Accession Number:

AD0758334

Title:

The Saturn S-IVB Stage as a Test Bed for Booster Recovery,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DOUGLAS AIRCRAFT CO INC HUNTINGTON BEACH CALIF MISSILE AND SPACE SYSTEMS DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-05-25

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

By incorporation of a modification kit weighing 6500 pounds, the Saturn S-IVB stage could be adapted for complete stage recovery, including all the necessary recovery system elements. As a result, a nominal mission with a 26,00-pound payload injected into orbit, also could be performed with the Saturn IB launch vehicle. The S-IVB orbital stage would then be ocean-recovered from orbit, after successful mission completion. Author Modified Abstract

Subject Categories:

  • Manned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE