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SA-5 Press Kit

SA-5 Press Kit

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NASA press kit for fifth Saturn I launch
NASA press kit for fifth Saturn I launch

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P65
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10
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NE
WS
RELEASE
NATIONAL
AERONAUTICS
AND
SPACE
ADMINISTRATION
400
MARYLAND
AVENUE,
SW,
WASHINGTON,
D.
C.
20546
TELEPHONES:WORTH
2-4155
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WORTH3-6925
FOR
RELEASE:
THURSDAY
PM's
January
23,
1964
RELEASE
NO:
63-268
NASA
TO
LAUNCH
FIFTHSATURN
Fiveyearsago
the
UnitedStatesdecided
to
experiment
in
ground
testswith
a
very
large
rocket
having
a
thruct
of
one
andcne-half
million
pounds.The
program
later
expanded
to
flight"hardware"and
the
decision
was
made
inlate
1959
to
develophigh-energyliquidhydrogen
propulsion
for
upper
stages.
That
was
the
beginning
of
the
Saturn
program.
In
the
next
few
days,
no
earlier
than
Jan.
27.,
1964,
the
NationalAeronautics
andSpace
Administration
will
attempt
to
launch-more-
 
-2-
thefirst
complete
Saturn
vehicle.This
will
be
the
fifth
Saturn
to
befired
(SA-5),
the
first
of
the
BlockcII
version
ofthe
vehicle
in
which
the
second
stage
is
liveandan
earthorbitalcapability
exists.
SA-5
is
the
mostpowerful
andmost
heavilyinstrumented
rocketeverlaunched
by
the
U.S.
The
main
purposes
of
the
flight
areto
further
test
the
first
stage
(S-I),
to
demonstrate
separation
of
theS-Istage
and
the
second
stage
(S-IV),
and
to
test
the
function
of
the
S-IV
propulsion
systemWhich
usesliquid
hydrogen
to
provide
a
performancemore
t'nan
a
thirdgreater
than
conventional
fuelssuch
as
theone
used
in
the
S-I
stage.
If
all
systems
perform
as
expected,
an
inert
payload
of
38,000pounds
willbe
placed
in
earth
orbit.
The
satelliteassembly
is
84feetlong
including
the
empty
S-IV
rocket
stage.It
carries
no
scientificpayload.
The
purpose
ofthe
flight
is
to
prove
the
operation
of
a
complex
launch
vehicle
being
so
tried
forthe
first
time.
Ifall
goes
wellthe
upperelement
of
the
vehicle
will
cfit
the
earth
as
a
naturalresult
of
the
flight
course,
but
the
factthat
it
will
orbit
is
incon-sequential
tothe
development
program.-more-
 
-3-
The
Saturnproject
is
under
the
direction
of
the
Asso-
ciate
Administrator
for
Manned
Space
Flight,
Dr.
George
E.
Mueller.The
development
operation
is
directed
by
the
NASA-
Marshall
SpaceFlight
Center,
Huntsville,
Ala.,
andlaunchings
are
conducted
by
an
integrated
team
ofthe
NASA
Launch
Opera-tions
Center,Cape
Kennedy,
Fla.
andthe
Marshall
Center.
Dr.
Wernher
von
Braun
and
Dr.
KurtDebus
head
I'iarshall
and
LOC,
respectively.
ChryslerCorporation
and Douglas
Aircraft
Company,S-Iand
S-IV
primecontractor,respectively,willassist
in
the
launch
of
SA-5and
subsequent
vehicles.The
Saturn
I
testing
program
has
metwith
unequalled
success.
Four
largerockets,
each
generating
1.3
million
poundsthrust
and
weighing
about
a
million
pounds,havebeenlaunchedwithoutnotabledelayand
have
performed
perfectly.
But;
the
upcoming
test
is
farmore
difficult
thanany
performed
to
date.
Thefirst
four
missions
were
principally
to
test
the
propulsion
andcontrolsystems
ofthe
first
stage,
and
the
overallstructural
integrity
and
aerodynamicdesign
ofthe
complete
rocket.
(See
"Block
I
Testing.
)
SA-5
will
befiredfollowing
a
10-hour
countdown
from
Launch
Complex37B
at
John F.
Kennedy
Space
Center.
Thishugefacility,
underconstruction
two
years
at
a
cost
of
$65
million,
is
being
employed
forthefirst
time.
Thus
thiswill
-more-

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