Pad LC-19 (17)
| Altitude: 171.1 km (92.4nm)
Duration: 0 Days, 0 hours, 18 min, 16 seconds
Distance: 3422.4km (1848 nm)
Demonstrate reentry heat protection during maximum heating reentry;
Demonstrate structural integrity of spacecraft; Demonstrate satisfactory performance of major subsystems; Demonstrate checkout and launch procedures; Evaluate backup guidance steering signals
Secondary objectives included: Obtain test results on fuel cell and reactant supply, cryogenics, and communications
systems; Demonstrate and further flight-qualify GLV and spacecraft from countdown thru insertion. Train flight controllers and qualify ground communications tracking system.
| January 19, 1965 9:03:59.861 am EST
January 19, 1965 9:22:14 Landed at 16deg36m North Latitude and 49deg 46m West in
Atlantic ocean. Miss distance from planned landing point 62.9km.
The Titan II/Gemini launch vehicle had to be dismantled to protect it from 2 hurricanes in
August and September of 1964. The 2nd stage of the vehicle was taken down and stored in a hanger on 26 August 1964 in preparation for Hurricane Cleo, but the entire launch vehicle was dismantled and removed from Pad 19 in early September before Hurricane Dora
passed over the Cape on September 9th. The Gemini launch vehicle was erected for the final
time on Pad 19 on 12 September 1964
Gemini-II had been scheduled for launch December 9, 1964. On that date the countdown
reached zero and the stage one engines were ignited. The launch vehicle's Malfunction Detection System detected technical problems due to a loss of hydraulic pressure and
shutdown the engines about one second after ignition.
All primary mission objectives were
achieved. All secondary objectives except fuel cell test were
achieved. Fuel cell deactivated before liftoff.