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Atlas E
Atlas E - Atlas E - COSPAR 1991-032

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Family: Atlas. Country: USA. Status: Hardware.

Initial fully operational version of Atlas ICBM. Differed in guidance system from Atlas F. Deployed as missiles from 1960 to 1966. After retirement, the ICBM's were refurbished and used over twenty years as space launch vehicles.


Specifications

Launches: 51. Failures: 16. Success Rate: 68.63% pct. First Launch Date: 29 November 1960. Last Launch Date: 24 March 1995. LEO Payload: 820 kg. to: 185 km Orbit. at: 90.0 degrees. Liftoff Thrust: 174,760 kgf. Total Mass: 121,000 kg. Core Diameter: 3.1 m. Total Length: 28.1 m. Launch Price $: 50.00 million. in 1994 price dollars. Flyaway Unit Cost $: 11.00 million. in 1985 unit dollars.


Atlas E Chronology


1960 Nov 29 - LV Configuration: Atlas 4E. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC13. FAILURE: Hydraulics Failure.
1961 Jan 24 - LV Configuration: Atlas 8E. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC13. FAILURE: Flight Control Failure.
1961 Feb 24 - LV Configuration: Atlas 9E. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC13.
1961 Mar 13 - LV Configuration: Atlas 13E. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC13. FAILURE: Propellant Utilization System Failure.
1961 Mar 24 - LV Configuration: Atlas 16E. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC13. FAILURE: Electrical Failure.
1961 May 12 - LV Configuration: Atlas 12E. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC11.
1961 May 26 - LV Configuration: Atlas 18E. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC13.
1961 Jun 7 - LV Configuration: Atlas 27E. Launch Site: Vandenberg . FAILURE: Failure.
1961 Jun 22 - LV Configuration: Atlas 17E. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC11. FAILURE: Flight Control Failure.
1961 Jul 6 - LV Configuration: Atlas 22E. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC13.
1961 Jul 31 - LV Configuration: Atlas 21E. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC11.
1961 Sep 8 - LV Configuration: Atlas 26E. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC13. FAILURE: Propulsion.
1961 Oct 2 - LV Configuration: Atlas 25E. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC11.
1961 Dec 1 - LV Configuration: Atlas 35E. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC13.
1961 Dec 19 - LV Configuration: Atlas 36E. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC13.
1962 Feb 13 - LV Configuration: Atlas 40E. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC13.
1962 Feb 28 - LV Configuration: Atlas 66E. Launch Site: Vandenberg . FAILURE: Failure.
1962 Mar 23 - Launch Site: Vandenberg .
1962 Jul 13 - LV Configuration: Atlas 67E. Launch Site: Vandenberg . FAILURE: Failure.
1962 Dec 18 - LV Configuration: Atlas 64E. Launch Site: Vandenberg . FAILURE: Failure.
1963 Apr 24 - LV Configuration: Atlas 65E. Launch Site: Vandenberg .
1963 Jun 4 - LV Configuration: Atlas 62E. Launch Site: Vandenberg .
1963 Jul 3 - LV Configuration: Atlas 69E. Launch Site: Vandenberg .
1963 Jul 26 - LV Configuration: Atlas 24E. Launch Site: Vandenberg . FAILURE: Failure.
1963 Jul 30 - LV Configuration: Atlas 70E. Launch Site: Vandenberg .
1963 Aug 24 - LV Configuration: Atlas 72E. Launch Site: Vandenberg .
1963 Sep 25 - LV Configuration: Atlas 71E. Launch Site: Vandenberg . FAILURE: Failure.
1964 Feb 12 - LV Configuration: Atlas 48E. Launch Site: Vandenberg . FAILURE: Failure.
1964 Aug 27 - LV Configuration: Atlas 57E. Launch Site: Vandenberg . FAILURE: Failure.
1980 Dec 9 - - 07:18 GMT. LV Configuration: Atlas E s/n 68E. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: SLC3W. FAILURE: Failure.
1981 Dec 19 - - 01:10 GMT. LV Configuration: Atlas s/n 76E / SGS-1. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: SLC3E. FAILURE: Failure.
1982 Dec 21 - - 02:38 GMT. LV Configuration: Atlas s/n 60E / Star-37S-ISS. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: SLC3W.
1983 Mar 28 - - 15:52 GMT. LV Configuration: Atlas s/n 73E / Star-37S-ISS. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: SLC3W.
1983 Jul 14 - - 10:21 GMT. LV Configuration: Atlas s/n 75E / SGS-2. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: SLC3W.
1983 Nov 18 - - 06:32 GMT. LV Configuration: Atlas s/n 58E / Star-37S-ISS. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: SLC3W.
1984 Jun 13 - - 11:31 GMT. LV Configuration: Atlas s/n 42E / SGS-2. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: SLC3W.
1984 Sep 8 - - 21:41 GMT. LV Configuration: Atlas s/n 14E / SGS-2. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: SLC3W.
1984 Dec 12 - - 10:48 GMT. LV Configuration: Atlas s/n 39E / Star-37S-ISS. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: SLC3W.
1985 Mar 13 - - 01:55 GMT. LV Configuration: Atlas s/n 41E / OIS. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: SLC3W.
1985 Oct 9 - - 02:52 GMT. LV Configuration: Atlas s/n 55E / SGS-2. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: SLC3W.
1986 Sep 17 - - 15:50 GMT. LV Configuration: Atlas s/n 52E / Star-37S-ISS. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: SLC3W.
1987 Jun 20 - - 02:38 GMT. LV Configuration: Atlas s/n 59E / Star-37S-ISS. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: SLC3W.
1988 Feb 3 - - 06:00 GMT. LV Configuration: Atlas s/n 54E / Star-37S-ISS. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: SLC3W.
1988 Sep 24 - - 10:04 GMT. LV Configuration: Atlas s/n 63E / Star-37S-ISS. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: SLC3W.
1990 Apr 11 - - 16:00 GMT. LV Configuration: Atlas s/n 28E / Altair-3. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: SLC3W.
1990 Dec 1 - - 16:04 GMT. LV Configuration: Atlas s/n 61E / Star-37S-ISS. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: SLC3W.
1991 May 14 - - 20:52 GMT. LV Configuration: Atlas s/n 50E / Star-37S-ISS. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: SLC3W.
1991 Nov 28 - - 13:26 GMT. LV Configuration: Atlas s/n 53E / Star-37S-ISS. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: SLC3W.
1993 Aug 9 - - 10:02 GMT. LV Configuration: Atlas s/n 34E / Star-37S-ISS. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: SLC3W.
1994 Aug 29 - - 16:48 GMT. LV Configuration: Atlas E / Star-37S-ISS. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: SLC3W.
1994 Dec 30 - - 10:02 GMT. LV Configuration: Atlas E / Star-37S-ISS. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: SLC3W.
1995 Mar 24 - - 14:09 GMT. LV Configuration: Atlas s/n 45E / Star-37S-ISS. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: SLC3W.

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