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Saturn INT-18
Part of Saturn V Family
Saturn 2SL/120
Saturn 2SL/120" SRB
Saturn 2SL 120 inch strapons
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North American study, 1966. Saturn variant with Titan UA1205 or 1207 motors as boosters, Saturn II stage as core, and Saturn IVB upper stage. Various combinations of numbers of strap-ons, propellant loading of the two core stages, and sea-level versus altitude ignition were studied.

Status: Study 1966. Payload: 66,590 kg (146,800 lb). Thrust: 25,642.10 kN (5,764,573 lbf). Gross mass: 1,966,810 kg (4,336,070 lb). Height: 51.00 m (167.00 ft). Diameter: 10.06 m (33.00 ft). Apogee: 185 km (114 mi).

Liftoff Mass - kgStrapon Motor TypeNumber of StraponsS-II Propellant - kgS-IVB Propellant - kgPayload - kg
1,132,000Titan UA12044215,40080,30021,300
1,132,000Titan UA12044215,40078,50023,100
1,030,400Titan UA12072254,00080,70027,400
1,132,400Titan UA12072349,20079,80035,400
1,083,000Titan UA12052431,60077,40040,500
1,570,500Titan UA12054440,40074,40051,700
1,895,200Titan UA12074446,70075,70066,400
1,476,200Titan UA12054446,700No S-IVB39,000
1,779,600Titan UA12074446,700No S-IVB44,000

LEO Payload: 66,590 kg (146,800 lb) to a 185 km orbit at 28.00 degrees. Flyaway Unit Cost 1985$: 387.440 million.

Stage Data - Saturn INT-18

  • Stage 0. 4 x Titan UA1207. Gross Mass: 319,330 kg (704,000 lb). Empty Mass: 51,230 kg (112,940 lb). Thrust (vac): 7,116.999 kN (1,599,965 lbf). Isp: 272 sec. Burn time: 120 sec. Isp(sl): 245 sec. Diameter: 3.05 m (10.00 ft). Span: 3.05 m (10.00 ft). Length: 34.14 m (112.00 ft). Propellants: Solid. No Engines: 1. Engine: UA1207. Status: In Production.
  • Stage 1. 1 x Saturn II. Gross Mass: 490,778 kg (1,081,980 lb). Empty Mass: 39,048 kg (86,086 lb). Thrust (vac): 5,165.790 kN (1,161,316 lbf). Isp: 421 sec. Burn time: 390 sec. Isp(sl): 200 sec. Diameter: 10.06 m (33.00 ft). Span: 10.06 m (33.00 ft). Length: 24.84 m (81.49 ft). Propellants: Lox/LH2. No Engines: 5. Engine: J-2. Status: Out of Production.
  • Stage 2. 1 x Saturn IVB (S-IB). Gross Mass: 118,800 kg (261,900 lb). Empty Mass: 12,900 kg (28,400 lb). Thrust (vac): 1,031.600 kN (231,913 lbf). Isp: 421 sec. Burn time: 475 sec. Isp(sl): 200 sec. Diameter: 6.61 m (21.68 ft). Span: 6.61 m (21.68 ft). Length: 17.80 m (58.30 ft). Propellants: Lox/LH2. No Engines: 1. Engine: J-2. Status: Out of Production. Comments: Saturn IB version of S-IVB stage. Due to lower payload, 300 kg saving in structure compared to Saturn V version. Due to deletion of restart requirement, 700 kg saving in propulsion system (primarily reduction in helium for restart).

Family: orbital launch vehicle. People: von Braun. Country: USA. Stages: Saturn II, Saturn IVB (S-IB), UA1207.


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