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Spacecraft Summary Weight Statement

Configuration: Mercury Space Craft

Mass Property Section

Date: 1963

     

Code

System

(U.S. Custom: lbs & ft)

Item Or Module

Craft

A

B

C

D

E

F

M

1

Aerodynamic Surface

             

2

Body Surface

218

375

185

     

778

3

Induced Envir. Prot.

22

480

       

502

4

Lnch Recov & dkg

 

350

       

350

5

Main Propulsion

356

153

       

509

6

Orient Control

 

231

       

231

7

Prime Power Source

 

202

       

202

8

Power Conv. & Dist.

18

122

5

     

145

9

Guidance & Navigation

             

10

Instrumentation

 

121

       

121

11

Communication

 

113

       

113

12

Environmental Control

 

128

       

128

13

Reserved Equipment

             

14

Personnel Provisions

 

70

       

70

15

Crew Sta. & Control

 

114

       

114

16

Range Safety & Abort

             

Subtotal Dry weight

614

2459

190

     

3263

17

Personnel

 

240

       

240

18

Cargo

             

19

Ordnance

             

20

Ballast

185

41

       

226

21

Residual Prop. & Serv. Item

 

5

       

5

Subtotal Inert Weight

799

2745

190

     

3734

22

Residual Prop. & Serv. Item

             

23

In flight losses

 

31

       

31

24

Thrust Decay Propellant

             

25

Full Thrust Propellant

293

200

       

493

26

Thrust Prop Buildup

             

27

Pre-ignition Losses

             
               

18

                 

Total Gross Weight

1092

2994

190

     

4276

Design Envelope (ft3)

 

110

119

       

Pressure Volume (ft3)

 

50

         

Design Envelope Surface Area (ft2)

 

139

80

       

Pressurized Surface Area(ft2)

             
               

Design g Max

 

15

         

Design Power Max (KW)

             

Design No. Man/Days

 

1/3

         

From the "Fundamental Techniques of Weight Estimating and Forcasting for Advanced Manned Spacecraft and Space Stations" by Willie Heineman, Jr.; NASA TN D-6349

A = Escape System

B = Reentry Module

C = Adapter Module

M = Manned Launch

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