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Mercury Capsule
Part of Mercury Family
American manned spacecraft module. 18 launches, 1960.01.21 (Mercury LJ-1B) to 1963.05.15 (Mercury MA-9). Reentry capsule.

AKA: Capsule. Status: Operational 1960. Gross mass: 1,118 kg (2,464 lb). Unfuelled mass: 1,104 kg (2,434 lb). Height: 3.51 m (11.51 ft). Diameter: 1.89 m (6.20 ft).

Crew Size: 1. Habitable Volume: 1.70 m3. Structure: 340 kg (740 lb). Heat shield: 272 kg (599 lb). Reaction Control System: 40 kg (88 lb). Recovery Equipment: 60 kg (132 lb). Navigation Equipment: 40 kg (88 lb). Telemetry Equipment: 50 kg (110 lb). Electrical Equipment: 80 kg (176 lb). Communications Systems: 20 kg (44 lb). Crew Seats and Provisions: 80 kg (176 lb). Crew: 72 kg (158 lb). Environmental Control System: 50 kg (110 lb). RCS Coarse No x Thrust: 6 x 107 N. RCS Fine No x Thrust: 6 x 5 N. RCS specific impulse: 220 sec. RCS total impulse: 30 kgf-sec. Electric System: 12.96 kWh. Electric System: 0.54 average kW.



Family: Manned spacecraft module. Country: USA. Spacecraft: Mercury.

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