A-004

Overview

Destination: Suborbital
Mission: Test Flight

Suborbital Launch Complex 36 White Sands Missile Range

A-004 was the sixth and final test of the Apollo launch escape vehicle and the first flight of a Block I production-type Apollo Command/Service Module.

Little Joe II

Family: Little Joe
Configuration: II

American rocket used from 1963 to 1966 for five uncrewed suborbital tests of the Apollo spacecraft launch escape system and of the command module parachute recovery system in abort mode.

Specifications
  • Stages
    1
  • Length
    26.2 m
  • Diameter
    3.9 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
  • Thrust
Family
  • Name
    Little Joe II
  • Family
    Little Joe
  • Variant
    II
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Little Joe II
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Apollo CSM-002


In-active Human Rated Unmanned Crew Capacity: 3 Payload Capacity: 1050 kg
Destination: Suborbital
Serial Number: CSM-002

Apollo CSM used for the A-004 suborbital test flight.

Apollo Command/Service Module Details

Convair

Convair

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Founded: 1943 Successes: 1 Failures: 0 Pending: 0

Agency Type: Commercial

Convair, previously Consolidated Vultee, was an American aircraft manufacturing company that later expanded into rockets and spacecraft. The company was formed in 1943 by the merger of Consolidated Aircraft and Vultee Aircraft. In 1953 it was purchased by General Dynamics, and operated as their Convair Division for most of its corporate history.

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White Sands Missile Range

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