[1963-05-15] Atlas LV-3B | Mercury-Atlas 9

Date di riferimento

Data di lancio NET 1963-05-15T13:04:13Z
Finestra di lancio ISTANTANEA

Status attuale

Stato attuale SUCCESSO
Data e ora CONFERMATE
Probabilità n.d.

Missioni

Missione Tipo Orbita
Mercury-Atlas 9 Esplorazione Umana Orbita bassa terrestre

Lanciatore

Vettore Atlas LV-3B 1
Fabbricante National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Fornitore servizi di lancio National Aeronautics and Space Administration (USA) 1 2
Esordio 1960-07-29
Numero stadi 1
Dimensioni altezza: 28,70 m, diametro: 3,00 m
Peso al lancio 120 t
Spinta al decollo 1.300 kN
Capacità di carico LEO: 1.360 kg, GTO: - kg

Stadi e booster

Dati non disponibili.

Veicolo spaziale

Destinazione Orbita bassa terrestre
Veicolo Mercury No.20 12
Modello Mercury
Volo di esordio 1961-05-05
Seriale 20
Dimensioni altezza 3,30 m, diametro 1,80 m
Equipaggio Fino a 1 persone
Capacità di carico - kg

Rampa di lancio

Nome Space Launch Complex 14 1 2
Località Cape Canaveral, FL, USA (USA)
Lanci totali 7

Equipaggio

Nome Affiliazione Ruolo ↑/↓
Gordon Cooper National Aeronautics and Space Administration Pilota
Gordon Cooper National Aeronautics and Space Administration Pilota

Ultimo aggiornamento: 2020-07-01T04:04 CEST via AstronautiBOT 4.3 beta
Fonte: SpaceLaunchNow API

Mercury-Atlas 9 was the final manned spaceflight of the United States’ Mercury program. It carried the Faith 7 spacecraft with astronaut Gordon Cooper to orbit where it completed 22 orbits seconds before reentry. The mission lasted for, 34 hours, 19 minutes & 49 seconds. This was the last time an American was launched to space on a solo orbital mission. The mission had several technical problems, the biggest which was a short-circuit in the bus bar serving the 250 volt main inverter causing the automatic stabilization and control system to stop working during the 21st orbit. In the end Cooper had to use lines he had drawn on the window and his wristwatch to correctly execute burns to safely re-enter the atmosphere.