Flashing Light Unit (center) with deployer [NASA]
This small subsatellite ejected from the Mercury MA-9 space craft is known mostly as Flashing Light Subsatellite or Flashing Light Unit.
It weighted only 5 kg and contained batteries and two Xe-Flash lights. The purpose was to test the visual acquisition of other space vehicles by the astronaut.
|Type / Application:||Rendezvous Target|
|Equipment:||2 Xe-Flash lights, batteries|
|Flashing Light Unit||1963-015#||15.05.1963||CC LC-14||Atlas-D Mercury||with Mercury MA9, Balloon Subsat 2|