Accession Number:

AD0829047

Title:

SYSTEM DESCRIPTION-ABORT SENSING AND IMPLEMENTATION SYSTEM FOR PROJECT MERCURY

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GENERAL DYNAMICS/ASTRONAUTICS SAN DIEGOCA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1960-06-06

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

The Atlas Mercury booster is a basic D series Atlas missile with certain minor changes to enhance its operation in the Mercury program. The most significant change to the Atlas is the addition of the Abort Sensing and Implementation System ASIS for added astronaut safety. The ASIS is a highly reliable system for sensing the development of any possible catastrophic failure of the Mercury Atlas booster and generating an Abort Command to activate the Mercury capsule escape system prior to the time the capsule occupant might be placed in jeopardy.

Subject Categories:

  • Ground Support Systems and Facilities for Space Vehicles
  • Manned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE