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Saturn 2SL Minuteman
Saturn 2SL Minuteman - Saturn 2SL Minuteman strapons

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Family: Saturn II. Country: USA. Status: Study 1966.

North American study, 1966. Saturn variant with 4 to 12 Minuteman motors as boosters, Saturn II stage as core, and Saturn IVB upper stage. Saturn II stage would be fitted with lower expansion ratio engines and would ignite at sea level. Various combinations of numbers of strap-ons, propellant loading of the two core stages were studied.

Liftoff Mass - kgMM Motors at LiftoffMM Motors 2nd RoundMM Motors 3rd RoundS-II Propellant - kgS-IVB Propellant - kgPayload - kg
328,300---188,20077,1005,500
463,50022-217,70080,30013,200
579,60042-277,60076,60020,100
579,60044-236,70073,00018,100
722,90062-367,80076,60027,200
722,90064-318,40078,00026,800
734,200642294,80081,20023,100
722,90066-273,90078,90025,400
866,70084-410,90080,70028,800
866,70084-410,90075,70033,700
866,70084-410,90075,20034,200

Specifications

LEO Payload: 34,320 kg. to: 185 km Orbit. at: 28.0 degrees. Liftoff Thrust: 924,007 kgf. Total Mass: 770,000 kg. Core Diameter: 10.1 m. Total Length: 51.0 m.



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