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Family: A4. Country: Germany. Status: Study 1952. Other Designations: A12.

Typical of studies done in 1940's/early 1950's by Von Braun's team for a space shuttle to launch crews and payloads to earth orbit for space station assembly, lunar and Mars expedition spacecraft assembly. The lower two stages became less tubby in each succeeding iteration.


Specifications

Liftoff Thrust: 12,786,710 kgf. Total Mass: 6,351,000 kg. Core Diameter: 20.0 m. Total Length: 97.0 m.


Von Braun Chronology


- 1945 - During the year -
- 1949 September -
1950 Oct 12 -
1952 Feb 11 -

Bibliography:


Von Braun 1949Von Braun 1949 - Von Braun Mars launcher, 1949 version (Marsprojekt)

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Von Braun 1949Von Braun 1949 - Von Braun Launch Vehicle 1949 Design

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A12 Launch VehicleA12 Launch Vehicle

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