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Juno V-A
Part of Saturn I Family

Juno-5 Alternatives

Juno-5 Alternatives
Alternate configurations studied for Juno 5.

American orbital launch vehicle. By 1958 the Super-Jupiter was called Juno V and the 4 E-1 engines were abandoned in favor of clustering 8 Jupiter IRBM engines below existing Redstone/Jupiter tankage. The A version had a Titan I ICBM as the upper stages. Masses, payload estimated.

Status: Study 1958. Payload: 10,000 kg (22,000 lb). Thrust: 6,690.00 kN (1,503,970 lbf). Gross mass: 549,820 kg (1,212,140 lb). Height: 60.00 m (196.00 ft). Diameter: 6.52 m (21.39 ft). Apogee: 185 km (114 mi).

LEO Payload: 10,000 kg (22,000 lb) to a 185 km orbit at 28.00 degrees. Flyaway Unit Cost 1985$: 57.500 million.

Family: orbital launch vehicle. People: von Braun. Country: USA. Engines: LR87-3, LR91-3, H-1 engine. Stages: Titan 1-2, Titan 1-1, S-I stage.


Photo Gallery

Juno-5 RecoveryJuno-5 Recovery
Full recovery and reuse of the Juno-5 was planned. The structural provisions were retained in the earliest Saturn I test vehicles, but never used.


Juno-5 Parallel StagJuno-5 Parallel Stag
A parallel staging scheme was considered for the Juno-5. This would have resulted in a vehicle similar to the Russian R-7 launcher.


Juno-5 on Test StandJuno-5 on Test Stand
The very first Juno-5 test article firing on the stand at the Redstone Arsenal.


Juno-5 StagingJuno-5 Staging
The selected sequential staging method selected for the Juno-5.


Juno-5 AirliftJuno-5 Airlift
The Juno-5 was designed to be air-transportable and assembled at austere launch pads.



1958 - . LV Family: Saturn I. Launch Vehicle: Juno V-A.
  • Juno V heavy space launch design - . Nation: USA. The Von Braun team's Super-Jupiter evolved into the Juno V. The 4 E-1 engines were abandoned in favor of clustering 8 Jupiter IRBM engines below existing Redstone/Jupiter tankage..


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