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Saturn Apollo-5

Saturn I-Blk2 Saturn Apollo-5 Saturn V Mass: 17,100 kg (37,600 lb). Spacecraft/payload: Jupiter nose cone. Agency: NASA - MSFC. Perigee: 274 km (170 mi). Apogee: 740 km (450 mi). Inclination: 31.40 deg. Period: 94.80 min.

First mission of Block II Saturn with two live stages. SA-5, a vehicle development flight, was launched from Cape Kennedy Complex 37B at 11:25:01.41, EST. This was the first flight of the Saturn I Block II configuration (i.e., lengthened fuel tanks in the S-1 and stabilizing tail fins), as well as the first flight of a live (powered) S-IV upper stage. The S-1, powered by eight H-1 engines, reached a full thrust of over 680,400 kilograms (1.5 million pounds) the first time in flight. The S-IV's 41,000 kilogram (90,000-pound-thrust cluster of six liquid-hydrogen RL-10 engines performed as expected. The Block II SA-5 was also the first flight test of the Saturn I guidance system and placed the heaviest payload to date in Earth Orbit (37,700 Lbs).

 

 

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SA-5 Booster Static Test At MSFC

10  x  8   B/W Glossy MSFC Photograph

NASA  No.   MSFC 63-5061

1963

The static test tower at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Centre (MSFC) in Huntsville, Ala., on which all Saturn-I boosters are captive fired. In this view, the booster for SA-5 - the fifth Saturn I launch vehicle - is being tested. This is the first booster of the series to develop 1.5 million pounds of thrust. Note the right side of the 175-foot tower is being modified to accommodate a second Saturn booster.

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SA-5 Booster Static Test At MSFC #2

7  x  5   B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.   MSFC 63-5061

1963

Here is a nice novelty item. The same photo as the above MSFC 63-5061- just a smaller version.

This fine vintage NASA glossy photo is in very good condition.

 Back Of The Above 7x5 Photo This is a scan of the back of the above 7x5 MSFC Photo.

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S-I First Stage Erection At Complex 37

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NASA  No.  63-SA5-6

June 1963

S-I (first stage) is being lifted into position for erection in the newly constructed gantry at Complex 37. Major changes from Block I to Block II vehicle version are:

1. S-I develop its full-rated thrust of 1.5 million pounds.

2. Tail fins have been added for increased stability.

3. The booster's nine propellant tanks are eight feet longer allowing for more fuel.

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Launch Complex 37 And SA-5 Mating

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NASA  No.  LOC 63C-805

3 June 1963

The first stage of the Saturn Apollo SA-5 launch vehicle is on the pad at Launch Complex 37 during mating operations for the first time at the new Launch Complex. This is a outstanding overall aerial view of the newly completed launch complex.

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Launch Complex 37 And SA-5 Mating #2

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NASA  No.  LOC 63C-806

3 June 1963

The first stage of the Saturn Apollo SA-5 launch vehicle is on the pad at Launch Complex 37 during mating operations for the first time at the new Launch Complex. This is a outstanding overall aerial view of the newly completed launch complex.

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Fully Mated SA-5 Saturn Launch Vehicle

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NASA  No.  63-SA5-4

December 1963

On the newly constructed Launch Complex 37 stands the fully-mated SA-5 Saturn launch vehicle. This is the first of the Saturn I, Block II vehicles in which the second stage is "live" and will be placed in an Earth orbit. First stage is the S-I producing for the first time its full-rated thrust of 1.5 million pounds.

Second stage, the S-IV, uses six RL-10 engines which burn hydrogen and oxygen. This stage weighing 37,700 pounds and 80 feet long will go into a low Earth orbit and will be big enough to be viewed from the Earth by the naked eye.

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Birds Eye View SA-5 Saturn Launch Vehicle

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NASA  No.  63-SA5-3

December 1963

Outstanding high angle view of the newly constructed Launch Complex 37 and the fully-mated Saturn SA-5 launch vehicle. This is the first of the Saturn I, Block II vehicles in which the second stage is "live" and will be placed in an Earth Orbit.

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Birds Eye View Of The SA-5  #2

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NASA  No.  KSC64-2359

December 1963

Outstanding high angle view of the newly constructed Launch Complex 37 and the mighty Saturn SA-5 launch vehicle.

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Final Checkout For The SA-5

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NASA  No.  64-SA5-18

29 January 1964

Early morning view of the SA-5 under spot lights, the most powerful and most heavily instrumented U.S. Rocket ever prepared is shown undergoing final checkout test for its epic flight.

 The 164-foot-tall, 123,000-pound vehicle was at the time, the greatest space booster capability in the world.

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The Apollo SA-5 Saturn-I Ready To Fly

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NASA  No.   MSFC 64-00674

29 January 1964

A fantastic morning view of the Apollo Saturn-I (SA-5) Launch Vehicle, the most powerful and most heavily instrumented U.S. Rocket ever prepared is seen on Pad-B of Launch Complex 37 ready for its epic flight. It will place into Earth orbit a record 37,700 pound payload.

The vehicle was developed under the direction of NASA at the Marshall Space Flight Centre (MSFC). The 164-foot-tall, 123,000-pound space vehicle was at the time, the most powerful launch vehicle in the world.

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Saturn-1B SA-5 Ignition

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NASA  No.  KSC-64PC-10

29 January 1964

The mighty Saturn SA-5 lifts from Launch Complex 37, Pad B, at 11:25 a.m. EST,  on 29 January 1964. The S-IVB stage and the Jupiter nose cone weighing 37,700 lbs was placed in a low Earth orbit.

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Saturn-1 SA-5 Lift Off

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NASA  No.   MSFC 64-1128

29 January 1964

The mighty Saturn SA-5 lifts from Launch Complex 37, Pad B, at 11:25 a.m. EST,  on 29 January 1964. The S-IVB stage and the Jupiter nose cone weighing 37,700 lbs was placed in a low Earth orbit. 

Apogee, 467 statute miles; perigee 162 miles; First stage burn 146 Sec. Second stage burn 481 sec. and a speed of 17,000 miles per hour. Life expectancy of the payload 300 orbits.

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Saturn SA-5 Lift Off

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NASA  No.  64-SA5-19

29 January 1964

The mighty Saturn SA-5 lifts from Launch Complex 37, Pad B, at 11:25 a.m. EST,  on 29 January 1964. The S-IVB stage and the Jupiter nose cone weighing 37,700 lbs was placed in a low Earth orbit. 

Apogee, 467 statute miles; perigee 162 miles; First stage burn 146 Sec. Second stage burn 481 sec. and a speed of 17,000 miles per hour. Life expectancy of the payload 300 orbits.

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Service Tower View SA-5 Lifting Off

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NASA  No.  64-SA5-31

29 January 1964

A fantastic view from the Service Tower of the mighty Saturn SA-5 lifting off from Launch Complex 37, Pad B, at 11:25 a.m. EST, 29 January 1964.

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Saturn SA-5 Launch

10  x  8   Colour Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.  KSC-64C-405

29 January 1964

The mighty Saturn SA-5 lifts from Launch Complex 37, Pad B, at 11:25 a.m. EST,  on 29 January 1964. The S-IVB stage and the Jupiter nose cone weighing 37,700 lbs was placed in a low Earth orbit. 

Apogee, 467 statute miles; perigee 162 miles; First stage burn 146 Sec. Second stage burn 481 sec. and a speed of 17,000 miles per hour. Life expectancy of the payload 300 orbits.

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Apollo SA-5 Lift Off

10  x  8  B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

29 January 1964

A wonderful view of the mighty Saturn SA-5 lifts from Launch Complex 37, Pad B, at 11:25 a.m. EST, 29 January 1964. The S-IVB stage and the Jupiter nose cone weighing 37,700 lbs was placed in a low Earth orbit. 

Apogee, 467 statute miles; perigee 162 miles; First stage burn 146 Sec. Second stage burn 481 sec. and a speed of 17,000 miles per hour. Life expectancy of the payload 300 orbits.

This very fine vintage NASA glossy photograph is in very good condition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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