Saturn SA-2

Overview

Destination: Suborbital
Mission: Test Flight

Suborbital Launch Complex 34 Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Second test flight of the Saturn I launch vehicle. It carried an experiment for Project Highwater.

Saturn I

Family:
Configuration: I

The Saturn I was a rocket designed as the United States' first medium lift launch vehicle for up to 20,000-pound (9,100 kg) low Earth orbit payloads.

Specifications
  • Minimum Stage
    2
  • Max Stage
    3
  • Length
    55.0 m
  • Diameter
    6.6 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    6.6 m
  • Launch Mass
    510 T
  • Thrust
    6700 kN
Family
  • Name
    Saturn I
  • Family
  • Variant
    I
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Saturn I
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    9100 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Chrysler

Chrysler

(CHR)

Founded: 1950 Successes: 19 Failures: 4 Pending: 0

Agency Type: Commercial

In July 1959, NASA chose the Redstone missile as the basis for the Mercury-Redstone Launch Vehicle to be used for suborbital test flights of the Project Mercury spacecraft. Three unmanned MRLV launch attempts were made between November 1960 and March 1961, two of which were successful. The MRLV successfully launched the chimpanzee Ham, and astronauts Alan Shepard and Gus Grissom on three suborbital flights in January, May and July 1961, respectively.

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