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Family: Missile. Country: USA. Status: Hardware.

Navy Special Projects Office authorized Lockheed to proceed with Polaris SLBM development, having withdrawn from the Jupiter program earlier.


Development Cost $: 2,231.90 million. in 1961 average dollars. Total Development Built: 87. Total Production Built: 1005. Flyaway Unit Cost $: 1.46 million. in 1965 unit dollars. Cost comments: Development + flyaway costs for Polaris A-1,-2,-3.

Polaris Chronology

1956 Dec 17 -
1958 Jan 17 - Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC29.
1961 Mar 2 - Launch Site: Cape Canaveral .


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