Redstone MRLV | Mercury-Redstone BD

Redstone MRLV | Mercury-Redstone BD

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 5
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research. NASA have many launch facilities but most are inactive. The most commonly used pad will be LC-39B at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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Mercury-Redstone BD

Mercury-Redstone BD was an uncrewed booster development flight in the U.S. Mercury program. It was launched on March 24, 1961 from Launch Complex 5 at Cape Canaveral, Florida. The mission used a boilerplate Mercury spacecraft and Redstone MRLV-5.

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Redstone MRLV


Height 25.41 Meters

Max Stages 1

Mass To GTO 0 kg

Liftoff Thrust 0 kN

Diameter 1.78 Meters

Mass To LEO 0 kg

Liftoff Mass 30 Tonnes


Launch Success 5

Consecutive Success 5

Maiden Flight 1960-11-21

Launch Failures 1


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Mercury

Project Mercury was the first human spaceflight program of the United States, running from 1958 through 1963.

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