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PICTORIAL PROGRESS REPORT OF

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Volume IV

By Layout Section

GEORGE C. MARSHALL SPACE FLIGHT CENTER

PICTORIAL PROGRESS R E P O R T OF T H E SATURN LAUNCH VEHICLE DEVELOPMENT Volume IV

LAYOUT SECTION VEHICLE ENGINEERING BRANCH PROPULSION AND VEHICLE ENGINEERING DIVISION

PICTORIAL PROGRESS REPORT OF THE SATURN LAUNCH VEHICLE DEVELOPMENT

Volume IV

T h i s fourth booklet of photographs h a s been a s s e m b l e d by the Layout Section, Vehicle Engineering Branch, Propulsion and Vehicle Engineering Division with the cooperation of many personnel in other Divisions of t h e George C. M a r s h a l l Space Flight Center. It i s p r e s e n t e d a s a P i c t o r i a l P r o g r e s s Report of the f a c i l i t i e s buildup and t h e development of the Saturn Launch Vehicle System during t h e c a l e n d a r y e a r 196 1. It i s anticipated t h a t additional volumes will b e i s s u e d a s t h e p r o g r a m p r o g r e s s e s through the r e s e a r c h and development phase.

F e b r u a r y 1962

LAUNCH VEHICLE TRANSPORTATION

FIGURE 1. T H E PALAEMON USED F O R LAUNCH VEHICLE TRANSPORTATION FROM MSFC T O WHEELER DAM

FIGURE 2. S-I STAGE BEING UNLOADED F O R TRANSPORTATION AROUND WHEELER DAM

X 3 0 1 VVVCI N O S T I M 3H;G L V SI NMOHS M 3 I A 3 H L 1 V X 3 A V N V 3 Z 6 V 3 O L VVVCI X 3 1 3 3 H M VVOX.3 1- V S L X 0 6 S N V X L O L CI3N3IS3CI ' 3 ~ 1 ~ 0 X d V V 0 3 3H;G ' 3 X n 3 I i I

SA- 1 PREPARATION AND LAUNCHING

FIGURE 5.

S-I STAGE BEING E R E C T E D ON LAUNCH PEDASTAL

FIGURE 7.

E R E C T E D VEHICLE WITH SERVICE STRUCTURE I N P L A C E

F I G U R E 8.

NIGHT V I E W J U S T PRIOR T O L A U N C H

FIGURE 9. SERVICE TOWER WITHDRAWN F O R R F CHECKS. BOOSTER COVERED F O R RAIN PROTECTION

F I G U R E 10.

IGNITION

F I G U R E 11.

SUCCESS!

POST LAUNCH SCENES V L F 34

FIGURE 15.

V L F 34 D E F L E C T O R

F I G U R E 16.

VIEW SHOWING DAMAGED LONG C A B L E MAST

F I G U R E 17.

LOX FILL AND DRAIN MAST

VERTICAL LAUNCH FACILITY 37

MODELS AND MOCK- U P S

FIGURE 19.

1/ 10 SCALE C- I VEHICLE WITH A P O L L O CAPSULE

FIGURE 20. A F T V I E W OF DOUGLAS AIRCRAFT CO. l / 10 SCALE S-IV STAGE MODEL

FIGURE 2 1. F U L L SCALE SA- 5 S-I STAGE T A I L AREA MOCK- U P

FIGURE 22. F U L L SCALE SA-5 FORWARD AREA S - I STAGE MOCK-UP WITH DAC S-IV STAGE A F T MATING MOCK-UP

F I G U R E 23. DAC S-IV STAGE FORWARD MATING MOCK-UP WITH INSTRUMENT COMPARTMENT MOCK-UP

LABORATORY FACILITIES O F T H E MARSHALL S P A C E FLIGHT CENTER

F I G U R E 27.

LOAD T E S T ON 105" DIAMETER LOX TANK

FIGURE 28. TEST S E T - U P T O DETERMINE GIMBAL LOADS PRODUCED B Y PRESSURE AND VACUUM ON HEAT SHIELD CURTAINS

F I G U R E 31. S P A C E MAINTENANCE RESEARCH STUDY T O DETERMINE MAN'S CAPABILITY T O P E R F O R M REPAIRS IN S P A C E

FIGURE 32. S P A C E MAINTENANCE WORKER PERFORMING TASKS WHILE UNDER 3.5 P S I SUIT PRTSSURE AND STANDING ON AIR BEARING P L A T F O R M

STATIC AND DYNAMIC TESTING FACILITIES F O R T H E SATURN LAUNCH VEHICLE

FIGURE 34.

S - I STAGE B E I N G LOWERED INTO DYNAMIC TEST STAND

F I G U R E 35.

C O M P L E T E D VEHICLE IN DYNAMIC T E S T STAND

SA-2, SA-3, A N D SA-4 L A U N C H VEHICLES

L n O X 3 3 H 3 802 NOISIAIa ALITVflO O L AVM SLI NO ( ~ ~ 3 NO) P-VS 1 8 L S V ~ Z T T O X3 ~ 1 3 s ~ I H Z A ET~ E-vs~ Z L ~ T ~ Y- 8V m n 3 1 ~ s O ~

ENGINE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

F I G U R E 39.

1 , 5 0 0 , 0 0 0 POUND THRUST F - 1 ENGINE S T A T I C FIRING

FIGURE 41. STATIC FIRING OF T H E R L 10 HYDROGEN ENGINE (THIS T Y P E T O B E USED ON S-IV STAGE)

F I G U R E 42.

M O C K - U P O F R L - 10 1 5 , 0 0 0 P O U N D T H R U S T E N G I N E

F I G U R E 43. S C A L E M O D E L O F 2 0 0 , 0 0 0 POUND THRUST J-2 HYDROGEN ENGINE T O B E USED ON SATURN S-I1 & S - I V B S T A G E S

DOUGLAS AIRCRAFT S-IV STAGE FABRICATION AND TEST FACILITIES

F I G U R E 45.

WELDING S-IV COMMON DOME

MSFC MICHOUD FACILITY

FIGURE 49. LOOKING SOUTHWEST F R O M T H E NORTHEAST CORNER O F T H E MANUFACTURING BUILDING, 4 0 ' X 125' DOORS ON RIGHT

INDEX T O N. A. S. A. P H O T O LAB NEGATIVE NUMBERS

F i g . 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

6.
7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 2 1. 22. 23. 24.

M6 1- 1364- 1 M61- 1 6 9 2 - 3 1 M61- 1692- 12 1 M61-367 M61- 1856-35 "Id61- 1856- 39 M6 1- 1856- 37 M61-2386-5 Not A v a i l a b l e M61-2383-2 M6 1-2383- 1 3 M61-9031 LOD61-8880 LOD6 1 - 8 9 2 4 LOD61-8931 LOD6 1-8920 61-9034 M61- 1877- 1 M61-2743-3 M61- 1 3 0 3 - 4 2- 14-2 M61-2740-2 M61-2740-9 M61- 1589-5

2-118 2 - 124 M6 1- 19 12- 3 M6 1-2 1 3 8 - 3 Not a v a i l a b l e M61-655- 1 M6 1-26 18- 3 M61-2618-6 M61-1119 M61- 1026-5 61-SA1-4 Not a v a i l a b l e M61-20 11- 10 2-46-2 M61-2019-3 M-M5-67226-60 Rev. A 2M65 M61- 1276- 14 M6 1- 127 1 Not a v a i l a b l e Not a v a i l a b l e Not a v a i l a b l e Not a v a i l a b l e M61-2749-56 M61-2749-6

APPROVAL PICTORJAL PROGRESS REPORT OF THE SATURN LAUNCH VEHICLE DEVELOPMENT Volume IV The information in this r e p o r t has been reviewed f o r s e c u r i t y c l a s s i f i cation. Review of any information concerning Department of Defense o r Atomic E n e r g y Commission p r o g r a m s h a s been m a d e b y the MSFC S e c u r i t y Classification Officer. This r e p o r t , in i t s e n t i r e t y , h a s been d e t e r m i n e d to be unclassified.

G. 'w. KRAUS Chief, Layout Section

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W. A. MRAZEK D i r e c t o r , P r o p u l s i o n and Vehicle Engineering Division