NASA Study Summary: "Apollo "A"/Saturn C-1 Launch Vehicle System"
Hey guys... here's a study from 1961 entitled "Apollo "A" Saturn C-1 Launch Vehicle System". The report was basically an in-depth (440 pages!) report on the Saturn I/ Saturn I Block II as it stood in July of 61. The report was put out for prospective bidders to help them design the Apollo "Block A" spacecraft proposals for submission to NASA, since the Apollo boilerplates would fly on Saturn I Block II before they flew on anything else (which was still supposed to be NOVA when this study was published!) There's a LOT of minutae in the report, but the introduction has some good historical background information and there's quite a few good graphics in the report as well. I didn't bother summarizing antenna viewing angles for maximum signal fidelity of the vehicle telemetry in relation to the exhaust plume signal blocking and other such arcane subjects that the report goes into at length, but I did summarize the more interesting historical stuff and snip the graphics out of it. Enjoy! OL JR
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