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

Atlas Missile 66E

General Dynamics Missile Serial Number:   61-2520

General Dynamics Manufacturing Number:   66E

Air Force Missile Tail Number:   520

Missile Acceptance Date:   12/14/1961

Missile Delivery Date:   1/3/1962

ICBM Squadron Number:   N/A

ICBM Squadron Site Assignment:   N/A

Missile Destination:   Vandenberg Air Force Base

Missile Mission:   Operation Silver Spur 1

Missile Launch Date:   3/1/1962

Missile Launch Payload:   ICBM Testing

Missile Launch Location:   Vandenberg AFB - OSTF-1

Missile Launch Outcome:   Failure

Notes:   Thrust section fire resulted in failure of booster section to jettison and premature vernier shutdown. Missile self-destructed at T+295 seconds.



Atlas 66E Photo 1