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Walker AFB Missile Site 579


Atlas launch complex.

Longitude: -105.0400 deg.
Latitude: 33.3550 deg.
First Launch: 1963.06.02.
Last Launch: 1964.03.09.
Number: 3 .

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Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Atlas F American intercontinental ballistic missile. 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 for over thirty years as space launch vehicles. More...

Associated Launch Sites
  • Walker AFB Operational US Atlas F (SMS 579) ICBM base, location of several fuelling accidents in 1963-1964. More...

Walker AFB Missile Site 579 Chronology


1963 June 2 - . 00:26 GMT - . Launch Site: Walker AFB. Launch Complex: Walker AFB Missile Site 579. Launch Pad: 579-1. LV Family: Atlas. Launch Vehicle: Atlas F. LV Configuration: Atlas F 77F.
  • Error mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 0 km ( mi).

1964 February 13 - . 18:11 GMT - . Launch Site: Walker AFB. Launch Complex: Walker AFB Missile Site 579. Launch Pad: 579-5. LV Family: Atlas. Launch Vehicle: Atlas F. LV Configuration: Atlas F 88F. FAILURE: Exploded during propellant loading..
  • Accident - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 0 km ( mi). Summary: Operational ICBM test at Walker AFB..

1964 March 9 - . 21:54 GMT - . Launch Site: Walker AFB. Launch Complex: Walker AFB Missile Site 579. Launch Pad: 579-2. LV Family: Atlas. Launch Vehicle: Atlas F. LV Configuration: Atlas F 90F. FAILURE: Exploded during propellant loading..
  • Accident - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 0 km ( mi). Summary: Operational ICBM test at Walker AFB..

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