List of Atlas launches (1960–1969)

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Launch statistics[edit]

Rocket configurations[edit]

10
20
30
40
50
  •   Atlas-Agena
  •   Atlas-Able
  •   Atlas-Centaur
  •   Atlas SLV
  •   Atlas D
  •   Atlas E
  •   Atlas F

Launch sites[edit]

10
20
30
40
50
1960
'61
'62
'63
'64
'65
'66
'67
'68
'69
  •   Cape Canaveral LC-11
  •   Cape Canaveral LC-12
  •   Cape Canaveral LC-13
  •   Cape Canaveral LC-14
  •   Cape Canaveral SLC-36A
  •   Cape Canaveral SLC-36B
  •   Vandenberg LC-576A
  •   Vandenberg OSTF-1
  •   Vandenberg OSTF-2
  •   Vandenberg SLC-3E
  •   Vandenberg SLC-3W
  •   Vandenberg SLC-4E
  •   Vandenberg SLC-4W

Launch outcomes[edit]

10
20
30
40
50
1960
'61
'62
'63
'64
'65
'66
'67
'68
'69
  •   Success
  •   Partial failure
  •   Failure

1960[edit]

Date/Time
(UTC)
Rocket S/N Launch Site Payload Function Orbit Outcome Remarks
1960-01-07
01:40
Atlas D 43D CCAFS LC-13 ICBM test Suborbital Success
1960-01-26
23:43
Atlas D 6D VAFB 576A3 ICBM test Suborbital Success
1960-01-27
01:31
Atlas D 44D CCAFS LC-13 ICBM test Suborbital Success
1960-02-12
04:11
Atlas D 49D CCAFS LC-13 ICBM test Suborbital Success
1960-02-26
17:25
Atlas-Agena A LV-3 29D CCAFS LC-14 Midas 1 Missile warning LEO (target) Failure Agena RSO charges accidentally fired at staging, leading to vehicle breakup. First launch of the Atlas-Agena vehicle.
1960-03-08
13:10
Atlas D 42D CCAFS LC-11 ICBM test Suborbital Success
1960-03-11
00:36
Atlas D 51D CCAFS LC-13 ICBM test Suborbital Failure Combustion instability in B-1 engine. Missile fell back onto the pad and exploded.
1960-04-08
13:10
Atlas D 48D CCAFS LC-11 ICBM test Suborbital Failure Combustion instability in B-2 engine. Missile exploded on the pad.
1960-04-22
19:39
Atlas D 25D VAFB 576B2 ICBM test Suborbital Success
1960-05-06
19:39
Atlas D 23D VAFB 576B2 ICBM test Suborbital Failure Pitch gyro motor shorted, causing loss of control. RSO T+25 seconds
1960-05-20
15:00
Atlas D 56D CCAFS LC-12 ICBM test Suborbital Success
1960-05-24
17:36
Atlas-Agena A LV-3 45D CCAFS LC-14 Midas 2 Missile warning LEO Success
1960-06-11
06:30
Atlas D 54D CCAFS LC-11 ICBM test Suborbital Success
1960-06-22
14:49
Atlas D 62D CCAFS LC-14 ICBM test Suborbital Success
1960-06-28
02:30
Atlas D 27D CCAFS LC-12 ICBM test Suborbital Success
1960-07-02
06:58
Atlas D 60D CCAFS LC-11 ICBM test Suborbital Partial failure Short in relay box caused decrease in propulsion system performance. The missile impacted 40 miles short of its intended target point.
1960-07-22
23:46
Atlas D 74D VAFB 576B1 ICBM test Suborbital Failure Gyro spin motor failure resulted in an unplanned pitch maneuver that exceeded the missile's structural limits and caused vehicle breakup at T+69 seconds.
1960-07-29
13:13
Atlas D 50D CCAFS LC-14 Mercury-Atlas 1 Mercury test Suborbital Failure Excessive aerodynamic bending of the Mercury adapter interface results in Atlas structural failure T+58 seconds. First attempted launch of a Mercury capsule.
1960-08-09
18:09
Atlas D 32D CCAFS LC-12 ICBM test Suborbital Success
1960-08-12
13:00
Atlas D 66D CCAFS LC-12 ICBM test Suborbital Success Atlas portion of flight successful, RVX-2A reentry vehicle not recovered
1960-09-12
20:38
Atlas D 47D VAFB 576B3 ICBM test Suborbital Failure Sustainer engine lost thrust due to failure of helium control pressure
1960-09-17
00:50
Atlas D 76D CCAFS LC-11 ICBM test Suborbital Success
1960-09-19
18:31
Atlas D 79D CCAFS LC-14 ICBM test Suborbital Success
1960-09-25
15:13
Atlas-Able 80D CCAFS LC-12 Pioneer P-30 Lunar probe HEO (target) Failure Second stage propellant feed malfunction
1960-09-29
20:31
Atlas D 33D VAFB 576B2 ICBM test Suborbital Failure Staging electrical disconnect plug pulled out T+125 seconds, causing premature BECO and failure of booster section to jettison. Missile impacted 1200 miles off target.
1960-10-11
19:15
Atlas E 3E CCAFS LC-13 ICBM test Suborbital Failure First Atlas E launch. Sustainer hydraulic rise-off disconnect failed due to radiated heat, causing loss of hydraulic fluid and sustainer shutdown T+40 seconds. Missile tumbled following staging and broke up at T+154 seconds.
1960-10-11
20:33
Atlas-Agena A LV-3 57D VAFB SLC-3W Samos 1 Optical reconnaissance LEO (target) Failure Improper pad umbilical disconnect caused loss of Agena pressurization gas.
1960-10-13
04:53
Atlas D 81D VAFB 576B3 ICBM test Suborbital Failure LOX tank sensing line rise-off disconnect failed due to radiated heat. Overpressurization of the LOX tank ruptured the intermediate bulkhead followed by missile self-destruction at T+71 seconds.
1960-10-13
09:34
Atlas D 71D CCAFS LC-11 Biological nose cone w/ three mice ICBM test Suborbital Success
1960-10-22
09:34
Atlas D 55D CCAFS LC-12 ICBM test Suborbital Success
1960-11-15
05:54
Atlas D 83D CCAFS LC-12 ICBM test Suborbital Success
1960-11-30
01:12
Atlas E 4E CCAFS LC-13 ICBM test Suborbital Failure Sustainer hydraulic rise-off disconnect failed due to radiated heat, causing loss of hydraulic fluid and sustainer shutdown T+40 seconds. Missile tumbled following staging, but remained structurally intact until impact with the ocean.
1960-12-15
09:10
Atlas-Able 91D CCAFS LC-12 Pioneer P-31 Lunar probe HEO (target) Failure Vibration and/or flying debris from Able adapter section ruptured Atlas LOX tank T+66 seconds, followed by complete vehicle self-destruction at T+73 seconds.
1960-12-16
04:53
Atlas D 99D VAFB 576B3 ICBM test Suborbital Success

1961[edit]

Date/Time
(UTC)
Rocket S/N Launch Site Payload Function Orbit Outcome Remarks
1961-01-23
21:02
Atlas D 90D CCAFS LC-12 ICBM test Suborbital Success Final R&D flight of a D-series Atlas
1961-01-24
21:55
Atlas E 8E CCAFS LC-13 ICBM test Suborbital Failure Aerodynamic heating shorted the vernier feedback transducer, resulting in unstable flight trajectory
1961-01-31
20:21
Atlas-Agena A LV-3 70D VAFB SLC-3W Samos 2 Optical reconnaissance LEO Success
1961-02-21
14:12
Atlas D 67D CCAFS LC-14 Mercury-Atlas 2 Mercury test Suborbital Success First successful launch of a Mercury-Atlas
1961-02-24
18:29
Atlas E 9E CCAFS LC-13 ICBM test Suborbital Success
1961-03-14
04:17
Atlas E 13E CCAFS LC-13 ICBM test Suborbital Failure Propellant utilization malfunction results in premature fuel depletion and sustainer shutdown
1961-03-25
01:49
Atlas E 16E CCAFS LC-13 ICBM test Suborbital Partial failure Wiring error results in loss of helium control bottle gas, no gas left to perform booster jettison
1961-04-25
16:15
Atlas-D 100D CCAFS LC-14 Mercury-Atlas 3 Unmanned spacecraft LEO (target) Failure First attempted orbital Mercury launch. Pitch and roll sequence failed to initiate due to short or open circuit in missile programmer. RSO T+43 seconds. Capsule successfully recovered.
1961-05-13
02:00
Atlas E 12E CCAFS LC-11 ICBM test Suborbital Success
1961-05-24
21:50
Atlas D 95D VAFB 576B2 ICBM test Suborbital Success
1961-05-26
02:26
Atlas E 18E CCAFS LC-13 ICBM test Suborbital Success
1961-06-07
21:13
Atlas E 27E VAFB OSTF-1 ICBM test Suborbital Failure First attempted launch of an Atlas E from VAFB. Vehicle exploded at liftoff due to combustion instability in the B-1 engine.
1961-06-23
03:00
Atlas E 17E CCAFS LC-13 ICBM test Suborbital Failure Gyro spin motor set to incorrect speed, causing excessive pitch rate and missile self-destruction at T+101 seconds.
1961-07-07
04:51
Atlas E 22E CCAFS LC-13 ICBM test Suborbital Success
1961-07-12
15:11
Atlas-Agena A LV-3 97D VAFB SLC-3E Midas 3 Missile warning MEO Success
1961-07-31
21:32
Atlas E 21E CCAFS LC-11 ICBM test Suborbital Success
1961-08-09
04:31
Atlas F 2F CCAFS LC-13 ICBM test Suborbital Success Maiden flight of Atlas F
1961-08-23
04:31
Atlas D 101D VAFB 576B3 ICBM test Suborbital Success
1961-08-23
10:04
Atlas-Agena B LV-3 111D CCAFS LC-12 Ranger 1 Lunar impact probe HEO (target) Failure Agena failed to restart due to electrical short; spacecraft left in LEO.
1961-09-09
01:42
Atlas E 26E CCAFS LC-13 ICBM test Suborbital Failure Sustainer engine lost thrust due to gas generator failure following booster staging.
1961-09-09
19:28
Atlas-Agena B LV-3 106D VAFB SLC-3W Samos 3 Optical reconnaissance LEO (target) Failure Pad umbilical failed to detach properly at liftoff, cutting off electrical power to the Atlas. Vehicle fell back onto the pad and exploded.
1961-09-13
14:04
Atlas-D 88D CCAFS LC-14 Mercury-Atlas 4 Unmanned spacecraft LEO Success
1961-10-02
18:23
Atlas E 25E CCAFS LC-11 ICBM test Suborbital Success
1961-10-05
13:42
Atlas E 30E CCAFS LC-13 ICBM test Suborbital Success
1961-10-21
13:53
Atlas-Agena B LV-3 105D VAFB SLC-3E Midas 4 Missile warning MEO Partial failure Roll control failed T+186 seconds, satellite placed in an incorrect orbit
1961-11-10
14:55
Atlas E 32E CCAFS LC-13 Biological nose cone w/ squirrel monkey ICBM test Suborbital Failure Sustainer engine shut down at liftoff due to improperly installed pressure transducer. RSO T+35 seconds.
1961-11-18
08:12
Atlas-Agena B LV-3 117D CCAFS LC-12 Ranger 2 Lunar impact probe HEO (target) Failure Agena failed to restart due to rate gyro malfunction; spacecraft left in LEO.
1961-11-22
20:45
Atlas-Agena B LV-3 108D VAFB SLC-3W Samos 4 Optical reconnaissance LEO (target) Failure Pitch control failed at T+244 seconds. Agena separated but was left facing in the wrong direction for orbital insertion.
1961-11-22
21:04
Atlas F 4F CCAS LC-11 ICBM test Suborbital Success
1961-11-29
15:08
Atlas-D 93D CCAFS LC-14 Mercury-Atlas 5 Unmanned spacecraft LEO Success
1961-11-29
23:01
Atlas D 53D VAFB 576B2 ICBM test Suborbital Success
1961-12-01
20:40
Atlas E 35E CCAFS LC-13 ICBM test Suborbital Success
1961-12-07
21:18
Atlas D 82D VAFB 576B3 ICBM test Suborbital Success
1961-12-12
20:16
Atlas F 5F CCAFS LC-11 ICBM test Suborbital Partial failure Intermittently shorted diode in guidance system results in premature propulsion system cutoff. Planned range not achieved.
1961-12-20
03:32
Atlas E 36E CCAFS LC-13 ICBM test Suborbital Success
1961-12-21
03:35
Atlas F 6F CCAFS LC-11 Biological nose cone w/ rhesus monkey ICBM test Suborbital Failure Sustainer hydraulic system leak at staging results in loss of hydraulic fluid and engine shutdown. Nose cone separated properly, but was lost at sea after recovery crews failed to locate it.
1961-12-22
19:12
Atlas-Agena B LV-3 114D VAFB SLC-3E Samos 5 Optical reconnaissance LEO Partial failure Sustainer cutoff timer failed, causing the Atlas to burn to propellant depletion and putting the payload in a higher than planned orbit.

1962[edit]

Date/Time
(UTC)
Rocket S/N Launch Site Payload Function Orbit Outcome Remarks
1962-01-17
21:02
Atlas D 123D VAFB 576B2 ICBM test Suborbital Success
1962-01-23
21:28
Atlas D 132D VAFB 576B3 ICBM test Suborbital Success
1962-01-26
20:30
Atlas-Agena B LV-3 121D CCAFS LC-12 Ranger 3 Lunar impact probe HEO (target) Partial failure Failure of both Atlas and Agena guidance systems; probe sent on incorrect trajectory
1962-02-13
20:55
Atlas E 40E CCAS LC-13 ICBM test Suborbital Success Final Atlas E R&D launch
1962-02-16
23:04
Atlas D 137D VAFB 576B2 ICBM test Suborbital Success
1962-02-20
14:47
Atlas-D 109D CCAFS LC-14 Mercury-Atlas 6 Manned spacecraft LEO Success Carried John Glenn into orbit. First American orbital manned flight.
1962-02-21
22:30
Atlas D 52D VAFB 576B3 ICBM test Suborbital Failure Booster gas generator hot gas leak results in engine shutdown and missile self-destruction at T+72 seconds.
1962-03-01
00:04
Atlas E 66E VAFB OSTF-1 ICBM test Suborbital Failure Thrust section fire resulted in failure of booster section to jettison and premature vernier shutdown. Missile self-destructed at T+295 seconds.
1962-03-07
22:10
Atlas-Agena B LV-3 112D VAFB SLC-3E Samos 6 Optical reconnaissance LEO Success
1962-03-24
00:39
Atlas D 134D VAFB 576B2 ICBM test Suborbital Success Launch witnessed by President Kennedy
1962-04-09
15:04
Atlas-Agena B LV-3 110D VAFB SLC-3E Midas 5 Missile warning MEO Success
1962-04-09
20:50
Atlas F 11F CCAS LC-11 ICBM test Suborbital Failure Sustainer LOX turbopump failure. Missile exploded one second after liftoff.
1962-04-12
01:57
Atlas D 129D VAFB 576B2 ICBM test Suborbital Success
1962-04-23
20:50
Atlas-Agena B LV-3 133D CCAFS LC-12 Ranger 4 Lunar impact probe HEO Success
1962-04-26
18:56
Atlas-Agena B LV-3 118D VAFB SLC-3W Samos 7 Optical reconnaissance LEO Success
1962-04-27
23:24
Atlas D 140D VAFB 576B2 ICBM test Suborbital Success
1962-05-08
19:49
Atlas-Centaur-A LV-3C AC-1 CCAFS LC-36A Test flight vehicle Suborbital Failure First launch of the Atlas-Centaur vehicle. Centaur insulation panel separated prematurely, resulting in LH2 tank rupture at T+53 seconds and subsequent complete launch vehicle destruction.
1962-05-12
00:31
Atlas D 127D VAFB 576B3 ICBM test Suborbital Success
1962-05-24
12:45
Atlas-D 107D CCAFS LC-14 Mercury-Atlas 7 Manned spacecraft LEO Success Carried Scott Carpenter into orbit.
1962-06-17
18:14
Atlas-Agena B LV-3 115D VAFB SLC-3W Samos 8 Optical reconnaissance LEO Success
1962-06-26
10:57
Atlas D 21D VAFB 576B3 NTMP K-1 Nike-Zeus target missile test Suborbital Success
1962-07-12
16:57
Atlas D 141D VAFB 576B2 NTMP K-2 Nike-Zeus target missile test Suborbital Success
1962-07-13
21:11
Atlas E 67E VAFB OSTF-1 ICBM test Suborbital Partial failure Propellant utilization system malfunction due to LOX leak. Improper sustainer engine operation caused the RV to overshoot its target.
1962-07-18
20:15
Atlas-Agena B LV-3 120D VAFB SLC-3W Samos 9 Optical reconnaissance LEO Success
1962-07-19
11:05
Atlas D 13D VAFB 576B1 ICBM test Suborbital Success
1962-07-22
09:21
Atlas-Agena B LV-3 145D CCAFS LC-12 Mariner 1 Venus flyby probe IPT (target) Failure Improper guidance system programming resulted in erroneous flight path. RSO T+294 seconds.
1962-08-01
21:07
Atlas F 15F VAFB 576E ICBM test Suborbital Success
1962-08-05
17:59
Atlas-Agena B LV-3 124D VAFB SLC-3W Samos 10 Optical reconnaissance LEO Success
1962-08-09
22:51
Atlas D 8D VAFB 576-B3 ICBM test Suborbital Success
1962-08-09
23:05
Atlas D 87D VAFB 576-B2 ICBM test Suborbital Success
1962-08-10
21:11
Atlas F 57F VAFB OSTF-2 ICBM test Suborbital Failure Roll program failed due to short in missile programmer. RSO T+67 seconds.
1962-08-13
22:00
Atlas F 7F CCAFS LC-11 ICBM test Suborbital Success
1962-08-27
06:53
Atlas-Agena B LV-3 179D CCAFS LC-12 Mariner 2 Venus flyby probe IPT Success First spacecraft to reach the vicinity of another planet.
1962-09-19
18:15
Atlas F 8F CCAFS LC-11 ICBM test Suborbital Success
1962-10-02
11:46
Atlas D 4D VAFB 576B2 NTMP-K3 Nike-Zeus target missile test Suborbital Failure Vernier failure results in sustainer engine being oversupplied with propellant. Sustainer shut down at T+181 seconds due to damage from excessive chamber pressure.
1962-10-03
12:15
Atlas-D 113D CCAFS LC-14 Mercury-Atlas 8 Manned spacecraft LEO Success Carried Walter M. Schirra, Jr. into orbit.
1962-10-18
16:59
Atlas-Agena B LV-3 215D CCAFS LC-12 Ranger 5 Lunar impact probe HEO Success
1962-10-19
18:15
Atlas F 14F CCAFS LC-11 ICBM test Suborbital Success
1962-10-26
10:59
Atlas D 159D VAFB 576A1 NTMP K-5 Nike-Zeus target missile test Suborbital Success
1962-11-07
19:43
Atlas F 16F CCAFS LC-11 ICBM test Suborbital Success
1962-11-11
20:17
Atlas-Agena B LV-3 128D VAFB SLC-3W Samos 11 Optical reconnaissance LEO Success
1962-11-14
22:36
Atlas F 13F VAFB OSTF-2 ICBM test Suborbital Failure Thrust section fire caused premature sustainer shutdown
1962-12-05
21:25
Atlas F 21F CCAFS LC-11 ICBM test Suborbital Success Final Atlas F R&D launch
1962-12-12
11:38
Atlas D 161D VAFB 576A3 NTMP K-6 Nike-Zeus target missile test Suborbital Success
1962-12-17
20:36
Atlas-Agena B LV-3 131D VAFB SLC-3E Midas 6 Missile warning MEO (target) Failure Hydraulic rise-off disconnect failed at liftoff, resulting in loss of booster engine hydraulics fluid. Vehicle self-destructed T+80 seconds.
1962-12-18
17:26
Atlas E 64E VAFB OSTF-1 NTMP K-4 Nike-Zeus target missile test Suborbital Failure Pressure pulse at liftoff caused loss of B-2 turbopump lubricant oil. Missile self-destructed T+40 seconds.
1962-12-22
09:29
Atlas D 160D VAFB 576A1 NTMP K-7 Nike-Zeus target missile test Suborbital Success

1963[edit]

Date/Time
(UTC)
Rocket S/N Launch Site Payload Function Orbit Outcome Remarks
1963-01-25
10:44
Atlas D 39D VAFB 576B2 NTMP K-9 Nike-Zeus target missile test Suborbital Failure Loss of sustainer insulation boot at liftoff results in high thrust section temperatures, followed by complete propulsion system shutdown at T+126 seconds.
1963-01-31
08:51
Atlas D 176D VAFB 576A3 NTMP K-12 Nike-Zeus target missile test Suborbital Success
1963-02-13
11:55
Atlas D 182D VAFB 576A1 NTMP K-8 Nike-Zeus target missile test Suborbital Success
1963-02-28
09:02
Atlas D 188D VAFB 576A3 NTMP K-10 Nike-Zeus target missile test Suborbital Success
1963-03-01
22:00
Atlas F 134F CCAS LC-11 ABRES REX-1 Reentry vehicle test Suborbital Success
1963-03-10
02:42
Atlas D 102D VAFB 576B3 ICBM test Suborbital Failure Autopilot gyro failure results in excessive pitch rate. Missile self-destructed T+33 seconds.
1963-03-12
05:21
Atlas D 64D VAFB 576B2 ICBM test Suborbital Success
1963-03-15
11:38
Atlas D 46D VAFB 576B1 ICBM test Suborbital Failure Hydraulic rise-off disconnect failed at liftoff, resulting in loss of sustainer hydraulics fluid followed by missile tumbling and self-destruction.
1963-03-16
02:05
Atlas F 63F VAFB 576D ICBM test Suborbital Success
1963-03-16
08:32
Atlas D 193D VAFB 576A1 NTMP K-14 Nike-Zeus target missile test Suborbital Failure High thrust section temperatures cause sustainer hydraulics failure followed by missile tumbling and self-destruction at T+240 seconds.
1963-03-21
21:10
Atlas F 83F VAFB OSTF-2 ICBM test Suborbital Success
1963-03-24
00:09
Atlas F 52F VAFB 576E ICBM test Suborbital Failure Missile self-destructed at T+91 seconds. No telemetry aboard missile due to mission of flying the maximum range.
1963-04-24
20:59
Atlas E 65E VAFB OSTF-1 ICBM test Suborbital Success
1963-04-27
02:03
Atlas F 135F CCAS LC-11 ABRES REX-2 Reentry vehicle test Suborbital Success
1963-05-09
20:06
Atlas-Agena B LV-3 119D VAFB SLC-3E Midas 7 Missile warning MEO Success
1963-05-15
13:04
Atlas-D 130D CCAFS LC-14 Mercury-Atlas 9 Manned spacecraft LEO Success Carried Gordon Cooper into orbit.
1963-06-04
20:12
Atlas E 62E VAFB OSTF-1 ICBM test Suborbital Success
1963-06-12
09:03
Atlas D 198D VAFB 576A3 NTMP Nike-Zeus target missile test Suborbital Success
1963-06-12
Atlas-Agena B LV-3 139D VAFB SLC-3E Midas 8 Missile warning MEO (target) Failure Hydraulic rise-off disconnect failed at liftoff, resulting in loss of booster engine hydraulics fluid. Vehicle self-destructed T+93 seconds.
1963-07-03
21:13
Atlas E 69E VAFB 576C ICBM test Suborbital Success
1963-07-12
20:46
Atlas-Agena D LV-3 201D VAFB SLC-4W KH-7 Gambit 4001 Optical reconnaissance LEO Success
1963-07-19
03:51
Atlas-Agena B LV-3 75D VAFB SLC-3E Midas 9 Missile warning MEO Success
1963-07-26
19:19
Atlas E 24E VAFB OSTF-1 ICBM test Suborbital Failure Electrical short in Range Safety system results in spurious cutoff signal being issued to the sustainer engine at T+101 seconds
1963-07-30
18:36
Atlas E 70E VAFB 576C ICBM test Suborbital Success
1963-07-31
20:52
Atlas D 143D VAFB 576C ICBM test Suborbital Success
1963-08-24
09:50
Atlas E 72E VAFB 576F NTMP Nike-Zeus target missile test Suborbital Success
1963-08-28
23:10
Atlas D 142D VAFB 576B3 ICBM test Suborbital Success
1963-09-06
19:30
Atlas-Agena D LV-3 212D VAFB SLC-4W KH-7 Gambit 4002 Optical reconnaissance LEO Success
1963-09-06
21:59
Atlas D 63D VAFB 576B2 ICBM test Suborbital Failure Vernier hydraulic line ruptured T+110 seconds, causing loss of sustainer hydraulics fluid followed by sustainer/vernier shutdown.
1963-09-11
21:00
Atlas D 84D VAFB 576B1 ICBM test Suborbital Failure High thrust section temperatures result in loss of vernier hydraulic pressure, missile tumbled during vernier solo phase
1963-09-25
11:04
Atlas E 71E VAFB 576C ICBM test Suborbital Failure Sustainer hydraulic line ruptured at staging. Missile stability lost T+140 seconds.
1963-10-04
05:17
Atlas F 45F VAFB 576G ICBM test Suborbital Failure Stuck valve resulted in B-2 engine failing to start. Missile fell over and exploded on impact with the ground.
1963-10-07
21:31
Atlas D 163D VAFB 576B3 ICBM test Suborbital Failure Improper preflight procedure results in loss of tank pressure and intermediate bulkhead reversal. Missile self-destructed T+75 seconds.
1963-10-17
02:37
Atlas-Agena D LV-3 197D CCAFS LC-13 Vela 1A/1B Nuclear strike detection HEO Success
1963-10-25
18:59
Atlas-Agena D LV-3 224D VAFB SLC-4W KH-7 Gambit 4003 Optical reconnaissance LEO Success
1963-10-28
21:00
Atlas F 136F CCAS LC-11 ABRES WAC-1/SSP 21/FLIP Reentry vehicle test Suborbital Failure Sustainer hydraulic line ruptured at staging. Control lost T+140 seconds.
1963-11-04
09:34
Atlas D 232D VAFB 576A1 ABRES REX-3 Reentry vehicle test Suborbital Success
1963-11-13
22:35
Atlas D 158D VAFB 576B2 ICBM test Suborbital Failure Final Atlas D operational test. Sustainer hydraulics failure results in engine shutdown and missile destruction at T+120 seconds
1963-11-27
19:03
Atlas-Centaur-B LV-3C AC-2 CCAFS LC-36A Test flight vehicle LEO Success Performed first liquid hydrogen rocket engine firing in space.
1963-12-18
09:34
Atlas D 233D VAFB 576A1 ABRES LORV-8 Reentry vehicle test Suborbital Success
1963-12-18
21:45
Atlas-Agena D LV-3 227D VAFB SLC-4W KH-7 Gambit 4004 Optical reconnaissance LEO Success
1963-12-18
22:56
Atlas F 109F VAFB 576G ICBM test Suborbital Success Final Atlas R&D flight

1964[edit]

Date/Time
(UTC)
Rocket S/N Launch Site Payload Function Orbit Outcome Remarks
1964-01-30
15:49
Atlas-Agena B LV-3 199D CCAFS LC-12 Ranger 6 Lunar impact probe HEO Success
1964-02-12
19:59
Atlas E 48E VAFB OSTF-1 ICBM test Suborbital Failure Guidance system timer malfunctioned due to liftoff-induced vibration. Propulsion system cutoff commands issued prematurely, planned range not achieved.
1964-02-25
18:59
Atlas-Agena D LV-3 285D VAFB SLC-4W KH-7 Gambit 4005 Optical reconnaissance LEO Success
1964-02-25
20:22
Atlas E 5E CCAS LC-11 ABRES WAC-3/Pod 18 Reentry vehicle test Suborbital Success
1964-03-11
20:14
Atlas-Agena D LV-3 296D VAFB SLC-4W KH-7 Gambit 4006 Optical reconnaissance LEO Success
1964-04-01
20:22
Atlas F 137F CCAFS LC-11 ICBM test Suborbital Success
1964-04-03
20:26
Atlas F 3F VAFB OSTF-2 ICBM test Suborbital Failure Stuck valve resulted in B-1 engine failing to start. Missile fell over and exploded on impact with the ground.
1964-04-23
21:42
Atlas D 263D CCAS LC-12 FIRE 1 Apollo heat shield test Suborbital Success
1964-04-23
16:19
Atlas-Agena D LV-3 351D VAFB SLC-4W KH-7 Gambit 4007 Optical reconnaissance LEO Success
1964-05-19
19:21
Atlas-Agena D LV-3 350D VAFB SLC-4W KH-7 Gambit 4008 Optical reconnaissance LEO Success
1964-06-18
14:56
Atlas D 243D VAFB 576-A1 ABRES LORV-1 Reentry vehicle test Suborbital Success
1964-06-30
14:04
Atlas-Centaur-C LV-3C AC-3 CCAFS LC-36A Test flight vehicle LEO (target) Failure Centaur hydraulics pump failed, causing engine shutdown 253 seconds after Centaur ignition.
1964-07-06
18:51
Atlas-Agena D LV-3 352D VAFB SLC-4W KH-7 Gambit 4009 Optical reconnaissance LEO Success
1964-07-17
02:37
Atlas-Agena D LV-3 216D CCAFS LC-13 Vela 2A/2B Nuclear strike detection HEO Success
1964-07-28
16:50
Atlas-Agena B LV-3 250D CCAFS LC-12 Ranger 7 Lunar impact probe HEO Success
1964-07-29
09:22
Atlas D 248D VAFB 576-A3 NTMP KX-13 Nike-Zeus target missile test Suborbital Success
1964-08-07
20:12
Atlas F 110F VAFB 576-E ICBM test Suborbital Success
1964-08-14
22:00
Atlas-Agena D SLV-3 7101 VAFB SLC-4E KH-7 Gambit 4010 Optical reconnaissance LEO Success
1964-08-27
09:54
Atlas E 57E VAFB OSTF-1 ST/KX-48 Nike-Zeus target vehicle test Suborbital Partial failure Guidance system malfunction caused premature sustainer/vernier cutoff, planned range not achieved
1964-08-31
15:46
Atlas F 36F VAFB 576-D ICBM test Suborbital Success
1963-09-05
01:23
Atlas-Agena B LV-3 195D CCAFS LC-12 OGO 1 Magnetosphere research HEO Success
1964-09-15
15:27
Atlas D 245D VAFB 576-A1 ABRES LORV-3 Reentry vehicle test Suborbital Partial failure Guidance rate beacon failure results in RSO accidentally issuing a manual cutoff command following SECO. No vernier solo phase.
1964-09-22
15:27
Atlas D 247D VAFB 576-A3 NTMP KX-19 Nike-Zeus target missile test Suborbital Success
1964-09-23
13:10
Atlas-Agena D SLV-3 7102 VAFB SLC-4E KH-7 Gambit 4011 Optical reconnaissance LEO Success
1964-10-08
Atlas-Agena D SLV-3 7103 VAFB SLC-4E KH-7 Gambit 4012 Optical reconnaissance LEO (target) Failure Agena shut down 1.5 seconds after ignition due to an electrical short
1964-10-23
18:30
Atlas-Agena D LV-3 353D VAFB SLC-4W KH-7 Gambit 4013 Optical reconnaissance LEO Success
1964-11-05
19:22
Atlas-Agena D LV-3 289D CCAFS LC-13 Mariner 3 Mars flyby probe IPT Failure Payload fairing failed to separate.
1964-11-28
14:22
Atlas-Agena D LV-3 288D CCAFS LC-12 Mariner 4 Mars flyby probe IPT Success First spacecraft to reach the vicinity of Mars.
1964-12-01
08:45
Atlas D 210D VAFB 576-A1 ABRES LORV-5 Reentry vehicle test Suborbital Success
1964-12-04
11:09
Atlas D 300D VAFB 576-A3 NTMP RMV-303 Nike-Zeus target missile test Suborbital Success
1964-12-04
18:57
Atlas-Agena D SLV-3 7105 VAFB SLC-4E KH-7 Gambit 4014 Optical reconnaissance LEO Success
1964-12-11
14:25
Atlas-Centaur-C LV-3C AC-4 CCAFS LC-36A Surveyor mass model Test flight vehicle MEO (target)
LEO (actual)
Partial failure Centaur ullage rocket design flaw prevented it from restarting.
1964-12-22
19:15
Atlas F 111F VAFB 576-E ICBM test Suborbital Success

1965[edit]

Date/Time
(UTC)
Rocket S/N Launch Site Payload Function Orbit Outcome Remarks
1965-01-08
18:59
Atlas F 106F VAFB 576-G ICBM test Suborbital Success Final Atlas ICBM test
1965-01-12
18:59
Atlas D 166D VAFB 576-B1 NTMP RMV-302 Nike/Zeus target missile test Suborbital Success
1965-01-21
20:09
Atlas D-OV1 172D VAFB LC-576B-3 OV1-1 Technology test LEO (target) Failure PU valve set wrong, high fuel consumption led to premature sustainer cutoff; satellite deployment failed.
1965-01-23
20:09
Atlas-Agena D SLV-3 7106 VAFB SLC-4W KH-7 Gambit 4015 Optical reconnaissance LEO Success
1965-02-17
17:05
Atlas-Agena B LV-3 196D CCAFS LC-12 Ranger 8 Lunar impact probe HEO Success
1965-02-27
11:11
Atlas D 211D VAFB 576-A1 ABRES LORV-4 Reentry vehicle test Suborbital Success
1965-03-02
09:52
Atlas D 301D VAFB 576-A3 NTMP RMV-301 Nike/Zeus target missile test Suborbital Success
1965-03-02
13:25
Atlas-Centaur-C LV-3C AC-5 CCAFS LC-36A Surveyor SD-1 Test flight vehicle MEO (target) Failure Booster fuel prevalves accidentally closed at T+2 seconds, causing loss of booster engine thrust. Vehicle fell back onto the pad and exploded.
1965-03-12
19:25
Atlas-Agena D SLV-3 7104 VAFB SLC-4W KH-7 Gambit 4016 Optical reconnaissance LEO Success
1965-03-12
23:21
Atlas D 154D VAFB 576-A3 ABRES MTV-2 Reentry vehicle test Suborbital Success
1965-03-21
21:37
Atlas-Agena B LV-3 204D CCAFS LC-12 Ranger 9 Lunar impact probe HEO Success
1965-03-26
09:01
Atlas D 297D VAFB 576-A1 ABRES LORV-7 Reentry vehicle test Suborbital Success
1965-04-03
21:25
Atlas-Agena D SLV-3 7401 VAFB SLC-4E SNAPSHOT Technology testing LEO Success First and only nuclear reactor powered American satellite.
1965-04-06
13:34
Atlas D 150D VAFB 576-B1 ABRES WAC-4 Reentry vehicle test Suborbital Success
1965-04-28
20:17
Atlas-Agena D SLV-3 7107 VAFB SLC-4E KH-7 Gambit 4017 Optical reconnaissance LEO Success
1965-05-22
13:34
Atlas D 264D CCAS LC-12 FIRE 2 Apollo heat shield test Suborbital Success
1965-05-27
19:30
Atlas-Agena D SLV-3 7108 VAFB SLC-4E KH-7 Gambit 4018 Optical reconnaissance LEO Success
1965-05-28
02:54
Atlas D-OV1 68D VAFB LC-576B-3 OV1-3 Technology test LEO (target) Failure LOX leak caused loss of booster engine thrust and thrust section explosion T+128 seconds. Vehicle self-destructed T+210 seconds.
1965-06-03
10:38
Atlas D 177D VAFB 576-B2 NTMP RMV-304 Nike/Zeus target missile test Suborbital Success
1965-06-08
16:17
Atlas D 299D VAFB 576-A1 ABRES LORV-6 Reentry vehicle test Suborbital Success
1965-06-10
12:26
Atlas D 302D VAFB 576-A3 NTMP RMV-303 Nike/Zeus target missile test Suborbital Success
1965-06-25
19:30
Atlas-Agena D SLV-3 7109 VAFB SLC-4E KH-7 Gambit 4019 Optical reconnaissance LEO Success
1965-07-01
09:54
Atlas D 59D VAFB 576-B1 NTMP KX-32 Nike/Zeus target missile test Suborbital Success
1965-07-12
19:00
Atlas-Agena D SLV-3 7112 VAFB SLC-4E KH-7 Gambit 4020 Optical reconnaissance LEO (target) Failure Programmer accidentally commanded sustainer shutdown at BECO.
1965-07-20
08:27
Atlas-Agena D LV-3 225D CCAFS LC-13 Vela 3A/3B Nuclear strike detection HEO Success One vernier engine failed to start, slightly low orbit did not preclude successful completion of the mission.
1965-08-03
19:12
Atlas-Agena D SLV-3 7111 VAFB SLC-4E KH-7 Gambit 4021 Optical reconnaissance LEO Success
1965-08-04
12:43
Atlas D 183D VAFB 576-B1 ABRES WAC-5 Reentry vehicle test Suborbital Success
1965-08-05
12:41
Atlas F 147F VAFB 576-A2 ABRES LORV-2A Reentry vehicle test Suborbital Success
1965-08-11
14:31
Atlas-Centaur-D LV-3C AC-6 CCAFS LC-36B Surveyor SD-2 Test flight vehicle HEO Success
1965-08-26
11:20
Atlas D 61D VAFB 576-B2 NTMP KX-41 Nike/Zeus target missile test Suborbital Success
1965-09-29
10:40
Atlas D 125D VAFB 576-B1 NTMP KX-45 Nike/Zeus target missile test Suborbital Success
1965-09-30
19:20
Atlas-Agena D SLV-3 7110 VAFB SLC-4E KH-7 Gambit 4022 Optical reconnaissance LEO Success
1965-10-05
09:07
Atlas D-OV1 34D VAFB LC-576B-3 OV1-2 Technology test LEO Success
1965-10-25
15:00
Atlas-Agena D SLV-3 5301 CCAFS LC-14 GATV 5002 Docking target vehicle LEO (target) Failure Agena engine exploded at ignition. Was to be used as the docking target for Gemini 6.
1965-11-08
19:26
Atlas-Agena D SLV-3 7113 VAFB SLC-4E KH-7 Gambit 4023 Optical reconnaissance LEO Success
1965-11-29
11:20
Atlas D 200D VAFB 576-A1 NTMP KX-33/SSP-27 Nike/Zeus target missile test Suborbital Success
1965-12-20
13:39
Atlas D 85D VAFB 576-B2 NTMP KX-31 Nike/Zeus target missile test Suborbital Success

1966[edit]

Date/Time
(UTC)
Rocket S/N Launch Site Payload Function Orbit Outcome Remarks
1966-01-19
20:10
Atlas-Agena D SLV-3 7114 VAFB SLC-4E KH-7 Gambit 4024 Optical reconnaissance LEO Success
1966-02-10
15:34
Atlas D 305D VAFB 576-A1 NTMP KX-38 Nike-Zeus target missile test Suborbital Success
1966-02-10
13:04
Atlas D 86D VAFB 576-B2 NTMP KX-51 Nike-Zeus target missile test Suborbital Success
1966-02-15
13:04
Atlas-Agena D SLV-3 7115 VAFB SLC-4E KH-7 Gambit 4025 Optical reconnaissance LEO Success
1966-02-19
09:56
Atlas D 73D VAFB 576-B1 NTMP KX-47 Nike-Zeus target missile test Suborbital Success
1966-03-03
12:29
Atlas D 303D VAFB 576-A1 NTMP KX-35 Nike-Zeus target missile test Suborbital Failure Sustainer hydraulic system lost pressure at booster jettison, followed by missile tumbling and propulsion system shutdown
1966-03-16
15:00
Atlas-Agena D SLV-3 5302 CCAFS LC-14 GATV 5003 Docking target vehicle LEO Success Used as the docking target for Gemini 8.
1966-03-18
20:30
Atlas-Agena D SLV-3 7116 VAFB SLC-4E KH-7 Gambit 4026 Optical reconnaissance LEO Success
1966-03-19
09:56
Atlas D 304D VAFB 576-A1 NTMP KX-43 Nike-Zeus target missile test Suborbital Partial failure Sustainer fuel valve failed to close at SECO. Residual thrust caused target missile to overshoot the target point.
1966-03-30
09:20
Atlas D-OV1 72D VAFB LC-576B-3 OV1-4/OV1-5 Technology test LEO Success
1966-04-08
01:00
Atlas-Centaur-D LV-3C AC-8 CCAFS LC-36B Surveyor SD-3 Test flight vehicle HEO (target) / LEO (actual) Partial failure Centaur stage ran out of ullage propellant before restarting.
1966-04-08
19:35
Atlas-Agena D SLV-3 5001 CCAFS LC-12 OAO-1 High energy astronomy research LEO Success Spacecraft failed shortly after launch.
1966-04-19
19:12
Atlas-Agena D SLV-3 7117 VAFB SLC-4E KH-7 Gambit 4027 Optical reconnaissance LEO Success
1966-05-03
10:30
Atlas D 208D VAFB 576-A1 NTMP KX-37 Nike-Zeus target missile test Suborbital Failure Sustainer shut down prematurely due to high thrust section temperatures.
1966-05-13
11:43
Atlas D 98D VAFB 576-B1 ABRES WAC-5A Reentry vehicle test Suborbital Success
1966-05-14
18:30
Atlas-Agena D SLV-3 7118 VAFB SLC-4E KH-7 Gambit 4028 Optical reconnaissance LEO Success
1966-05-17
15:15
Atlas-Agena D SLV-3 5303 CCAFS LC-14 GATV 5004 Docking target vehicle LEO (target) Failure Programmer servo-amplifier failure due to either cryo leakage or pinched wiring results in unplanned pitch-over just before BECO. Vehicle fell into the Atlantic Ocean. Was to be used as the docking target for Gemini 9.
1966-05-26
12:04
Atlas D 41D VAFB 576-B2 NTMP KX-47 Nike-Zeus target missile test Suborbital Success
1966-05-30
14:41
Atlas-Centaur-D LV-3C AC-10 CCAFS LC-36A Surveyor 1 Lunar lander HEO Success First American lander to soft-land on the Moon.
1966-06-01
15:00
Atlas SLV-3 5304 CCAFS LC-14 ATDA Docking target vehicle LEO Success Used as the docking target for Gemini 9, but docking not attempted as the booster shroud failed to separate from the ATDA.
1966-06-03
19:25
Atlas-Agena D SLV-3 7119 VAFB SLC-4E KH-7 Gambit 4029 Optical reconnaissance LEO Success
1966-06-07
02:48
Atlas-Agena B SLV-3 5601 CCAFS LC-12 OGO-3 Magnetosphere research HEO Success
1966-06-09
20:15
Atlas-Agena D SLV-3 7201 VAFB SLC-3E Midas 10 Missile warning MEO Partial failure Agena restart burn failed
1966-06-10
11:15
Atlas D 96D VAFB 576-B1 NTMP KX-42 Nike-Zeus target missile test Suborbital Success
1966-06-26
15:34
Atlas D 147D VAFB 576-B2 NTMP KX-20 Nike-Zeus target missile test Suborbital Success
1966-06-30
10:00
Atlas D 298D VAFB 576-A1 NTMP KX-39 Nike-Zeus target missile test Suborbital Success
1966-07-12
17:57
Atlas-Agena D SLV-3 7120 VAFB SLC-4E KH-7 Gambit 4030 Optical reconnaissance LEO Success
1966-07-14
02:10
Atlas D-OV1 58D VAFB LC-576B-3 OV1-7/OV1-8 Technology test LEO Partial failure Satellite kick motor failed
1966-07-18
20:39
Atlas-Agena D SLV-3 5305 CCAFS LC-14 GATV 5005 Docking target vehicle LEO Success Used as the docking target for Gemini 10.
1966-08-08
17:47
Atlas F 149F VAFB 576-A2 ABRES MBRV-1 Reentry vehicle test Suborbital Failure Fuel line obstruction causes early sustainer shutdown and no R/V separation
1966-08-10
19:26
Atlas-Agena D SLV-3 5801 CCAFS LC-13 Lunar Orbiter 1 Lunar orbiter HEO Success
1966-08-16
18:30
Atlas-Agena D SLV-3 7121 VAFB SLC-4E KH-7 Gambit 4031 Optical reconnaissance LEO Success
1966-08-19
19:30
Atlas-Agena D SLV-3 7202 VAFB SLC-3E Midas 11 Missile warning MEO Success
1966-09-12
13:05
Atlas-Agena D SLV-3 5306 CCAFS LC-14 GATV 5006 Docking target vehicle LEO Success Used as the docking target for Gemini 11.
1966-09-16
17:59
Atlas-Agena D SLV-3 7123 VAFB SLC-4E KH-7 Gambit 4032 Optical reconnaissance LEO Success
1966-09-20
12:32
Atlas-Centaur-D LV-3C AC-7 CCAFS LC-36A Surveyor 2 Lunar lander HEO Success Spacecraft failed en route to the Moon.
1966-10-05
22:00
Atlas-Agena D SLV-3 7203 VAFB SLC-3E Midas 12 Missile warning MEO Success
1966-10-11
19:59
Atlas F 115F VAFB OSTF 576-A2 ABRES SBGRV-1 Reentry vehicle test Suborbital Failure Fuel prevalve failure resulted in B-1 engine shutdown. Missile self-destructed T+88 seconds.
1966-10-12
19:15
Atlas-Agena D SLV-3 7122 VAFB SLC-4E KH-7 Gambit 4033 Optical reconnaissance LEO Success
1966-10-26
11:12
Atlas-Centaur-D LV-3C AC-9 CCAFS LC-36B Surveyor SD-4 Test flight vehicle HEO Success Performed first ever liquid hydrogen rocket engine restart in space.
1966-11-02
20:23
Atlas-Agena D SLV-3 7124 VAFB SLC-4E KH-7 Gambit 4034 Optical reconnaissance LEO Success
1966-11-06
23:21
Atlas-Agena D SLV-3 5802 CCAFS LC-13 Lunar Orbiter 2 Lunar orbiter HEO Success
1966-11-11
19:08
Atlas-Agena D SLV-3 5307 CCAFS LC-14 GATV 5001 Docking target vehicle LEO Success Used as the docking target for Gemini 12.
1966-12-05
21:09
Atlas-Agena D SLV-3 7125 VAFB SLC-4E KH-7 Gambit 4035 Optical reconnaissance LEO Success
1966-12-07
02:12
Atlas-Agena D SLV-3 5101 CCAFS LC-12 ATS-1 Communication/Meteorology GEO Success
1966-12-11
21:10
Atlas D-OV1 89D VAFB 576-B3 OV1-9/OV1-10 Technology test LEO Success
1966-12-21
22:15
Atlas SLV-3 7001 VAFB SLC-3E PRIME Technology test Suborbital Success

1967[edit]

Date/Time
(UTC)
Rocket S/N Launch Site Payload Function Orbit Outcome Remarks
1967-01-18
01:34
Atlas F 148F VAFB 576 A2 ABRES TVX-13 Reentry vehicle test Suborbital Success
1967-01-22
15:44
Atlas D 35D VAFB 576 B2 ABRES MK-12R Reentry vehicle test Suborbital Success
1967-02-02
20:00
Atlas-Agena D SLV-3 7126 VAFB SLC-4E KH-7 Gambit 4036 Optical reconnaissance LEO Success
1967-02-05
01:17
Atlas-Agena D SLV-3 5803 CCAFS LC-13 Lunar Orbiter 3 Lunar orbiter HEO Success
1967-02-13
22:00
Atlas F 121F VAFB 576 A3 ABRES TX-22 Reentry vehicle test Suborbital Success
1967-03-05
23:05
Atlas SLV-3 7002 VAFB SLC-3E PRIME Technology test Suborbital Success
1967-03-16
17:56
Atlas F 151F VAFB 576 A2 ABRES MBRV-2 Reentry vehicle test Suborbital Success
1967-04-06
03:23
Atlas-Agena D SLV-3 5102 CCAFS LC-12 ATS-2 Communication/Meteorology GEO Partial failure Agena stage failed to re-ignite.
1967-04-07
111:19
Atlas D 38D VAFB 576 B2 ABRES AX-1 Reentry vehicle test Suborbital Success
1967-04-07
07:05
Atlas-Centaur-D LV-3C AC-12 CCAFS LC-36B Surveyor 3 Lunar lander HEO Success
1967-04-20
01:35
Atlas SLV-3 7003 VAFB SLC-3E PRIME Technology test Suborbital Success
1967-05-04
22:25
Atlas-Agena D SLV-3 5804 CCAFS LC-13 Lunar Orbiter 4 Lunar orbiter HEO Success
1967-05-19
22:00
Atlas F 119F VAFB 576 A1 ABRES SBGRV-2 Reentry vehicle test Suborbital Partial failure Static discharge ignited the Atlas's RSO charges at reentry vehicle separation.
1967-05-22
18:30
Atlas-Agena D SLV-3 7127 VAFB SLC-4E KH-7 Gambit 4037 Optical reconnaissance LEO Success
1967-06-04
18:07
Atlas-Agena D SLV-3 7128 VAFB SLC-4E KH-7 Gambit 4038 Optical reconnaissance LEO Success
1967-06-22
10:23
Atlas-F/Trident 122F VAFB 576 A3 ABRES RMP-B-1 Rentry vehicle test Suborbital Success
1967-06-14
06:01
Atlas-Agena D SLV-3 5401 CCAFS LC-12 Mariner 5 Venus flyby probe IPT Success
1967-07-06
11:19
Atlas D 65D VAFB 576 B2 ABRES PDV Reentry vehicle test Suborbital Success
1967-07-14
11:53
Atlas-Centaur-D LV-3C AC-11 CCAFS LC-36A Surveyor 4 Lunar lander HEO Success Spacecraft crash landed on the Moon.
1967-07-22
unknown
Atlas-F/Trident 114F VAFB 576 A3 ABRES RMP-B-2 Rentry vehicle test Suborbital Success
1967-07-27
19:00
Atlas D-OV1 92D VAFB LC-576B-3 OV1-11/OV1-12/OV1-86 Technology test LEO Failure OV1-11 kick motor failed.
1967-07-29
08:48
Atlas F 150F VAFB 576 A1 ABRES MBRV-3 Reentry vehicle test Suborbital Success
1967-08-01
22:33
Atlas-Agena D SLV-3 5805 CCAFS LC-13 Lunar Orbiter 5 Lunar orbiter HEO Success
1967-09-08
07:57
Atlas-Centaur-D SLV-3C AC-13 CCAFS LC-36B Surveyor 5 Lunar lander HEO Success
1967-10-11
11:30
Atlas D 69D VAFB 576 B3 ABRES MBRV-3 Reentry vehicle test Suborbital Success
1967-10-14
22:00
Atlas F 118F VAFB 576 A2 ABRES MBRV-4 Reentry vehicle test Suborbital Success
1967-10-27
unknown
Atlas-F/Trident 81F VAFB 576 A3 ABRES RMP-B-3 Rentry vehicle test Suborbital Failure Ruptured ducting in booster hydraulic system results in loss of control. Vehicle self-destructed T+37 seconds.
1967-11-05
23:37
Atlas-Agena D SLV-3 5103 CCAFS LC-12 ATS-3 Communication/Meteorology GEO Success
1967-11-07
07:39
Atlas-Centaur-D SLV-3C AC-14 CCAFS LC-36B Surveyor 6 Lunar lander HEO Success
1967-11-07
13:17
Atlas D 94D VAFB 576 B2 ABRES Mk-11 AX-2 Reentry vehicle test Suborbital Success
1967-11-10
12:20
Atlas F 113F VAFB 576 A1 ABRES BGRV-1 Reentry vehicle test Suborbital Success
1967-12-21
unknown
Atlas-F/Trident 117F VAFB 576 A3 ABRES RMP-B-4 Rentry vehicle test Suborbital Success

1968[edit]

Date/Time
(UTC)
Rocket S/N Launch Site Payload Function Orbit Outcome Remarks
1968-01-07
06:30
Atlas-Centaur-D SLV-3C AC-15 CCAFS LC-36A Surveyor 7 Lunar lander HEO Success
1968-01-31
05:29
Atlas-F/Trident 94F VAFB 576 A3 ABRES RMP-B-5 BMRS BRV for Target 21 (Rentry vehicle test) Suborbital Success
1968-02-26
12:20
Atlas F 116F VAFB 576 A1 ABRES BGRV-2 Reentry vehicle test Suborbital Success
1968-03-04
13:06
Atlas-Agena D SLV-3A 5602A CCAFS LC-13 OGO-5 Magnetosphere research HEO Success
1968-03-06
22:00
Atlas E 74E VAFB 576-A3 ABRES RMP-B7 Reentry vehicle test Suborbital Success
1968-04-06
09:59
Atlas F-OV1 107F VAFB LC-576A-2 OV1-13/OV1-14 Technology test LEO Success
1968-04-18
22:00
Atlas E 77E VAFB 576-A1 ABRES RVTO-1A-1 Reentry vehicle test Suborbital Success
1968-04-27
22:00
Atlas E/Trident 78E VAFB 576-A3 ABRES RBM-B8 Reentry vehicle test Suborbital Success
1968-05-03
12:20
Atlas F 95F VAFB 576 A2 ABRES Penaid TVX Reentry vehicle test Suborbital Failure Short in missile programmer results in no pitch program. RSO T+45 seconds.
1968-06-01
12:20
Atlas F 89F VAFB 576 A2 ABRES PDV Reentry vehicle test Suborbital Success
1968-06-29
00:01
Atlas F 32F VAFB 576 A1 ABRES RVTO-1A-2 Reentry vehicle test Suborbital Success
1968-07-11
19:30
Atlas F-OV1 75F VAFB LC-576A-2 OV1-15/OV1-16 Technology test LEO Success
1968-08-06
11:08
Atlas-Agena D SLV-3A 5501A CCAFS LC-13 Canyon 1 (AFP-827) ELINT HEO Success
1968-08-10
22:33
Atlas-Centaur-D SLV-3C AC-17 CCAFS LC-36A ATS-4 Communication/Meteorology GEO (target) Partial failure Centaur stage failed to restart due to oxidizer leak.
1968-08-16
20:57
Atlas-SLV3 Burner-2 7004 VAFB SLC-3E STP P68-1 Technology test LEO (target) Failure Payload fairing failed to separate.
1968-09-25
00:00
Atlas F/Trident 99F VAFB 576 A3 RMP-B 9 Reentry vehicle test Suborbital Success
1968-09-27
00:00
Atlas F 84F VAFB 576 A1 ABRES RVTO-1A-3 Reentry vehicle test Suborbital Success
1968-11-16
Atlas F/Trident 56F VAFB 576 A3 RMP-B-10 Reentry vehicle test Suborbital Failure Vernier solo accumulator malfunction during vernier solo phase
1968-11-24
00:01
Atlas F 60F VAFB 576 A1 ABRES RVTO-1A-4 Reentry vehicle test Suborbital Success
1968-12-07
08:40
Atlas-Centaur-D SLV-3C AC-16 CCAFS LC-36B OAO-2 High energy astronomy research LEO Success

1969[edit]

Date/Time
(UTC)
Rocket S/N Launch Site Payload Function Orbit Outcome Remarks
1969-01-16
00:00
Atlas F/Trident 70F VAFB 576 A3 RMP-B 11 Reentry vehicle test Suborbital Success
1969-02-25
01:29
Atlas-Centaur-D SLV-3C AC-20 CCAFS LC-36B Mariner 6 Mars flyby probe IPT Success
1969-03-18
07:47
Atlas F-OV1 104F VAFB LC-576A-2 OV1-17/OV1-18/OV1-19 Technology test LEO Success
1969-03-27
22:22
Atlas-Centaur-D SLV-3C AC-19 CCAFS LC-36A Mariner 7 Mars flyby probe IPT Success
1969-04-13
02:30
Atlas-Agena D SLV-3A 5502A CCAFS LC-13 Canyon 2 (AFP-827) ELINT HEO Success
1969-08-12
11:01
Atlas-Centaur-D SLV-3C AC-18 CCAFS LC-36A ATS-5 Communication/Meteorology GEO Success
1969-08-20
00:00
Atlas F 112F VAFB 576 A1 ABRES RVTO-1A-5 Reentry vehicle test Suborbital Success
1969-09-16
00:00
Atlas F/Trident 100F VAFB 576 A3 RMP-B 12 Reentry vehicle test Suborbital Success
1969-10-10
00:00
Atlas F/Trident 98F VAFB 576 A3 RMP-B-13 Reentry vehicle test Suborbital Failure Loss of sustainer turbopump lubricant and failure of hydraulic rise-off disconnect resulted in sustainer shutdown T+65 seconds. Missile tumbled following BECO.
1969-12-03
00:00
Atlas F 44F VAFB 576 A1 ABRES RVTO-1A-6 Reentry vehicle test Suborbital Success
1969-12-12
00:00
Atlas F/Trident 93F VAFB 576 A3 RMP-B 14 Reentry vehicle test Suborbital Success

References[edit]

  • McDowell, Jonathan. "Atlas". Orbital and Suborbital launch database. Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 2012-01-25.
  • Wade, Mark. "Atlas". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Retrieved 2012-01-25.

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