Saturn A-2

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Studied with the Saturn A-1 in 1959, the Saturn A-2 was deemed more powerful than the Saturn I rocket, consisting of a first stage, which actually flew on the Saturn IB, a second stage which contains four S-3 engines that flew on the Jupiter IRBM and a Centaur high-energy liquid third stage.

References[edit]

  • Koelle, Heinz Hermann, Handbook of Astronautical Engineering, McGraw-Hill,New York, 1961. The only such comprehensive handbook ever produced, and at the dawn of the space age.
  • Bilstein, Roger E, Stages to Saturn, US Government Printing Office, 1980. ISBN 0-16-048909-1.