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Atlas Able

Atlas-C Able (Pioneer P1) [USAF]

Atlas-D Able (Pioneer P30) [USAF]

Version Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3
Atlas-C Able Atlas-C Able / AJ10-101A X-248 (Altair)
Atlas-D Able Atlas-D / MA-5 Able / AJ10-101A X-248 (Altair)
Performance (kg) LEO LPEO SSO GTO GEO MolO IP
Atlas-C Able - - 250 - 170
Atlas-D Able - - 250 - 170
Nr  TNr    Vehicle                           Serial         Date          LS           Payload

 --   1    Atlas-C Able                      9C             24.09.1959 F% CC LC-12       Pioneer (5a) (P 1)
 38   1    Atlas-D Able                      20D            26.11.1959 F  CC LC-14       Pioneer (5b) (P 3)
 64   2    Atlas-D Able                      80D            25.09.1960 F  CC LC-12       Pioneer (6a) (P 30)
 73   3    Atlas-D Able                      91D            15.12.1960 F  CC LC-12       Pioneer (6b) (P 31)


Failures:

Flight 0:   Failed during static firing
Flight 1:   Payload shroud failed after 45 sec
Flight 2:   Stage 2 exploded
Flight 3:   Atlas exploded after 70 sec


Launch sites:

CC  = Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Eastern Test Range, Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA USA

F	Failure