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Saturn C-2
Saturn C-2 -

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Family: Saturn C. Country: USA. Status: Study 1960.

The launch vehicle initially considered for realizing the Apollo lunar landing at the earliest possible date. 15 launches and rendezvous required to assemble direct landing spacecraft in earth orbit.


Specifications

LEO Payload: 21,500 kg. to: 185 km Orbit. at: 28.0 degrees. Payload: 6,800 kg. to a: Translunar trajectory. Liftoff Thrust: 682,200 kgf. Total Mass: 624,660 kg. Core Diameter: 6.6 m. Total Length: 82.0 m. Flyaway Unit Cost $: 107.30 million. in 1985 unit dollars.


Saturn C-2 Chronology


- 1959 May 25-26 -
- 1959 June 25-26 -
- 1959 December 8-9 -
1959 Dec 9 -
1960 Feb 1 -
- 1960 April 1-May 3 -
- 1960 April 1-May 3 -
- 1960 July 14-15 -
1960 Sep 13 -
1960 Sep 30 -
1961 Feb 7 -
1961 Mar 1 -
1961 Mar 23 -
1961 May 2 -
1961 Jun 10 -
1961 Jun 22 -
1961 Jun 23 -
1961 Jul 24 -

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