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Block 1 Apollo CSM Weight
« on: 03/11/2018 01:54 PM »
Anyone got a number for the dry and fueled weight of the Apollo 204 Block 1 CSM

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Re: Block 1 Apollo CSM Weight
« Reply #1 on: 03/12/2018 01:38 AM »
The attached document has a limited amount of weight data for CM 012 as of July 1966 (see the end).

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Re: Block 1 Apollo CSM Weight
« Reply #2 on: 03/12/2018 09:07 PM »
WAs the inert weight of the Block 1 CSM lighter or heavier than the inert weight of the Block 2 CSM ?

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Re: Block 1 Apollo CSM Weight
« Reply #3 on: 03/12/2018 09:39 PM »
I'll note that the AS-202 payload (20,175.8 kg separated) was significantly heavier than the AS-205 (Apollo 7) payload (16,528 kg).

Do you think the AS-202 SM had to act as a third stage to achieve orbit?

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Re: Block 1 Apollo CSM Weight
« Reply #4 on: 03/13/2018 03:12 PM »
I'll note that the AS-202 payload (20,175.8 kg separated) was significantly heavier than the AS-205 (Apollo 7) payload (16,528 kg).

Do you think the AS-202 SM had to act as a third stage to achieve orbit?
No, because AS-202 was a suborbital mission.  As far as the Saturn IB performance was concerned, the S-IVB cutoff was at 6800m/s, well short of orbital velocity, and the stage impacted about 5800km downrange.

NASA-TM-X-53470
http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19660018447

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Re: Block 1 Apollo CSM Weight
« Reply #5 on: 03/13/2018 06:39 PM »
WAs the inert weight of the Block 1 CSM lighter or heavier than the inert weight of the Block 2 CSM ?

heavier

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