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Advanced Engines
Advanced Engines
Advanced Engines planned for uprated Saturn and Nova boosters

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Designer: Rocketdyne. Used on stages: Saturn MS-II-2, Saturn MS-IVB-2. Used on launch vehicles: Saturn IB-B, Saturn MLV-V-2, Saturn MLV-V-3, Saturn V/4-260. Propellants: Lox/LH2 Thrust(vac): 142,831 kgf. Thrust(vac): 1,400.70 kN. Isp: 451 sec. Isp (sea level): 280 sec. Burn time: 324 sec. Diameter: 2.0 m. Length: 2.3 m. Chambers: 1. Country: USA. Status: Developed 1960's. Comments: Designation for high-performance high-pressure chamber Lox/LH2 engine developed from J-2. Considered for upgrades to Saturn V launch vehicle upper stages. Technology led to Space Shuttle Main Engines.
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