SPARTA – Chrysler Family: meters Length: 21.8 meters Diameter: 1.78 meters Launch Mass: 30 Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 45 The SPARTA was manufactured by Chrysler with the first launch on 1966-11-28. SPARTA has 0 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 0 launches. The Sparta was a three-stage rocket that launched Australia’s first Earth satellite, WRESAT, on 29 November 1967. Manufacturer In July 1959, NASA chose the Redstone missile as the basis for the Mercury-Redstone Launch Vehicle to be used for suborbital test flights of the Project Mercury spacecraft. Three unmanned MRLV launch attempts were made between November 1960 and March 1961, two of which were successful. The MRLV successfully launched the chimpanzee Ham, and astronauts Alan Shepard and Gus Grissom on three suborbital flights in January, May and July 1961, respectively. Chrysler is a Commercial USA entity that was founded in 1950 and is administered by . Chrysler has 2 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 2 launches.