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PICTORIAL PROGRESS REPORT

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S T R DVL P E T AU N E E OM N

Prepared by ORDAB-DSLA

This booklet of photographs has been assembled through t h e cooperation of various personnel i n the l a b o r a t o r i e s of t h e Development Operations Division of ABMA.
It i s presented

a s p i c t o r i a l progress r e p o r t of t h e . f a c i l i t i e s build up and t h e development of the Saturn booster configuration during the f i r s t t h r e e q u a r t e r s of calendar year.1959.
It i s a n t i c i p a t e d t h a t

a d d i t i o n a l volumes w i l l be issued a s t h e program progresses through t h e Research and Development phase.

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1/10 SCALE SATURN MOCK-UP AS DEmLOPED FOR USE I N PRESENTATIONS TO ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS AGENCY AND THE NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION.

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MODEL OF SATURN BOOSTER ON LAUNCHER WITH OUTBOARD SUPPORTS RETRACTED.

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VIEW OF ARRANGEMENT OF COMPONENTS. NOTE PROPELLANT SUCTION LINES, PLACEMENT OF BOOSTER LANDING ROCKETS, AND LARGE DIAMETER WATER FLUSHING LINE MOUNTED ON LAUNCHER.

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VIEW OF DETAILS OF RETRACTABLE MISSILE SUPPORT ARM. *

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DETAIL VIEW OF RETRACTABLE SUPPORT I N RETRACTED POSITION.

Fig. 11 VIEW OE FIXED SUPPORT WITH HOLD DOWN MECHANISM I N PLACE.

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VIEW OF FIXED SUPPORT WITH H9LD DOWN MECHANISM I N UNLATCHED POSITION.

Fig. 14 SIDE VIEW OF CARDBOARD MODEL OF PROPOSED LATER SHROUD DESIGN.

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OUTBOARD CONFIGURATION OF H - 1 ENGINE WITH BAG CONCEPT FOR HEAT PROTECTION OF COMPONENTS DISPLAYED.

114 SCALE,MOCK-UP AS DEVELOPED FOR USE OF ARMY BALLISTIC MISSILE AGENCY IN STUDYING HANDLING AND ASSEMBLY FIXTURES.

Fig. 17 VIEW OF ONE-FOURTH SCALE SATURN PRIOR TO ASSEMBLY OF SHROUDS ON ASSEMBLY JIG-TRANSPORTER.

FULL SCALE MOCK-UP DEVELOPED FOR THE ARMY BALLISTIC MISSILE AGENCY TO DEFINE INTERNAL SPACE ARRANGEMENTS, ACCESSIBILITY, AND CHECK-OUT TEST FACILITIES.

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STRUCTURE AND ENGINE CONFIGURATION NOTE ASPIRATORS ON TWO OF THE OUT BOARD ENGINES.

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DETAILS OF INBOARD ENGINE MOUNT LOOKING OUTBOARD.

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VIEW-BETWEEN INBOARD ENGINES LOOKING TOWARD CENTER'OF MISSILE SHOWING CLEARANCE FROM ABOVE.

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Fig. 38 INTERIM STRUCTURE I N POSITION FOR ATTACHING MOCK-UP SHROUD OVER


OUTBOARD ENGINE POSITION.

Fig. 40 UPPER OUTBOARD SHROUD PANEL BEING ASSEMBLED ON MOCK-UP.

Fig. 41 A QUADRANT OF UPPER SHROUD PANELS.

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QUADRANT OF BOTH UPPER AND LOWER SHROUD PANEL IN PLACE ON MOCK-UP.

Fig. 44 CLOSE UP OF LOWER SHROUD CONFIGURATION.

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OVERALL VIEW OF TAIL MOCK-UP PRIOR TO TRANSPORT TO TEST STAND.

H-1 ENGINE MOCK-UP (1010 CONFIGURATION) DEVELOPED BY ROCKETDYNE AS AN AID I N DETERMINING HANDLING, SERVICING AND ARRANGEMENT OF ANCILLARY COMPONENTS.

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HARD MOCK-UP OF H-1 ENGINE WITH ASPIRATOR.

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VIEW O F HARD MOCK-W O F H - 1 ENGINE LOOKING AT TURBO PUMP S I D E .

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H-1 MOCK-UP VIEWED FROM OUTRIGGER S I D E .

LABORATORY F A C I L I T I E S OF THE ARMY BALLISTIC M I S S I L E AGENCY SHOWING MODIFICATIONS AND NEW EQUIPMENT FOR THE SATURN PROGRAM.

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SATURN STATIC TEST POSITION DURING CONSTRUCTION VIEWED FROM THE SOUTHEAST.

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SATURN S T A T I C T E S T F A C I L I T Y VIEWED F R O M T H E EAST DURING CONSTRUCTION.

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VIEW OF T E S T TOWER FROM NORTH SHOWING OVERHEAD CRANE STRUCTURE.

Fig. 55 SATURN TEST POSITION SHOWING SELF-PROPELLED CRANE.

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VIEW OF STATIC TEST POSITION WITH MOCK-UP SATURN TAIL I N PLACE FROM BELOW AND THE NORTH.

F i g . 60 GENERAL VIEW OF THE SHEET METAL FABRICATION FACILITY SHOWING SOME OF THE TOOLING USED FOR SATURN. I N THE TOREGROUND 1s A MACHINE FOR TRIMMING TANK SECTIONS.

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MODEL SATURN TANK USED TO STUDY PROPELLANT SLOSHING PROBLEMS.

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