SP-4012 NASA HISTORICAL DATA BOOK: VOLUME III
PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS 1969-1978
 

Table 1-23. Saturn 1B Characteristics.

 

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1st Stage (S-IB)

2d Stage (S-IVB)

Instrument Unit

Total with Spacecraft and Tower

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Height (m):

24.5

17.8

0.9

68.3

Diameter (m):

6.5

6.6

6.6

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Launch weight (kg):

401 348

103 852

1859

589 550

Propulsion system

Powerplant:

8 Rocketdyne H-1s

1 Rocketdyne J-2

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-

Thrust (newtons):

7 116 800

1 000 800

-

8 117 600

Propellant:

LOX/RP-1

LOX-LH2

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-

Payload capacity:

16 598 kg to 195 km earth orbit

Origin:

Uprated Saturn I

Contractors:

North American Rockwell Corp.: Ist- and 2d-stage propulsion

Chrysler Corp.: Ist stage

Douglas Aircraft Co.: 2d stage

Program managers:

Richard G. Smith, Ellery B. May, Marshall Space Flight Center

How utilized:

Skylab, Apollo-Soyuz Test Project

Remarks:

Called Uprated Saturn I from May 1966 through 1967; development completed during the 1960s as part of the Apollo program; used to qualify the Apollo spacecraft in 1966-68.

See also:

Volume 2.


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