LJ-2

Overview

Destination: Suborbital
Mission: Test Flight

Suborbital Launch Area 1 Wallops Island, Virginia, USA

The Little Joe 2 was a suborbital test flight of the Mercury space capsule, carrying the rhesus monkey Sam close to the edge of space. He was sent to test the space equipment and the adverse effects of space on humans.

Little Joe

Family: Little Joe
Configuration:

Little Joe was a solid-fueled booster rocket used by NASA for eight launches from 1959-1960 from Wallops Island, Virginia to test the launch escape system and heat shield for Project Mercury capsules.

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

North American Aviation

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Founded: 1928 Successes: 15 Failures: 6 Pending: 0

Agency Type: Commercial

North American Aviation (NAA) was a major American aerospace manufacturer, responsible for a number of historic aircraft, including the T-6 Texan trainer, the P-51 Mustang fighter, the B-25 Mitchell bomber, the F-86 Sabre jet fighter, the X-15 rocket plane, and the XB-70, as well as Apollo command and service module, the second stage of the Saturn V rocket, the Space Shuttle orbiter and the B-1 Lancer.

WIKI

Wallops Island, Virginia, USA

Launch Area 1


Ariane 5 ECA+
Success
1 day, 17 hours ago
SES-17 & Syracuse 4A
Ariane Launch Area 3 - Kourou, French Guiana

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Long March 3
Success
1 day, 18 hours ago
Shijian 21
Launch Complex 2 (LC-2) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Chinese payload launching on trajectory consistent with geostationary transfer target orbit, official purpose declared as "validation of on orbit spa…


Nuri
Failure
4 days, 12 hours ago
Flight Test
LC-2 - Naro Space Center, South Korea

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Atlas V 401
Success
1 week, 2 days ago
Lucy
Space Launch Complex 41 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

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Long March 2
Success
1 week, 3 days ago
Shenzhou 13
Launch Area 4 (SLS-1 / 921) - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

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Long March 2D
Success
1 week, 4 days ago
Xihe (CHASE)
Launch Complex 9 - Taiyuan, People's Republic of China

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Soyuz 2.1b
Success
1 week, 4 days ago
OneWeb 11
Cosmodrome Site 1S - Vostochny Cosmodrome, Siberia, Russian Federation

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New Shepard
Success
1 week, 5 days ago
NS-18
West Texas Suborbital Launch Site/ Corn Ranch - Corn Ranch, USA

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Soyuz 2.1a
Success
2 weeks, 6 days ago
Soyuz MS-19
31/6 - Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

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Atlas V 401
Success
4 weeks ago
Landsat 9
Space Launch Complex 3E - Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

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