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Gemini I

Pad LC-19 () 
Titan-II (1) 
 

Crew

Unmanned  

 

Backup Crew

CapCom


N/A 

N/A 
 

Payload  

Orbit

N/A 
Altitude: 320km x 160.3km 
Inclination: xxx degrees 
Orbits: 64 
Duration: 4 Days, hours, min, seconds 
Distance: km
 

Mission Objective

Demonstrate GLV performance; flight qualify subsystems, Determine exit heating of GLV and spacecraft. Demonstrate structural integrity of GLV and spacecraft; Demonstrate GLV and ground guidance systems performance in achieving proper orbital insertion; Monitor, evaluate GLV switchover circuits. 

Secondary Objectives included: Evaluate operational procedures for GLV trajectory and cutoff conditions; Verify orbital insertion by tracking C-band transponder in spacecraft; Demonstrate performance of launch and tracking networks; Provide training for flight controllers and prelaunch and launch crews and facilities. 

Launch   

Landing

April 8, 1964 11:00:01.69 am EST. April 12, 1964
 

Mission Highlights

Successful orbital test of the Titan-II launch vehicle, spacecraft structural integrity and launch vehicle spacecraft compatibility. Unmanned, no plan to recover. Mission terminated after 3 orbits and spacecraft disintegrated 3.5 days after launch). All primary and secondary objectives achieved.

 

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