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Atlas F
Atlas F - Atlas F - COSPAR 1979-057

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

Final operational version of Atlas ICBM. Differed in guidance systems. Deployed as missiles from 1961 to 1966. After retirement, the ICBM's were refurbished and used over twenty years as space launch vehicles.


Specifications

Launches: 42. Failures: 9. Success Rate: 78.57% pct. First Launch Date: 08 August 1961. Last Launch Date: 23 June 1981. LEO Payload: 820 kg. to: 185 km Orbit. at: 90.0 degrees. Liftoff Thrust: 174,760 kgf. Total Mass: 121,980 kg. Core Diameter: 3.1 m. Total Length: 24.0 m. Launch Price $: 50.00 million. in 1994 price dollars. Flyaway Unit Cost $: 11.00 million. in 1985 unit dollars.


Atlas F Chronology


1961 Aug 8 - LV Configuration: Atlas 2F. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC13.
1961 Dec 12 - LV Configuration: Atlas 5F. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC11. FAILURE: Guidance Failure.
1961 Dec 20 - LV Configuration: Atlas 6F. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC11. FAILURE: Hydraulics Failure.
1962 Aug 1 - LV Configuration: Atlas 15F. Launch Site: Vandenberg .
1962 Aug 10 - LV Configuration: Atlas 57F. Launch Site: Vandenberg . FAILURE: Failure.
1962 Aug 13 - LV Configuration: Atlas 7F. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC11.
1962 Sep 19 - LV Configuration: Atlas 8F. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC11.
1962 Oct 19 - LV Configuration: Atlas 14F. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC11.
1962 Nov 7 - LV Configuration: Atlas 16F. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC11.
1962 Nov 14 - LV Configuration: Atlas 13F. Launch Site: Vandenberg . FAILURE: Failure.
1962 Dec 5 - LV Configuration: Atlas 21F. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC11.
1963 Mar 15 - LV Configuration: Atlas 63F. Launch Site: Vandenberg .
1963 Mar 21 - LV Configuration: Atlas 83F. Launch Site: Vandenberg .
1963 Mar 23 - LV Configuration: Atlas 52F. Launch Site: Vandenberg . FAILURE: Failure.
1963 Jun 1 -
1963 Oct 3 - LV Configuration: Atlas 45F. Launch Site: Vandenberg . FAILURE: Failure.
1964 Feb 13 -
1964 Mar 9 -
1964 Apr 3 - LV Configuration: Atlas 3F. Launch Site: Vandenberg . FAILURE: Failure.
1964 May 14 -
1964 Aug 7 - LV Configuration: Atlas 110F. Launch Site: Vandenberg .
1964 Aug 31 - LV Configuration: Atlas 36F. Launch Site: Vandenberg .
1964 Dec 22 - LV Configuration: Atlas 111F. Launch Site: Vandenberg .
1965 Jan 8 - LV Configuration: Atlas 106F. Launch Site: Vandenberg .
1968 Feb 26 -
1968 Apr 6 - - 09:59 GMT. LV Configuration: Atlas F / OV-1 (2x). Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: ABRESA2.
1968 Jul 11 - - 19:30 GMT. LV Configuration: Atlas F / OV-1 (2x). Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: ABRESA2.
1969 Mar 18 - - 07:40 GMT. LV Configuration: Atlas F / OV-1 (3x). Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: ABRESA2.
1971 Aug 7 - - 00:11 GMT. LV Configuration: Atlas F / OV-1 (2x). Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: BMRSA2.
1972 Oct 2 - - 20:09 GMT. LV Configuration: Atlas F / Burner-2. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: BMRSA1.
1974 Jul 14 - - 05:17 GMT. LV Configuration: Atlas s/n 69F / PTS. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: SLC3W.
1975 Apr 13 - - 00:51 GMT. LV Configuration: Atlas s/n 71F / Star-17A. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: SLC3W. FAILURE: Failure.
1976 Apr 30 - - 19:12 GMT. LV Configuration: Atlas s/n 59F / Star-37E. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: SLC3W.
1977 Jun 23 - - 09:16 GMT. LV Configuration: Atlas s/n 65F / SGS-1. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: SLC3W.
1977 Dec 8 - - 17:45 GMT. LV Configuration: Atlas F / Star-37E. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: SLC3W.
1978 Feb 22 - - 23:44 GMT. LV Configuration: Atlas s/n 64F / SGS-1. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: SLC3E.
1978 May 13 - - 10:34 GMT. LV Configuration: Atlas s/n 49F / SGS-1. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: SLC3E.
1978 Jun 27 - - 01:12 GMT. LV Configuration: Atlas s/n 23F / Agena D. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: SLC3W.
1978 Oct 7 - - 00:28 GMT. LV Configuration: Atlas s/n 47F / SGS-1. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: SLC3E.
1978 Oct 13 - - 11:23 GMT. LV Configuration: Atlas s/n 29F / Star-37S-ISS. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: SLC3W.
1978 Dec 11 - - 03:59 GMT. LV Configuration: Atlas s/n 39F / SGS-1. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: SLC3E.
1979 Feb 24 - - 08:24 GMT. LV Configuration: Atlas s/n 39F / OIS. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: SLC3W.
1979 Jun 27 - - 15:51 GMT. LV Configuration: Atlas s/n 25F / Star-37S-ISS. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: SLC3W.
1980 Feb 9 - - 23:08 GMT. LV Configuration: Atlas s/n 35F / SGS-1. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: SLC3E.
1980 Mar 3 - - 09:27 GMT. LV Configuration: Atlas s/n 67F / Star-37E. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: SLC3W.
1980 Apr 26 - - 22:00 GMT. LV Configuration: Atlas s/n 34F / SGS-1. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: SLC3E.
1980 May 29 - - 10:53 GMT. LV Configuration: Atlas s/n 19F / Star-37S-ISS. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: SLC3W. FAILURE: Fuel of the ISS system was depleted too early. Partial Failure.
1981 Jun 23 - - 10:52 GMT. LV Configuration: Atlas s/n 87F / Star-37S-ISS. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: SLC3W.
1985 Feb 6 - LV Configuration: Atlas F. Launch Site: Vandenberg .

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