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Four versions: 205,000 pounds, 200,000 pounds, 188,000 pounds, and 165,000 pounds.
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PROPELLANTS :

(kerosene) f u e l and Liquid Oxygen ( o x i d i z e r ) .

Thrust Chamber : P r o p e l l a n t Supply: Turbine Drive: DIMENS IONS :

Tubular w a l l , r e g e n e r a t i v e l y cooled. Twin pumps d r i v e n through a gearbox by a s i n g l e t u r b i n e .

G s g e n e r a t o r burning main p r o p e l l a n t s . a
Eight f e e t - s i x inches i n length, f i v e f e e t - s i x inches i n width. Saturn I and Saturn I B f i r s t s t a g e s i n c l u s t e r of eight. I n e a r l y Saturn I E versions, 200,000 poundt h r u s t engine produced t o t a l of 1.6 m i l l i o n pounds of t h r u s t . I n l a t e r v e r s i o n , 205,000 pound-thrust engines produce t h r u s t of 1.64 m i l l i o n pounds. Developed and is being produced by Rocketdyne under t h e t e c h n i c a l d i r e c t i o n of National Aeronautics and Spsce Administration, Marshall Space F l i g h t Center, H u n t s v i l l e , Ala. Development c o n t r a c t awarded Sept., 1958. F i r s t f u l l d u r a t i o n f i r i n g , Dec., 1958. F i r s t engine d e l i v e r e d A p r i l , 1959. F i r s t f l y a b l e engine d e l i v e r e d t o NASA, Jan. 27, 1960. F i r s t e i g h t engine c l u s t e r test by NASA, Apr. 29, 1960. Formal Preliminary F l i g h t Rating Test of 188,000 poundt h r u s t engine completed Sept. 28, 1962. Development of 200,000 pound-thrust v e r s i o n began Nov. 8 , 1963. F i r s t engine d e l i v e r e d t o Chrysler Corporation a t NASA's Michoud Assembly F a c i l i t i e s , La., March, 1964. F i r s t 205,000 pound-thrust v e r s i o n d e l i v e r e d O c t , 1965. F i r s t c l u s t e r of 200,000 p o u n d - t h p s t engines used t o launch i n i t i a l Saturn IB f l i g h t Feb. 26, 1966.

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RWM Rev. 07/15/68