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P-3

Atlas-Able

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Failure

Mission

P-3

Type: Lunar Exploration

The Pioneer P-1, -3, -30 and -31 series was intended to be a lunar orbiter probe, but the mission failed shortly after launch. The objectives were to place a highly instrumented probe in lunar orbit, to investigate the environment between the Earth and Moon, and to develop technology for controlling and maneuvering spacecraft from Earth.

Location

Launch Complex 14

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

847 rockets have launched from Cape Canaveral, FL, USA.

Launch Complex 14, Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Rocket

Atlas-Able – Convair

Family: Atlas
Length: 35 m
Diameter: 3.05 m
Launch Mass: 120 T

The Atlas-Able was manufactured by Convair with the first launch on 1959-11-26. Atlas-Able has 0 successful launches and 3 failed launches with a total of 3 launches. The Atlas-Able was an American expendable launch system derived from the SM-65 Atlas missile. It was a member of the Atlas family of rockets, and was used to launch several Pioneer spacecraft towards the Moon. Of the five Atlas-Able rockets built, two failed during static firings, and the other three failed to reach orbit.

Agency

United States Air Force

Type: Government
Abbreviation: USAF

Country: USA

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