Mercury-Scout 1

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Communications

Low Earth Orbit Launch Complex 18B Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Mercury-Scout 1, or MS-1, was a United States spacecraft intended to test tracking stations for Project Mercury flights. The launch of Mercury-Scout 1 on November 1, 1961 was unsuccessful, and the satellite failed to achieve orbit.

Blue Scout II

Family:
Configuration: II

The RM-90 Blue Scout II was an American sounding rocket and expendable launch system which was flown three times during 1961. It was used for two HETS test flights, and the launch of the Mercury-Scout 1 satellite for NASA. It was a member of the Scout family of rockets.

Specifications
  • Stages
    4
  • Length
    24.0 m
  • Diameter
    1.02 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    1.02 m
  • Launch Mass
    16 T
  • Thrust
    471 kN
Family
  • Name
    Blue Scout II
  • Family
  • Variant
    II
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Blue Scout II
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    30 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Vought

Vought

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Founded: 1917 Successes: 0 Failures: 0 Pending: 0

Agency Type:

Vought was the name of several related American aerospace firms. These have included, in the past, Lewis and Vought Corporation, Chance Vought, Vought-Sikorsky, LTV Aerospace (part of Ling-Temco-Vought), Vought Aircraft Companies, and Vought Aircraft Industries. The first incarnation of Vought was established by Chance M. Vought and Birdseye Lewis in 1917. In 1928, it was acquired by United Aircraft and Transport Corporation, which a few years later became United Aircraft Corporation; this was the first of many reorganizations and buyouts. During the 1920s and 1930s, Vought Aircraft and Chance Vought specialized in carrier-based aircraft for the United States Navy, by far its biggest customer. Chance Vought produced thousands of planes during World War II, including the F4U Corsair. Vought became independent again in 1954, and was purchased by Ling-Temco-Vought in 1961. The company designed and produced a variety of planes and missiles throughout the Cold War. Vought was sold from LTV and owned in various degrees by the Carlyle Group and Northrop Grumman in the early 1990s. It was then fully bought by Carlyle, renamed Vought Aircraft Industries, with headquarters in Dallas, Texas. In June 2010, the Carlyle Group sold Vought to the Triumph Group.

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