Author Topic: Manned Flight Plans Before May 1961  (Read 4283 times)

Offline Proponent

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5408
  • Liked: 945
  • Likes Given: 622
Re: Manned Flight Plans Before May 1961
« Reply #20 on: 06/06/2018 11:06 PM »
Source for uprated H-1's being used on the C-2?

I thought I read that in Bilstein's Stages to Saturn but I can't find the reference so I'll withdraw the comment. The Saturn IB had uprated H-1s so it seems logical the the C-2 would also but of course that doesn't mean it was intended.

A 3-page article (attached) in the 14 December 1961 issue of Flight  (now Flight International) substantiates your claim.  A paragraph on Saturn at the end reads, in part:

    Saturn C-l. Stages: (1) eight 188,0001b Rocketdyne H-l engines, (S-l stage); (2) six 15,0001b P & W RL-10 engines (S-4 stage). Capable of placing 20,0001b in near-Earth orbit.
    Saturn C-2. Stages: (1) eight H-l engines (S-1A stage); (2) four 200,0001b Rocketdyne J-2 engines (S-2 stage); (3) six RL-10 engines (S-4 stage). Capable of placing 45,0001b in near-Earth orbit; 15,0001b to escape velocity.
« Last Edit: 06/06/2018 11:30 PM by Proponent »

Tags: