Only a test battery, an electrical connector and an insulation blanket were damaged by a flash fire that hit the Magellan Venus spacecraft in a hangar here, NASA announced Friday.

An agency official reiterated in a statement that the Oct. 17 accident would have no impact on Magellan's launch, scheduled next April aboard a space shuttle.Major systems on the $216 million probe were not harmed, and the total cost of the damaged items was just $87,000, said John R. Busse, chairman of a board investigating the fire.

A technician who mistakenly plugged an electrical cable into the wrong socket during a test was blamed by NASA for the short circuit that triggered smoke and a 2-3-inch tongue of flame from the test battery.