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E-1 Engine
E-1 Engine -

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Family: Saturn C. Country: USA. Status: Study 1957.

The very first design that would lead to Saturn. A 1.5 million pound thrust booster using four E-1 engines - initial consideration of using a single USAF F-1 engine abandoned because of development time. Existing ICBM tankage clustered above the engines.


LEO Payload: 11,000 kg. to: 185 km Orbit. at: 28.0 degrees. Liftoff Thrust: 689,180 kgf. Total Mass: 572,840 kg. Core Diameter: 9.2 m. Total Length: 60.0 m. Flyaway Unit Cost $: 14.00 million. in 1985 unit dollars.


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