Tuesday, April 05, 2011

SRB-Boosted Ground-Launched Saturn V upper stage




The latest document summary from YORF's luke strawwalker discusses "Selected Methods for Uprating Saturn Vehicles" (circa 1966).  He points out that the coolest thing in this report is the SRB-Boosted Ground-Launched Saturn V upper stage. Basically, it's a Saturn V second stage with four 120 inch Titan III-C SRMs.  This would be your basic parallel-staged rocket with the frist stage being the SRMs and the upper stage being from the Saturn V.