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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

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

Space Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Rocket

Titan 401A Centaur – Lockheed Martin

Family: Titan
Length: 63.1 m
Diameter: 3.05 m
Launch Mass: 868 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 21680 kg

The Titan 401A Centaur was manufactured by Lockheed Martin with the first launch on 1994-02-07. Titan 401A Centaur has 8 successful launches and 1 failed launches with a total of 9 launches. Titan IV was a family of heavy-lift space launch vehicles developed by Martin Marietta and operated by the United States Air Force from 1989 to 2005.

Agency

United States Air Force

Type: Government
Abbreviation: USAF

Country: USA

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