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LJ-5B (17)
 
Logo for Mercury Program Mission: Little Joe 5B
Launch Pad: Wallops Island Pad
Vehicle: Little Joe (8)
Crew: Unmanned





Milestones:
Not applicable

Payload:
Spacecraft number 14A

Mission Objective:
Max Q escape and sequence

Orbit:
Altitude: 2.8 statute miles
Orbits: 0
Duration: 0 Days, 0 hours, 5 minutes, 25 seconds
Distance: 9 statute miles
Velocity: 1,780 miles per hour
Max Q: 1,920 psf
Max G: 10

Launch:
April 28, 1961, Wallops Island

Landing:
Not applicable

Mission Highlights:
The spacecraft tests were successful, the launch vehicle was partially successful.