Launch vehicles by United States. National Aeronautics and Space

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The height, exclusive of its payload be about 50 feet in diameter. are being and third gen During to the to earth lunar orbit surface for for establish- for orbital vehicle missions will be about and three 300 feet in Fhe first aud seco:ld s,,,ges will Both liquid and solid propellants studied for possible use in the first stage. The second stages will use high-energy liquid-oxygen, liquid-hydro- propellants. powered cargo large space stations. for interplanetary probes. utilize for escape and third Nova will be capable stage when fiscal year figuration studies acteristics, and 1963, NASA to determine vehicle of accepting such a stage is developed the technology.

Four live flights, two velocity is successful inert upper During this of 3,600 miles before impacting in the Another :aiiy successful 25, 1962. 3 million pounds of thrust. The were filled with water as ballast, to simulate eight engines gen- dummy upper stages the weight of a com- vehicle. A bonus scientific during experiment the second ("Project launch. The Highwater") of manned lunar landing [2s] craft. carried at 65 miles altiof space. This experiment may be repeated in the third launching. The Saturn G--1 will be used for orbital launchings models was per- 95 tons of water as ballast was deliberately,released by explosion tude to determine the effects in the cold vacuum mental ballistic C-1 employs six liquid-oxygen, each generating 15,000 is the same engine flight development first-stage formed Saturn per- of the Centaur.

At lbs. in vacuum MAXIMUM fins . m. less space- craft PAYLOAD: FIRST 32,000 NASA lbs. in LAUNCH: orbit 1965 USE: Launching into earth orbit of the Apollo spacecraft with its Lunar Excursion Module (LEM), as well as the launching of unmanned payloads in support of the manned lunar I' • ! ', _ landing program THr. ,'; will r give capable i i " _ earth Saturn i _" already t]_e United of placing being _ j_, programs. as the C-l, . i7 :' _, ii_ H-1 high _ment C-1B a launch vehicle a heavier payload into orbit than will be possible with the C-1.

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