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Saturn C-5  3 Stage
Saturn C-5 3 Stage - Saturn C-5 3 Stage version Nov 1961

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Family: Saturn C. Country: USA. Status: Study 1961.

Final configuration of Saturn C-5 at the time of selection of this configuration for the Apollo program in December 1961. The actual Saturn V would be derived from this, but with an increased-diameter third stage (6.61 m vs 5.59 m in C-5) and increased propellant load in S-II second stage.


Specifications

LEO Payload: 120,000 kg. to: 185 km Orbit. at: 28.0 degrees. Payload: 41,000 kg. to a: Translunar trajectory. Liftoff Thrust: 3,400,740 kgf. Total Mass: 2,847,590 kg. Core Diameter: 10.1 m. Total Length: 100.0 m.


Saturn C-5 Chronology


1960 May 31 -
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