Saturn V-B

Studied in 1968 by Marshall Space Flight Center, the Saturn V-B was considered an interesting vehicle concept because it nearly represents a single-stage to orbit booster, but is actually a stage and a half booster just like the Atlas. The booster would achieve liftoff via five regular F-1 engines; four of the five engines on the Saturn V-B would be jettisoned and could be fully recoverable, with the sustainer stage on the rocket continuing the flight into orbit. The rocket could have had a good launch capability similar to that of the Space Shuttle if it was constructed, but it never flew.

Saturn launch vehicle family
Early proposals
  • Juno V
  • Saturn A-1
  • A-2
  • B-1
"C" series
  • Saturn C-1
  • C-2
  • C-3
  • C-4
  • C-5
  • C-5N
  • C-8
Saturn I series
  • Saturn I
  • IB
  • IB-CE
  • IB-A
  • IB-B
  • IB-C
  • IB-D
  • INT-05
  • INT-11
  • INT-12
  • INT-13
  • INT-14
  • INT-15
  • INT-16
  • INT-27
  • LCB
Saturn II series
  • Saturn II
  • INT-17
  • INT-18
  • INT-19
Saturn V series
  • Saturn V
  • MLV
  • V ELV
  • INT-20
  • INT-21
  • INT-23
  • INT-24
  • INT-25
  • Saturn-Shuttle
  • Saturn V-3
  • V-A
  • V-B
  • V-C
  • V-D
  • V-Centaur
  • Jarvis

Famous quotes containing the word saturn:

    Test of the poet is knowledge of love,
    For Eros is older than Saturn or Jove;
    Never was poet, of late or of yore,
    Who was not tremulous with love-lore.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)