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Gemini AM


American manned spacecraft module. 12 launches, 1964.04.08 (Gemini 1) to 1966.11.11 (Gemini 12).

Structure: 160 kg (350 lb). Reaction Control System: 200 kg (440 lb). RCS Coarse No x Thrust: 6 x 420 N. RCS specific imulse: 273 sec. Spacecraft delta v: 101 m/s (331 ft/sec).

AKA: Adapter Module.
Gross mass: 591 kg (1,302 lb).
Unfuelled mass: 491 kg (1,082 lb).
Height: 0.92 m (3.01 ft).
Diameter: 2.59 m (8.49 ft).
Specific impulse: 255 s.

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Associated Spacecraft
  • Gemini American manned spacecraft. 12 launches, 1964.04.08 (Gemini 1) to 1966.11.11 (Gemini 12). It was obvious to NASA that there was a big gap of three to four years between the last Mercury flight and the first scheduled Apollo flight. More...

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Associated Propellants
  • Solid Solid propellants have the fuel and oxidiser embedded in a rubbery matrix. They were developed to a high degree of perfection in the United States in the 1950's and 1960's. In Russia, development was slower, due to a lack of technical leadership in the area and rail handling problems. Solid propellants have the fuel and oxidiser embedded in a rubbery matrix. They were developed to a high degree of perfection in the United States in the 1950's and 1960's. In Russia, development was slower, due to a lack of technical leadership in the area and rail handling problems. More...

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