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Saturn C-3
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Family: Saturn C. Country: USA. Status: Study 1960.

The launch vehicle considered for a time the lead contender for the Earth Orbit Rendezvous approach to lunar landing.


Specifications

LEO Payload: 36,300 kg. to: 556 km Orbit. at: 28.0 degrees. Payload: 13,600 kg. to a: Translunar trajectory. Liftoff Thrust: 1,185,790 kgf. Total Mass: 1,023,670 kg. Core Diameter: 8.3 m. Total Length: 82.0 m. Flyaway Unit Cost $: 43.50 million. in 1985 unit dollars.


Saturn C-3 Chronology


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