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1956 Von Braun Cargo Ship
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1956 vB Cargo Ship
1956 vB Cargo Ship
1956 Von Braun Cargo Ship
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American manned Mars orbiter. Study 1956. Using the same basic systems as the Passenger Ship, the Cargo Ship would substitute a 177 metric ton Landing Boat for the surface expedition in place of the Passenger Sphere and propellant for the return home.

Status: Study 1956. Payload: 177,000 kg (390,000 lb). Thrust: 3,530.00 kN (793,570 lbf). Gross mass: 1,700,000 kg (3,700,000 lb). Unfuelled mass: 454,500 kg (1,002,000 lb). Specific impulse: 297 s. Height: 62.00 m (203.00 ft). Diameter: 7.90 m (25.90 ft).

The Cargo Ships would be left behind in Mars orbit.

Spacecraft delta v: 5,600 m/s (18,300 ft/sec).



Family: Mars orbiter. People: von Braun. Country: USA. Spacecraft: Von Braun Mars Expedition - 1956. Propellants: Nitric acid/Hydrazine. Bibliography: 49, 591.

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