SM-65 Atlas

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The SM-65 Atlas was a U.S. missile designed by the Air Force Ballistic Missile Division and built by the Convair Division of General Dynamics. It was the first United States first Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) capable of boosting a nuclear warhead to any target on earth.

After its military use ended in 1965, the Atlas became the foundation for a family of successful space launch vehicles now built by United Launch Alliance. The Atlas rocket family is today used as a launch platform for commercial and military satellites, and other space vehicles.

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The Atlas was a "1.5 stage", liquid-fueled (LOX and RP-1) rocket, with two gimbaled 1,200 hp vernier guidance motors[1] and three engines producing 1,590 kN of thrust.

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