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Mercury 16

Titan 401A Centaur

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Failure

Mission

Mercury 16

Type: Government/Top Secret

The Mercury (MC) series, although known to the public as ‘Advanced Vortex’, are the latest generation of USAF ELINT/SIGINT satellites. They were focussed on communications intelligence (COMINT), focused at strategic level communications, but had the capability added to intercept also missile telemetry. These satellites were launched under the designation Program 7500 and were part of NRO’s Program A.

Location

Space Launch Complex 41

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

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

Space Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Agency

United States Air Force

Type: Government
Abbreviation: USAF

Country: USA

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