Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
STUDY SUMMARY: Saturn C-5 and Nova with Various Chemical and Nuclear 3rd Stages
#1
Here's an interesting short study from June of 1962... The full title is "Payload, Cost, and Reliability Analysis of Saturn C-5 and Nova with Various Nuclear and Chemical Third Stages". There's some interesting graphics of the early Saturn C-5 and Nova proposals and some dimensioned drawings (in page-size segments, and unfortunately partially faded out or flaked off toner from poor reproductions) showing the structures of the NERVA nuclear rocket stage and NERVA engine reactor chamber and nozzles. There's also some interesting information that I summarized in the study summary as well on the NERVA stage and the Saturn C-5 and Nova rockets.

Enjoy! OL JR [Image: smile.gif]

(07-19-2015, 09:03 PM)luke strawwalker Wrote: Here's an interesting short study from June of 1962... The full title is "Payload, Cost, and Reliability Analysis of Saturn C-5 and Nova with Various Nuclear and Chemical Third Stages". There's some interesting graphics of the early Saturn C-5 and Nova proposals and some dimensioned drawings (in page-size segments, and unfortunately partially faded out or flaked off toner from poor reproductions) showing the structures of the NERVA nuclear rocket stage and NERVA engine reactor chamber and nozzles. There's also some interesting information that I summarized in the study summary as well on the NERVA stage and the Saturn C-5 and Nova rockets.

Enjoy! OL JR [Image: smile.gif]

First, various Saturn and Nova variants with or without NERVA nuclear engine stages compared to the Atlas Centaur...
   

Second, upper end of a stage drawing...
   

Third, middle of the stage drawing with NERVA engine...
   

Fourth, middle drawing of Saturn V second stage, third drawing of this series...
   

Fifth, Saturn V second stage engine and interstage area, final drawing of this series...
   

More to come! OL JR [Image: smile.gif]

First, top end of the next drawing series...
   

Second, first middle drawing with the interstage and NERVA engine...
   

Third, second middle drawing...
   

Fourth, third middle drawing of Saturn C-5 with M-1 engine second stage and NERVA third stage...
   

Fifth, last drawing-- M-1 engine and interstage for Saturn V second stage...
   

More to come! OL JR

First, First pic of the next series...
   

Second, middle pic of the same series, with NERVA engine...
   

Third, last pic of the same series, Nova second stage with four M-1 engines and NERVA third stage...
   

Fourth, Apollo size launch vehicles...
   

Fifth, Nova Apollo size launch vehicles...
   

More to come! OL JR

First, Saturn C-5 payload comparison chart...
   

Second, Reliability chart...
   

Third, Configurations compared for performance...
   

Finally, Nova weight estimates...
   

That's it...

Later! OL JR


Attached Files
.txt   STUDY SUMMARY- Payload, Cost, Reliability of Saturn C-5 and Nova with Nerva or Chemical Stages.txt (Size: 29.26 KB / Downloads: 1)
Reply


Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)