,000 km.

1963 Aug 24 9:50 - Atlas operational test. (NTMP/OT DASO) Atlas E 72E Vandenberg. LC: 576F. Apogee: 1,600 km.

1963 Aug 28 23:10 - Atlas operational test. (ST COOL WATER II) Atlas D 142D Vandenberg. LC: 576B3. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1963 Sep 6 21:59 - ST COOL WATER III Atlas D 63D Vandenberg. LC: 576B2. Apogee: 200 km.

1963 Sep 11 21:00 - Atlas operational test. (ST COOL WATER IV) Failure. Atlas D 84D Vandenberg. LC: 576B1. Apogee: 1,700 km.

1963 Sep 25 11:04 - Atlas operational test. (OT DASO) Failure. Atlas E 71E Vandenberg. LC: 576C. Apogee: 100 km.

1963 Oct 4 5:17 - Atlas operational test. (R&D) Failure. Atlas F 45F Vandenberg. LC: 576G. Apogee: 0.000 km.

1963 Oct 7 21:31 - Atlas operational test. (ST COOL WATER V) Failure. Atlas D 163D Vandenberg. LC: 576B3. Apogee: 10 km.

1963 Oct 28 3:15 - ABRES WAC-1 Atlas F 136F Cape Canaveral. LC: LC11. Apogee: 500 km.

1963 Nov 4 9:34 - ABRES REX-III Atlas D 232D Vandenberg. LC: 576A1. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1963 Nov 13 22:35 - Atlas operational test. (ST COOL WATER VI) Failure. Atlas D 158D Vandenberg. LC: 576B2. Apogee: 100 km.

1963 Dec 18 9:52 - ABRES LORV-8 Atlas D 233D Vandenberg. LC: 576A1. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1963 Dec 18 22:56 - R&D Atlas F 109F Vandenberg. LC: 576G. Apogee: 1,400 km.

1964

1964 Feb 12 19:59 - Atlas operational test. (ST) Failure. Atlas E 48E Vandenberg. LC: 576F. Apogee: 0.000 km.

1964 Feb 13 18:11 - Atlas F propellant loading accident. Exploded during propellant loading.. Atlas F 88F Walker AFB. LC: 579-5. Apogee: 0.000 km. Operational ICBM test at Walker AFB.

1964 Feb 25 - ABRES WAC-3 Atlas E 5E Cape Canaveral. LC: LC11. Apogee: 1,600 km.

1964 Mar 9 21:54 - Atlas F propellant loading accident. Exploded during propellant loading.. Atlas F 90F Walker AFB. LC: 579-2. Apogee: 0.000 km. Operational ICBM test at Walker AFB.

1964 Apr 1 20:22 - ABRES WAC-2 Atlas F 137F Cape Canaveral. LC: LC11. Apogee: 1,400 km.

1964 Apr 3 20:26 - Atlas operational test. (DASO) Failure. Atlas F 3F Vandenberg. LC: 576G. Apogee: 0.000 km.

1964 Apr 14 21:42 - FIRE 1 Atlas D 263D / Antares-2 Cape Canaveral. LC: LC12. Apogee: 837 km.

1964 May 14 - Atlas F propellant loading accident. Exploded during propellant loading.. Apogee: 0.000 km. Operational missile test at Altus AFB.

1964 Jun 18 14:56 - ABRES LORV-1 Atlas D 243D Vandenberg. LC: 576A1. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1964 Jul 29 9:22 - NTMP KX-13 Atlas D 248D Vandenberg. LC: 576A3. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1964 Aug 7 20:12 - Atlas operational test. (DASO) Atlas F 110F Vandenberg. LC: 576E. Apogee: 1,400 km.

1964 Aug 27 9:54 - Atlas operational test. (ST/KX-48) Failure. Atlas E 57E Vandenberg. LC: 576F. Apogee: 1,600 km.

1964 Aug 31 15:46 - Atlas operational test. (DASO) Atlas F 36F Vandenberg. LC: 576D. Apogee: 1,400 km.

1964 Sep 15 15:27 - ABRES LORV-3 Atlas D 245D Vandenberg. LC: 576A1. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1964 Sep 22 13:08 - NTMP KX-19 Atlas D 247D Vandenberg. LC: 576A3. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1964 Dec 1 8:45 - ABRES LORV-5 Atlas D 210D Vandenberg. LC: 576A1. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1964 Dec 4 11:09 - NTMP RMV-303 Atlas D 300D Vandenberg. LC: 576A3. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1964 Dec 22 19:15 - Atlas operational test. (ST) Atlas F 111F Vandenberg. LC: 576E. Apogee: 1,400 km.

1965

1965 Jan 8 18:59 - Atlas operational test. (ST) Atlas F 106F Vandenberg. LC: 576G. Apogee: 1,400 km.

1965 Jan 12 14:32 - NTMP RMV-302 Atlas D 166D Vandenberg. LC: 576B1. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1965 Jan 21 21:34 - Failure. Atlas D 172D Vandenberg. LC: 576B3.

1965 Feb 27 11:11 - ABRES LORV-4 Atlas D 211D Vandenberg. LC: 576A1. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1965 Mar 2 9:52 - NTMP RMV-301 Atlas D 301D Vandenberg. LC: 576A3. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1965 Mar 12 23:21 - ABRES MTV-2 Atlas D 154D Vandenberg. LC: 576B3. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1965 Mar 26 9:01 - ABRES LORV-7 Atlas D 297D Vandenberg. LC: 576A1. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1965 Apr 6 13:34 - ABRES WAC-4 Atlas D 150D Vandenberg. LC: 576B1. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1965 May 22 21:55 - FIRE 2 Atlas D 264D / Antares-2 Cape Canaveral. LC: LC12. Apogee: 817 km. Range: 8,256 km.

1965 May 28 2:54 - Failure.. Atlas D 68D / OV-1 Vandenberg. LC: ABRESB3.

1965 Jun 3 10:38 - NTMP RMV-304 Atlas D 177D Vandenberg. LC: ABRESB2. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1965 Jun 8 15:17 - ABRES LORV-6 Atlas D 299D Vandenberg. LC: ABRESA1. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1965 Jun 10 12:26 - NTMP RMV-303 Atlas D 302D Vandenberg. LC: ABRESA3. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1965 Jul 1 9:54 - NTMP KX-32 Atlas D 59D Vandenberg. LC: ABRESB1. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1965 Aug 4 12:43 - ABRES WAC-5 Atlas D 183D Vandenberg. LC: ABRESB1. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1965 Aug 5 13:21 - ABRES LORV-2A Atlas F 147F Vandenberg. LC: ABRESA2. Apogee: 1,400 km.

1965 Aug 26 11:20 - NTMP KX-41 Atlas D 61D Vandenberg. LC: ABRESB2. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1965 Sep 29 10:40 - NTMP KX-45 Atlas D 125D Vandenberg. LC: ABRESB1. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1965 Oct 5 9:07 - Atlas D 34D Vandenberg. LC: ABRESB3.

1965 Nov 29 14:30 - NTMP KX-33 Atlas D 200D Vandenberg. LC: ABRESA1. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1965 Dec 20 13:39 - NTMP KX-31 Atlas D 85D Vandenberg. LC: ABRESB2. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1966

1966 Feb 10 9:48 - NTMP KX-38 Atlas D 305D Vandenberg. LC: ABRESA1. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1966 Feb 11 13:04 - NTMP KX-51 Atlas D 86D Vandenberg. LC: ABRESB2. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1966 Feb 19 9:56 - NTMP KX-47 Atlas D 73D Vandenberg. LC: ABRESB1. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1966 Mar 4 12:29 - NTMP KX-35 Atlas D 303D Vandenberg. LC: ABRESA1. Apogee: 500 km.

1966 Mar 19 12:30 - NTMP KX-43 Atlas D 304D Vandenberg. LC: ABRESA1. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1966 Mar 30 9:20 - Atlas D 72D Vandenberg. LC: ABRESB3.

1966 May 3 10:30 - NTMP KX-37 Atlas D 208D Vandenberg. LC: ABRESA1. Apogee: 500 km.

1966 May 13 11:43 - ABRES WAC-5A Atlas D 98D Vandenberg. LC: ABRESB1. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1966 May 26 12:04 - NTMP KX-47 Atlas D 41D Vandenberg. LC: ABRESB2. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1966 Jun 10 11:15 - NTMP KX-42 Atlas D 96D Vandenberg. LC: ABRESB1. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1966 Jun 26 15:34 - NTMP KX-20 Atlas D 147D Vandenberg. LC: ABRESB2. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1966 Jun 30 10:00 - NTMP KX-39 Atlas D 298D Vandenberg. LC: ABRESA1. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1966 Jul 14 2:10 - Partial Failure.. Atlas D 58D Vandenberg. LC: ABRESB3. Apogee: 1,000 km.

1966 Aug 8 17:47 - ABRES MBRV-1 Atlas F 149F Vandenberg. LC: ABRESA2. Apogee: 500 km.

1966 Oct 11 19:59 - ABRES SBGRV-1 Atlas F 115F Vandenberg. LC: ABRESA2. Apogee: 50 km.

1966 Dec 11 21:09 - Atlas D 89D / OV-1 (2x) Vandenberg. LC: ABRESB3.

1967

1967 Jan 18 1:34 - ABRES TVX-13 (21) Atlas F 148F Vandenberg. LC: ABRESA2. Apogee: 1,400 km.

1967 Jan 22 15:44 - ABRES Mk 12R PDV Atlas D 35D Vandenberg. LC: ABRESB2. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1967 Feb 13 22:05 - ABRES TX-22 Atlas F 121F Vandenberg. LC: ABRESA3. Apogee: 1,400 km.

1967 Mar 16 17:56 - ABRES MBRV-2 Atlas F 151F Vandenberg. LC: ABRESA2. Apogee: 1,400 km.

1967 Apr 7 11:19 - ABRES AX-1 Atlas D 38D Vandenberg. LC: ABRESB2. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1967 May 19 22:00 - ABRES SBGRV-2 Atlas F 119F Vandenberg. LC: ABRESA1. Apogee: 1,400 km.

1967 Jun 9 10:23 - ABRES SPDS (RMP-B-1) Atlas F/Trident 122F Vandenberg. LC: ABRESA3. Apogee: 1,400 km.

1967 Jul 6 - ABRES PDV Atlas D 65D Vandenberg. LC: ABRESB2. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1967 Jul 22 - RMP-B-2 Atlas F/Trident 114F Vandenberg. LC: ABRESA3. Apogee: 1,400 km.

1967 Jul 27 19:00 - Partial Failure.. Atlas D 92D Vandenberg. LC: ABRESB3.

1967 Jul 29 - ABRES MBRV-3 Atlas F 150F Vandenberg. LC: ABRESA2. Apogee: 1,400 km.

1967 Oct 11 11:30 - ABRES TVX-13 Atlas D 69D Vandenberg. LC: ABRESB3. Apogee: 1,800 km.

1967 Oct 14 - ABRES MBRV-4 Atlas F 118F Vandenberg. LC: ABRESA2. Apogee: 1,400 km.

1967 Oct 27 - RMP-B-3 Atlas F/Trident 81F Vandenberg. LC: ABRESA3. Apogee: 1 km.

1967 Nov 7 13:17 - Final launch of an Atlas D missile (ABRES Mk 11 AX-2) Atlas D 94D Vandenberg. LC: ABRESB2. Apogee: 1,800 km. Final launch of an Atlas D missile (first operational at Vandenberg on 9 September 1959).

1967 Nov 10 12:20 - ABRES BGRV-1 Atlas F 113F Vandenberg. LC: ABRESA1. Apogee: 1,400 km.

1967 Dec 21 - RMP-B-4 Atlas F/Trident 117F Vandenberg. LC: ABRESA3. Apogee: 1,400 km.

1968

1968 Jan 31 - RMP-B-5 Atlas F/Trident 94F Vandenberg. LC: ABRESA3. Apogee: 1,400 km.

1968 Feb 26 - BGRV flight test (ABRES BGRV-2) Atlas F 116F Vandenberg. LC: ABRESA1. Apogee: 1,400 km. The Boost Glide Re-entry Vehicle was launched from Vandenberg AFB, California to the area of Wake Island in the Pacific Ocean. It was launched from an Atlas missile booster and served to provide data on hypersonic manoeuvring flight characteristics.

1968 Mar 6 - RMP-B-6 Atlas E/Trident 74E Vandenberg. LC: ABRESA3. Apogee: 1,600 km.

1968 Apr 6 9:59 - Atlas F 107F / OV-1 (2x) Vandenberg. LC: ABRESA2.

1968 Apr 18 - ABRES RVTO-1A-1 Atlas E 77E Vandenberg. LC: ABRESA1. Apogee: 1,600 km.

1968 Apr 27 - RMP-B-7 Atlas E/Trident 78E Vandenberg. LC: ABRESA3. Apogee: 1,600 km.

1968 May 3 - ABRES Penaid TVX Atlas F 95F Vandenberg. LC: ABRESA2. Apogee: 100 km.

1968 Jun 1 - ABRES PDV Atlas F 89F Vandenberg. LC: ABRESA2. Apogee: 1,400 km.

1968 Jun 22 - RMP-B-8 Atlas F/Trident 86F Vandenberg. LC: ABRESA3. Apogee: 1,400 km.

1968 Jun 29 - ABRES RVTO-1A-2 Atlas F 32F Vandenberg. LC: ABRESA1. Apogee: 1,400 km.

1968 Jul 11 19:30 - Atlas F 75F / OV-1 (2x) Vandenberg. LC: ABRESA2.

1968 Aug 16 20:57 - Failure. Atlas Burner 2 7004 / Burner-2 (No Agena) Vandenberg. LC: SLC3E.

1968 Sep 25 - RMP-B-9 Atlas F/Trident 99F Vandenberg. LC: ABRESA3. Apogee: 1,400 km.

1968 Sep 27 - RVTO-1A-3 Atlas F 84F Vandenberg. LC: ABRESA1. Apogee: 1,400 km.

1968 Nov 16 - RMP-B-10 Atlas F/Trident 56F Vandenberg. LC: ABRESA3. Apogee: 10 km.

1968 Nov 24 - RVTO-1A-4 Atlas F 60F Vandenberg. LC: ABRESA1. Apogee: 1,400 km.

1969

1969 Jan 16 - RMP-B-11 Atlas F/Trident 70F Vandenberg. LC: ABRESA3. Apogee: 1,400 km.

1969 Mar 18 7:40 - Atlas F 104F / OV-1 (3x) Vandenberg. LC: ABRESA2.

1969 Aug 20 - ABRES RVTO-1A-5 Atlas F 112F Vandenberg. LC: ABRESA1. Apogee: 1,400 km.

1969 Sep 16 - RMP-B-12 Atlas F/Trident 100F Vandenberg. LC: ABRESA3. Apogee: 1,400 km.

1969 Oct 10 - RMP-B-13 Atlas F/Trident 98F Vandenberg. LC: ABRESA3. Apogee: 10 km.

1969 Dec 3 - ABRES RVTO-1A-6 Atlas F 44F Vandenberg. LC: ABRESA1. Apogee: 1,400 km.

1969 Dec 12 - RMP-B-14 Atlas F/Trident 93F Vandenberg. LC: ABRESA3. Apogee: 1,400 km.

1970

1970 Feb 8 - RMP-B-15 Atlas F/Trident 96F Vandenberg. LC: ABRESA3. Apogee: 1,400 km.

1970 Mar 13 - RMP-B-16 Atlas F/Trident 28F Vandenberg. LC: ABRESA3. Apogee: 1,400 km.

1970 May 30 - RMP-B-17 Atlas F/Trident 91F Vandenberg. LC: ABRESA3. Apogee: 1,400 km.

1970 Jun 9 - ABRES RVTO-1A-7 Atlas F 92F Vandenberg. LC: ABRESA1. Apogee: 1,400 km.

1970 Dec 22 - ABRES RVTO-2A-1 Atlas F/Trident 105F Vandenberg. LC: ABRESA3. Apogee: 1,400 km.

1971

1971 Apr 5 - ABRES LAR-1 Atlas F 85F Vandenberg. LC: ABRESA1. Apogee: 1,400 km.

1971 Jun 29 10:12 - ABRES RVTO-2A-3 Atlas F/Trident 103F Vandenberg. LC: ABRESA3. Apogee: 1,400 km.

1971 Aug 7 0:11 - Atlas F 76F/ OV-1 (2x) Vandenberg. LC: BMRSA2.

1971 Sep 1 - ABRES LAR-2 Atlas F 74F Vandenberg. LC: BMRSA1. Apogee: 1,400 km.

1972

1972 Oct 2 20:09 - Atlas Burner 2A 102F / Burner-2 Vandenberg. LC: BMRSA1.

1973

1973 Aug 29 - BMRS RVTO-3A-2 Atlas F 78F Vandenberg. LC: BMRSA3. Apogee: 1,400 km.

1973 Sep 30 - BMRS ACE-1 Atlas F 108F Vandenberg. LC: BMRSA1. Apogee: 1,400 km.

1974

1974 Mar 6 - BMRS SFT-1 Atlas F 73F Vandenberg. LC: BMRSA1. Apogee: 1,400 km.

1974 Mar 23 - BMRS ACE-2 Atlas F 97F Vandenberg. LC: BMRSA3. Apogee: 1,400 km.

1974 May 1 - BMRS SFT-2 Atlas F 54F Vandenberg. LC: BMRSA1. Apogee: 1,400 km.

1974 Jun 28 - BMRS SFT-3 Atlas F 82F Vandenberg. LC: BMRSA1. Apogee: 1,400 km.

1974 Jul 14 5:17 - Atlas F/PTS 69F Vandenberg. LC: SLC3W.

1974 Sep 8 - BMRS ACE-3 Atlas F 80F Vandenberg. LC: BMRSA1. Apogee: 1,400 km.

1974 Oct 13 - BMRS RVTO-3A-1 Atlas F 31F Vandenberg. LC: BMRSA3. Apogee: 1,400 km.

1975

1975 Apr 13 0:51 - Failure.. Atlas F 71F / Star-17A Vandenberg. LC: SLC3W.

1976

1976 Apr 30 19:12 - Atlas F/MSD 59F Vandenberg. LC: SLC3W.

1977

1977 Jun 23 9:16 - Atlas F 65F / SGS-1 Vandenberg. LC: SLC3W.

1977 Dec 8 17:45 - Atlas F/MSD 50F / Star-37E Vandenberg. LC: SLC3W.

1978

1978 Feb 22 23:44 - Atlas F/SVS 64F Vandenberg. LC: SLC3E.

1978 May 13 10:34 - Atlas F/SVS 49F Vandenberg. LC: SLC3E.

1978 Jun 27 1:12 - Atlas F/Agena D 23F Vandenberg. LC: SLC3W.

1978 Oct 7 0:28 - Atlas F/SVS 47F Vandenberg. LC: SLC3E.

1978 Oct 13 11:23 - Atlas F 29F / Star-37S-ISS Vandenberg. LC: SLC3W.

1978 Dec 11 3:59 - Atlas F/SVS 39F Vandenberg. LC: SLC3E.

1979

1979 Feb 24 8:24 - Atlas F/OIS 27F Vandenberg. LC: SLC3W.

1979 Jun 27 15:51 - Atlas F 25F / Star-37S-ISS Vandenberg. LC: SLC3W.

1980

1980 Feb 9 23:08 - Atlas F/SVS 35F Vandenberg. LC: SLC3E.

1980 Mar 3 9:27 - Atlas F/MSD 67F Vandenberg. LC: SLC3W.

1980 Apr 26 22:00 - Atlas F/SVS 34F Vandenberg. LC: SLC3E.

1980 May 29 10:53 - Fuel of the ISS system was depleted too early. Partial Failure.. Atlas F 19F / Star-37S-ISS Vandenberg. LC: SLC3W.

1980 Dec 9 7:18 - Failure. Atlas E/MSD 68E Vandenberg. LC: SLC3W.

1981

1981 Jun 23 10:52 - Atlas F 87F / Star-37S-ISS Vandenberg. LC: SLC3W.

1981 Dec 19 1:10 - Failure.. Atlas E/SVS 76E Vandenberg. LC: SLC3E.

1982

1982 Dec 21 2:38 - Atlas E 60E / Star-37S-ISS Vandenberg. LC: SLC3W.

1983

1983 Mar 28 15:52 - Atlas E 73E / Star-37S-ISS Vandenberg. LC: SLC3W.

1983 Jul 14 10:21 - Atlas E/SGS-2 75E Vandenberg. LC: SLC3W.

1983 Nov 18 6:32 - Atlas E 58E / Star-37S-ISS Vandenberg. LC: SLC3W.

1984

1984 Jun 13 11:37 - Atlas E/SGS-2 42E Vandenberg. LC: SLC3W.

1984 Sep 8 21:41 - Atlas E/SGS-2 14E Vandenberg. LC: SLC3W.

1984 Dec 12 10:42 - Atlas E 39E / Star-37S-ISS Vandenberg. LC: SLC3W.

1985

1985 Feb 6 - USAF Atlas F Vandenberg.

1985 Mar 13 2:00 - Atlas E/OIS 41E Vandenberg. LC: SLC3W.

1985 Oct 9 2:53 - Atlas E/SGS-2 55E Vandenberg. LC: SLC3W.

1986

1986 Sep 17 15:52 - Atlas E 52E / Star-37S-ISS Vandenberg. LC: SLC3W.

1987

1987 Jun 20 2:34 - Atlas E 59E / Star-37S-ISS Vandenberg. LC: SLC3W.

1988

1988 Feb 3 5:53 - Atlas E 54E / Star-37S-ISS Vandenberg. LC: SLC3W.

1988 Sep 24 10:02 - Atlas E 63E / Star-37S-ISS Vandenberg. LC: SLC3W.

1990

1990 Apr 11 15:00 - Atlas E Altair 28E / Altair Vandenberg. LC: SLC3W.

1990 Dec 1 15:57 - Failure of the spacecraft's TEM-364-15 AKM nozzle due to a manufacturing defect led to the satellite being placed into lower than planned orbit.. Atlas E 61E / Star-37S-ISS Vandenberg. LC: SLC3W.

1991

1991 May 14 15:52 - Atlas E 50E / Star-37S-ISS Vandenberg. LC: SLC3W.

1991 Nov 28 13:23 - Atlas E 53E / Star-37S-ISS Vandenberg. LC: SLC3W.

1993

1993 Aug 9 10:02 - Atlas E 34E / Star-37S-ISS Vandenberg. LC: SLC3W.

1994

1994 Aug 29 17:38 - Atlas E 20E / Star-37S-ISS Vandenberg. LC: SLC3W.

1994 Dec 30 10:02 - Atlas E 11E / Star-37S-ISS Vandenberg. LC: SLC3W.

1995

1995 Mar 24 14:05 - Atlas E 45E / Star-37S-ISS Vandenberg. LC: SLC3W.

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