Pad 34 (1)
Research and Development of the S-1 launch vehicle. Test of the S-1 stage propulsion and
verify the structure and aerodynamics of the vehicle.
October 27, 1961 10:06 a.m.
Inclination: xxx degrees
Duration: Days, hours, min, seconds
Distance: 344km downrange
October 27, 1961. Impact in the Atlantic ocean 344km downrange
Fully fueled and ready to go, the Saturn weighed 925,000 lbs.
The first stage was loaded with 600,000 lbs of propellant (kerosene fuel and liquid oxygen). Prelaunch preparation began at 7:00am on 10/26/61. Mechanical Office tasks included
inspection of the high pressure gas panel, cable masts, and fuel masts; ordnance installation;
and preparation of the
stage (S-4), weighing
ballasted with 90,000 lbs
(11,000 gallons) water.
-Dummy third stage (S-5) weighing
ballasted with 100,000 lbs (12,000 gallons) water.
06/05/61 - LC-34 dedication
08/15/61 - S-1 Stage ondock at KSC
08/15/61 - S-IV (dummy) Stage ondock at KSC
08/15/61 - S-IU ondock at KSC
09/06/61 - Full tank
10/27/61 - Launch