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Saturn IB-B



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Saturn IB-B
Credit: © Mark Wade
American orbital launch vehicle. Douglas Studies, 1965: S-IB with 225 k lbf H-1's; S-IVB stretched with 350,000 lbs propellants and HG-3 high performance engine.

LEO Payload: 22,700 kg (50,000 lb) to a 185 km orbit at 28.00 degrees.

Stage Data - Saturn IB-B

  • Stage 1. 1 x Saturn S-IB-A. Gross Mass: 448,600 kg (988,900 lb). Empty Mass: 41,600 kg (91,700 lb). Thrust (vac): 9,045.600 kN (2,033,532 lbf). Isp: 296 sec. Burn time: 128 sec. Isp(sl): 262 sec. Diameter: 6.52 m (21.39 ft). Span: 6.52 m (21.39 ft). Length: 24.48 m (80.31 ft). Propellants: Lox/Kerosene. No Engines: 8. Engine: H-1c. Status: Study 1965. Comments: Douglas Studies, 1965: S-1B with 225 k lbf H-1's.
  • Stage 2. 1 x Saturn MS-IVB-2. Gross Mass: 176,600 kg (389,300 lb). Empty Mass: 17,800 kg (39,200 lb). Thrust (vac): 1,401.300 kN (315,025 lbf). Isp: 447 sec. Burn time: 489 sec. Isp(sl): 200 sec. Diameter: 6.61 m (21.68 ft). Span: 6.61 m (21.68 ft). Length: 23.12 m (75.85 ft). Propellants: Lox/LH2. No Engines: 1. Engine: HG-3. Status: Study 1965. Comments: Douglas Studies, 1965: S-IVB with 315 k high pressure 3000 psia engine, 350,000 pounds propellant.

Status: Study 1965.
Gross mass: 652,440 kg (1,438,380 lb).
Payload: 22,700 kg (50,000 lb).
Height: 57.00 m (187.00 ft).
Diameter: 6.61 m (21.68 ft).
Thrust: 8,006.60 kN (1,799,955 lbf).
Apogee: 185 km (114 mi).

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Associated Countries
Associated Engines
  • H-1c Rocketdyne Lox/Kerosene rocket engine. 1130 kN. Study Saturn IB-A, Saturn IB-B, 1965. Isp=296s. More...
  • HG-3 Rocketdyne lox/lh2 rocket engine. 1400.7 kN. Study 1967. Isp=451s. High-performance high-pressure chamber engine developed from J-2. Considered for upgrades to Saturn V launch vehicle upper stages. Technology led to Space Shuttle Main Engines. More...

See also
  • Saturn I Von Braun launch vehicle known as 'Cluster's Last Stand' - 8 Redstone tanks around a Jupiter tank core,powered by eight Jupiter engines. Originally intended as the launch vehicle for Apollo manned circumlunar flights. However it was developed so early, no payloads were available for it. More...
  • Saturn The Saturn launch vehicle was the penultimate expression of the Peenemuende Rocket Team's designs for manned exploration of the moon and Mars. Numerous designs and variants were studied, but in the end only three models - the Saturn I, IB, and V - were built in the 1960's, and then only used to support NASA's Apollo moon landing program. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • Von Braun American manufacturer of rockets and spacecraft. Von Braun, USA. More...

Associated Stages
  • Saturn MS-IVB-2 Lox/LH2 propellant rocket stage. Loaded/empty mass 176,600/17,800 kg. Thrust 1,401.30 kN. Vacuum specific impulse 447 seconds. Douglas Studies, 1965: S-IVB with 315 k high pressure 3000 psia engine, 350,000 pounds propellant More...
  • Saturn S-IB-A Lox/Kerosene propellant rocket stage. Loaded/empty mass 448,600/41,600 kg. Thrust 9,045.60 kN. Vacuum specific impulse 296 seconds. Douglas Studies, 1965: S-1B with 225 k lbf H-1's More...

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