for MA- .- The
concernedwith the Mercury capsule systems, the Atlas booster, theMercury
and capsule recovery. Since this mission will be
first Mercury-Atlas launch along the Mercury
used to demonstrate and evaluate the capability of the Mercurynetwork
intended flight control
data collectionfunctions and to evaluate the procedures used in performing theflight control functions.First-order
Mercury capsulestructure, ablation shield, and afterbody shingles for anormal reentry.
Mercury capsulesystems for the entire flight.
capsule motions during
normalreentry.Determine the Mercury capsule vibration environmentduring flight.(5) Demonstrate the compatibility of the Mercury capsule
systems with the Mercury- tlas systems.Booster.
(1) Determine the ability of the Atlas booster toreleasetheMercury capsuleat thefree-flight insertionconditions defined by the guidance equations.(2) Evaluate the
loop performance of the
Sensing and Implementation System.
(3) Evaluate the
aerodynamic loading, vibrationalcharacteristics, and structural integrity of the Atlas LO
off valve, tank dome, capsule adapter, and associatedstructures.