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Mercury-Scout 1

Blue Scout II

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Launch Status


Mercury-Scout 1

Type: Communications

Mercury-Scout 1, or MS-1, was a United States spacecraft intended to test tracking stations for Project Mercury flights. The launch of Mercury-Scout 1 on November 1, 1961 was unsuccessful, and the satellite failed to achieve orbit.


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Launch Complex 18B

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

880 rockets have launched from Cape Canaveral, FL, USA.

Launch Complex 18B, Cape Canaveral, FL, USA


Blue Scout II – Vought

  • Family: Blue Scout
  • Length: 24 m
  • Diameter: 1.02 m
  • Launch Mass: 16 T
  • Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 30 kg

The Blue Scout II was manufactured by Vought with the first launch on 1961-03-03. Blue Scout II has 0 successful launches and 1 failed launches with a total of 1 launches. The RM-90 Blue Scout II was an American sounding rocket and expendable launch system which was flown three times during 1961. It was used for two HETS test flights, and the launch of the Mercury-Scout 1 satellite for NASA. It was a member of the Scout family of rockets.


National Aeronautics and Space Administration – NASA

  • Type: Government
  • Abbreviation: NASA
  • Administration: Administrator: Bill Nelson
  • Founded: 1958
  • Launchers: Space Shuttle | SLS
  • Spacecraft: Orion
  • Country: USA

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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