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Saturn MLV-V-4(S)-B
Part of Saturn V Family
Saturn MLV 5-3
Saturn MLV 5-3
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American orbital launch vehicle. Boeing study, 1967. Configuration of improved Saturn 5 with Titan UA1207 120 inch solid rocket boosters. Saturn IC stretched 336 inches with 6.0 million pounds propellant and 5 F-1 engines; Saturn II and Saturn IVB stages strengthened but not stretched. Empty mass of stages increased by 13.9% (S-IC), 8.6% (S-II) and 11.8% (S-IVB). Studied again by Boeing in 1967 as Saturn V-4(S)B.

Status: Study 1967. Payload: 171,990 kg (379,170 lb). Thrust: 69,317.10 kN (15,583,104 lbf). Gross mass: 4,699,860 kg (10,361,410 lb). Height: 89.00 m (291.00 ft). Diameter: 10.06 m (33.00 ft). Apogee: 185 km (114 mi).

LEO Payload: 171,990 kg (379,170 lb) to a 185 km orbit at 28.00 degrees. Payload: 63,160 kg (139,240 lb) to a translunar trajectory. Flyaway Unit Cost 1985$: 97.440 million.

Stage Data - Saturn MLV-V-4(S)-B

  • 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 MS-IC-1. Gross Mass: 2,694,703 kg (5,940,803 lb). Empty Mass: 169,719 kg (374,166 lb). Thrust (vac): 45,948.754 kN (10,329,691 lbf). Isp: 310 sec. Burn time: 158 sec. Isp(sl): 270 sec. Diameter: 10.06 m (33.00 ft). Span: 19.00 m (62.00 ft). Length: 48.15 m (157.97 ft). Propellants: Lox/Kerosene. No Engines: 5. Engine: F-1A. Status: Study NASA 1966. Comments: Basic Saturn IC stretched 240 inches with F-1A engines uprated 20% in thrust and 6 second improvement in specific impulse.
  • Stage 2. 1 x Saturn MS-II-1-J-2T-250K. Gross Mass: 521,447 kg (1,149,593 lb). Empty Mass: 49,877 kg (109,959 lb). Thrust (vac): 5,558.310 kN (1,249,558 lbf). Isp: 441 sec. Burn time: 348 sec. Isp(sl): 290 sec. Diameter: 10.06 m (33.00 ft). Span: 10.06 m (33.00 ft). Length: 25.88 m (84.90 ft). Propellants: Lox/LH2. No Engines: 5. Engine: J-2T-250K. Status: Study NASA 1966. Comments: Basic Saturn II with 41 inch stretch of hydrogen tank, uprated J-2T 250k engines with 25% improvement in thrust and 16 second increase in specific impulse.

Family: orbital launch vehicle. People: von Braun. Country: USA. Engines: J-2T-250K, F-1A, F-1. Stages: Saturn MS-IC-1, Saturn MS-II-1-J-2T-250K, UA1207.



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