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|Juno-5 Recovery - Full recovery and reuse of the Juno-5 was planned. The structural provisions were retained in the earliest Saturn I test vehicles, but never used.|
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Family: Saturn C. Country: USA. Status: Study 1958.
By 1958 the Super-Jupiter was called Juno V and the 4 E-1 engines were abandoned in favor of clustering 8 Jupiter IRBM engines below existing Redstone/Jupiter tankage. The A version had a Titan I ICBM as the upper stages. Masses, payload estimated.
LEO Payload: 10,000 kg. to: 185 km Orbit. at: 28.0 degrees. Liftoff Thrust: 682,200 kgf. Total Mass: 549,820 kg. Core Diameter: 6.5 m. Total Length: 60.0 m. Flyaway Unit Cost $: 57.50 million. in 1985 unit dollars.
- Stage Number: 1. 1 x Saturn I Gross Mass: 432,681 kg. Empty Mass: 45,267 kg. Thrust (vac): 773,160 kgf. Isp: 289 sec. Burn time: 150 sec. Isp(sl): 255 sec. Diameter: 6.5 m. Span: 6.5 m. Length: 24.5 m. Propellants: Lox/Kerosene No Engines: 8. H-1
- Stage Number: 2. 1 x Titan 1-1 Gross Mass: 76,203 kg. Empty Mass: 4,000 kg. Thrust (vac): 149,685 kgf. Isp: 290 sec. Burn time: 138 sec. Isp(sl): 256 sec. Diameter: 3.1 m. Span: 3.1 m. Length: 16.0 m. Propellants: Lox/Kerosene No Engines: 2. LR-87-3
- Stage Number: 3. 1 x Titan 1-2 Gross Mass: 28,939 kg. Empty Mass: 1,725 kg. Thrust (vac): 36,288 kgf. Isp: 308 sec. Burn time: 225 sec. Isp(sl): 210 sec. Diameter: 2.3 m. Span: 2.3 m. Length: 9.8 m. Propellants: Lox/Kerosene No Engines: 1. LR-91-3
Juno V-A Chronology
- 1958 -
- Juno V heavy space launch design
|Juno-5 on Test Stand - The very first Juno-5 test article firing on the stand at the Redstone Arsenal.|
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The Von Braun team's Super-Jupiter evolved into the Juno V. The 4 E-1 engines were abandoned in favor of clustering 8 Jupiter IRBM engines below existing Redstone/Jupiter tankage.
- 222 - Bilstein, Roger E, Stages to Saturn, US Government Printing Office, 1980.
- 228 - Lowther, Scott, Saturn: Development, Details, Derivatives and Descendants, Work in progress. Availabe chapters may be ordered directly from Scott Lowther at web site indicated. HTML when accessed: http://www.webcreations.com/ptm
|Juno-5 Airlift - The Juno-5 was designed to be air-transportable and assembled at austere launch pads.|
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|Juno-5 Parallel Stag - A parallel staging scheme was considered for the Juno-5. This would have resulted in a vehicle similar to the Russian R-7 launcher.|
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|Juno-5 Staging - The selected sequential staging method selected for the Juno-5.|
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|Juno-5 Alternatives - Alternate configurations studied for Juno 5.|
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