LJ-5A

Overview

Destination: Suborbital
Mission: Test Flight

Suborbital Launch Area 1 Wallops Island, Virginia, USA

Uncrewed launch escape system test of the Mercury spacecraft, conducted as part of the U.S. Mercury program. It was an attempted re-test of the failed Little Joe 5 flight.

Little Joe

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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
  • Variant
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Little Joe
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Mercury No.14


In-active Human Rated Unmanned Crew Capacity: 1
Destination: Suborbital
Serial Number: 14

Mercury No.14 is the Mercury capsule used for the Little Joe 5A mission.

Mercury Details

North American Aviation

North American Aviation

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Founded: 1928 Successes: 0 Failures: 0 Pending: 0

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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

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