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SATURN DEVELOPMENT

Prepared by ORDAB-DSLA

T h i s second b o o k l e t of photographs has been assembled through t h e c o o p e r a t i o n of v a r i o u s p e r s o n n e l i n t h e l a b o r a t o r i e s of t h e Development Operations D i v i s i o n of ABMA.
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i s p r e s e n t e d a s p i c t o r i a l p r o g r e s s r e p o r t of t h e f a c i l i t i e s b u i l d up and t h e development of t h e S a t u r n b o o s t e r configur a t i o n d u r i n g t h e l a s t q u a r t e r of c a l e n d a r y e a r 1959 and t h e f i r s t q u a r t e r of c a l e n d a r y e a r 1960. 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 i s s u e d a s t h e program p r o g r e s s e s through t h e Research and Development phase.

SATURN MOCK-UPS AS DEVELOPED AS AN A I D I N SPACE VEHICLE PROGRAM PRESENTATIONS, ARRANGEMENT O F COMPONENTS, DEVELOPMENT O F HANDLING F I X T U R E S AND HARDWARE INSTALLATION AND FUNCTIONAL CHECKOUT.

Fig. 3

1:10 SATURN BOOSTER ON LAUNCHER WITH LONG AND SHORT CABLE MAST CONNECTED.

Fig. 4

1:10 SATURN BOOSTER ON LAUNCHER WITH LONG AND SHORT CABLE MAST DISCONNECTED.

Fig. 5

CLOSE UP OF 1:10 SATURN WITH SHORT CABLE MAST AND HOLD DOWN ARMS CONNECTED.

Fig. 6

CLOSE UP OF 1: 10 SATURN WITH SHORT CABLE MAST AND HOLD DOWN ARMS DISCONNECTED.

Fig. 7

1:10 SATURN VEHICLE ON DISPLAY STAND VIEWED FROM F I N I1
(UPPER STAGES DEPICT AN EARLY CONFIGURATION).

Fig. 8

1:10 SATURN VEHICLE ON DISPLAY STAND.

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1:10 SATURN BOOSTER ON DISPLAY STAND SHOWING ENGINE COMPARTMENTS AND T A I L SHROUDING.

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Fig. 1 FULL SCALE SATURN T A I L MOCK-UP SHOWING PROPELLANT F I L L 1 AND DRAIN CONNECTIONS AND CUTOUTS FOR RETRO-ROCKETS AND
MOUNTING STRUCTURE.

Fig. 12

FULL SCALE H - l OUTBOARD ENGINE MOCK-UP VIEWED FROM LOX SIDE.

Fig. 14

S I D E VIEW O F FULL SCALE F I X E D SUPPORT (INBOARD), WITH HOLD DOWN MECHANISM I N PLACE AND WATER FLUSHING L I N E (TORUS RING).

Fig. 16 SIDE VIEW OF FULL SCALE RETRACTABLE SUPPORT ARM (OUTBOARD).

Fig. 17 CLOSE-UP VIEW OF QUICK DISCONNECT HOUSING MOUNTED IN SHORT CABLE MAST.

Fig. 18 FULL SCALE MOCK-UP OF SHORT CABLE MAST.

F i g . 19

FULL SCALE MOCK-UP OF SHORT CABLE MAST IN RETRACTED POSITION.

LABORATORY FACILITIES OF THE ARMY BALLISTIC MISSILE AGENCY SHOWING SATURN TEST FACILITIES.

Fig.

20

FULL SCALE 70-INCH DIAMETER SATURN TANK UNDERGOING HYDROSTATIC TEST.

Fig. 21 FULL SCALE 105-INCH DIAMETER SATURN TANK UNDERGOING HYDROSTATIC TEST.

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SATURN PRESSURIZATION SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT TEST I N TEST LABORATORY STAND 114.

Fig. 25 FULL SCALE ANTI-SLOSH TEST OF 105-INCH DIAMETER SATURN TANK.

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29

SATURN STATIC TEST FACILITY VIEWED FROM THE EAST SHOWING FLAME DEFLECTOR.

SATURN BOOSTER T E S T AND HANDLING F I X T U R E AND BOOSTER TRANSPORTER DEVELOPED AT THE ARMY B A L L I S T I C M I S S I L E AGENCY.

Fig. 30 VIEW OF SATURN TUG AND FORWARD MOTORIZED TRANSPORTER.

Fig. 36 GENERAL SCENE OF TEST FIXTURE PRIOR TO INSTALLATION IN SATURN STATIC TEST FACILITY.

F i g . 37

VIEW OF TEST FIXTURE I N SATURN STATIC TEST FACILITY.

LABORATORY FACILITIES OF THE ARMY BALLISTIC MISSILE AGENCY SHOWING FABRICATION OF THE SATURN TEST VEHICLE (SA-T)

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Fig. 38

VIEW OF LOX SUMP FOR 105" DIAMETER TANK.

Fig. 39

VIEW OF UPPER LOX MANIFOLD INSTALLED ON 105" DIAMETER TANK.

Fig. 40 VIEW OF 70" DIAMETER TANK MOUNTED ON CIRCUMFERENTIAL
WELDER.

Fig. 41 VIEW OF 105" DIAMETER TANK MOUNTED ON CIRCUMFERENTIAL WELDER.

Fig. 42 INTERIOR VIEW OF 105" DIAMETER LOX TANK SHOWING INTERNAL STRUCTURE AND "LADDER".

F i g . 43

VIEW OF SPIDER BEAM AND HANDLING RING I N ASSEMBLY FIXTURE

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Fig. 45

GENERAL VI;EW OF GN2 SPHERES USED IN SA-T.

Fig. 46

GENERAL VIE'W O S P I D E R BEAM WITH GN2 SPHERES AND HANDLING F RING INSTALLED.

Fig. 47

GENERAL VIEW OF 105" DIAMETER CORRUGATED TAIL SECTION DURING ASSEMBLY.

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VIEW OF 105" DIAMETER TAIL SECTION ON TRANSPORTER.

Fig. 51 GENERAL VIEW OF MAIN ASSEMBLY FIXTURE WITH SA-T DURING THE EARLY STAGES OF ASSEMBLY.

F i g . 60

VIEW OF SA-T BOOSTER DURING INSTALLATION I N STATIC TEST TOWER.

Fig. 61 VIEW OF SA-T BOOSTER INSTALLED IN STATIC TEST TOWER.

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Paul Schulze Head Spier Fuhrmann Bergler Davidson Heusinger Hellebrand Kroll Verble Thrower Detko Hunt Sawyer Palaoro Pedigo (11) G r i n e r (6)

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