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Saturn V-A
Part of Saturn V Family

S-1C details

S-1C details
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American orbital launch vehicle. MSFC study, 1968. Essentially identical to Saturn INT-20; standard Saturn IC stage together with Saturn IVB second stage, with Centaur third stage for deep space missions.

Status: Study 1968. Payload: 60,000 kg (132,000 lb). Thrust: 33,737.90 kN (7,584,582 lbf). Gross mass: 2,478,120 kg (5,463,310 lb). Height: 72.00 m (236.00 ft). Diameter: 10.06 m (33.00 ft). Apogee: 185 km (114 mi).

LEO Payload: 60,000 kg (132,000 lb) to a 185 km orbit at 28.00 degrees. Payload: 18,200 kg (40,100 lb) to a translunar trajectory. Flyaway Unit Cost 1985$: 391.500 million.

Stage Data - Saturn V-A

  • Stage 1. 1 x Saturn IC. Gross Mass: 2,286,217 kg (5,040,245 lb). Empty Mass: 135,218 kg (298,104 lb). Thrust (vac): 38,703.160 kN (8,700,816 lbf). Isp: 304 sec. Burn time: 161 sec. Isp(sl): 265 sec. Diameter: 10.06 m (33.00 ft). Span: 19.00 m (62.00 ft). Length: 42.06 m (137.99 ft). Propellants: Lox/Kerosene. No Engines: 5. Engine: F-1. Status: Out of Production.
  • Stage 3. 1 x Saturn IVB (S-V). Gross Mass: 119,900 kg (264,300 lb). Empty Mass: 13,300 kg (29,300 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 V version of S-IVB stage.

Family: orbital launch vehicle. People: von Braun. Country: USA. Stages: Saturn IC, Saturn IVB (S-V). More at: 8602.



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