LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Sat Aug 27 1994
United States Air Force

Mercury 14

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

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(8:58 AM UTC)

Launch Window Start

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(8:58 AM UTC)

Launch Window End

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(8:58 AM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

Type

No Recovery Specified

Rocket Details

Name:

Titan 401A Centaur

Description:

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.

Titan 401A Centaur rocket
MISSION OVERVIEW
  • 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.
COMPLEX OVERVIEW

Location

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Pad

Space Launch Complex 41