Encyclopedia Astronautica
1963.05.07 - Aerojet-General delivered the first flight engines for Gemini launch vehicle No. 1 to Martin-Baltimore.


Aerojet-General had provided a set of Type 'E' dummy engines March 18. These were installed and used to lay out tubing and wiring while the launch vehicle was being assembled.

They were later removed and flight engines installed in stage II, May 7, and stage I, May 17. Some rework was required because of differences in configuration between the dummy and flight engines, and engine installation was completed May 21. Wiring and continuity checks followed (May 22-25), and final horizontal tests were completed May 27.

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