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Atlas LV-3B / Mercury
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Atlas D Mercury
Atlas D Mercury
Credit: © Thomas Kladiva - Thomas Kladiva
American orbital launch vehicle. Atlas D modified for use in Project Mercury.

Status: Out of production. First Launch: 1961-04-25. Last Launch: 1963-05-15. Number: 10 . Payload: 1,360 kg (2,990 lb). Thrust: 1,587.19 kN (356,815 lbf). Gross mass: 116,100 kg (255,900 lb). Height: 25.00 m (82.00 ft). Diameter: 3.05 m (10.00 ft). Apogee: 185 km (114 mi).

LEO Payload: 1,360 kg (2,990 lb) to a 185 km orbit at 28.00 degrees.

Stage Data - Atlas LV-3B / Mercury

  • Stage 0. 1 x Atlas MA-2. Gross Mass: 3,050 kg (6,720 lb). Empty Mass: 3,050 kg (6,720 lb). Thrust (vac): 1,517.422 kN (341,130 lbf). Isp: 282 sec. Burn time: 135 sec. Isp(sl): 248 sec. Diameter: 4.90 m (16.00 ft). Span: 4.90 m (16.00 ft). Length: 0.0000 m ( ft). Propellants: Lox/Kerosene. No Engines: 2. Engine: XLR-89-5. Status: Out of Production.
  • Stage 1. 1 x Atlas D. Gross Mass: 113,050 kg (249,230 lb). Empty Mass: 2,347 kg (5,174 lb). Thrust (vac): 363.218 kN (81,655 lbf). Isp: 309 sec. Burn time: 303 sec. Isp(sl): 215 sec. Diameter: 3.05 m (10.00 ft). Span: 4.90 m (16.00 ft). Length: 21.20 m (69.50 ft). Propellants: Lox/Kerosene. No Engines: 1. Engine: XLR-105-5. Status: Out of Production.


More at: Atlas LV-3B / Mercury.

Family: orbital launch vehicle. Country: USA. Engines: XLR105-5, XLR89-5. Spacecraft: Mercury. Stages: Atlas MA-2, Atlas D stage. Agency: Convair.
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Atlas A/B/DAtlas A/B/D
Test missiles Atlas A and Atlas B; Atlas D-Mercury
Credit: © Mark Wade


Atlas D Mercury BWAtlas D Mercury BW
Credit: NASA


Atlas DAtlas D
Credit: © Mark Wade


Atlas D MercuryAtlas D Mercury
Credit: NASA


Mercury Atlas 9Mercury Atlas 9
Credit: NASA


Mercury Atlas 5Mercury Atlas 5
Credit: NASA



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