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P-31

Atlas-Able

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Failure

Mission

P-31

Type: Planetary Science

An intended lunar orbiter the vehicle was destroyed when the launch vehicle exploded due to a malfunction in the first stage.

Location

Launch Complex 12

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

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

Launch Complex 12, 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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