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Mercury Scout 1

NSSDCA ID: MERCS1
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Description

This Mercury Scout (MS-1) spacecraft was to perform an orbital test of the Mercury Tracking System. The first stage exploded 26 seconds after liftoff. The other 3 stages were then destroyed by the Range Safety Officer 44 seconds after launch.

Alternate Names

    Facts in Brief

    Launch Date: 1961-11-01
    Launch Vehicle: Scout
    Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States
    Mass: 67.5 kg

    Funding Agency

    • NASA-Office of Manned Space Flight (United States)

    Discipline

    • Engineering

    Additional Information

    Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Dr. Edwin V. Bell, II

     

    Personnel

    NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail

    Selected References

    • Grimwood, J. M., Project Mercury: A chronology, NASA, SP-4001, Wash., D.C., 1963.

    Other Sources of MS 1 Information/Data

    MS-1 information (NASA KSC)

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