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Saturn V

America's Apollo Moon Rocket

David N. Spires

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Incorporating the historic Saturn V News Reference, this unique document provides extraordinary detail about America's Apollo moon rocket. Every major component and system on the incredibly successful Saturn V booster is covered in detail.

Contents include: History of the Saturn V launch vehicle; First Stage S-IC; Second Stage S-II; Third Stage S-IVB; Instrument Unit; Managing and Testing the Saturn V; Dynamic Testing, Saturn V Full Scale Displays, The Saturn V, Introduction, Description, Typical Lunar Landing Mission, Earlier Saturns - Saturn 1, Uprated Saturn (Saturn 1B), How Saturn V Design Was Reached, Program Highlights, First Stage, First Stage Description, First Stage Fabrication And Assembly, Thrust Structure, Fuel Tank, LOX Tank, Intertank, Forward Skirt, Fins And Fairings, Vertical Assembly, Post Manufacturing Checkout, First Stage Systems, Fuel System, Fuel Tank, Fuel Fill And Drain System, Fuel Feed System, Fuel-Conditioning (Bubbling) System, Fuel Level Sensing And Engine Cutoff Systems, Fuel Pressurization System, LOX System, LOX Tank, LOX Fill And Drain System, LOX Delivery System, LOX Conditioning System, LOX Pressurization System, Fluid Power System, Electrical System, Instrumentation System, Measurement, Telemetry, ODOP System (Offset Doppler Tracking System), Separation System Range Safety System, Control Pressure System, Onboard Control Pressure System, Ground Control, Pressure System, Onboard Purge Pressure System, Environmental Control System, Visual Instrumentation, Film Cameras, Television System, First Stage Flight, F-1 Engine, Engine Description Thrust Chamber Assembly, Gimbal Bearing, Oxidizer Dome, Thrust Chamber Injector, Thrust Chamber Body, Thrust Chamber Nozzle Extension, Hypergol Cartridge, Pyrotechnic Igniter, Thermal Insulation, Turbopump, Oxidizer Pump, Fuel Pump, Turbine Bearing, Coolant Control Valve, Gas Generator System, Gas Generator Valve, Gas Generator Injector, Gas Generator, Combustion Chamber, Propellant Feed Control System, Oxidizer Valves, Fuel Valves, Thrust OK Pressure Switches, Pressurization System, Heat Exchanger, Heat Exchanger, Check Valve, LOX Flowmeter, Heat Exchanger Lines, Engine Interface Panel, Electrical System, Hydraulic Control System, Hypergol Manifold, Ignition Monitor Valve, Checkout Valve, Engine Control Valve, Hydraulic Filter, Four-Way Solenoid Valve Manifold, Swing Check Valve, Flight Instrumentation System, Primary Instrumentation, Auxiliary Instrumentation, Primary And Auxiliary Junction Box, Engine Operation, Engine Cutoff, Second Stage, Second Stage, Description, Structure, Interstage, Aft Skirt, Thrust Structure, Liquid Oxygen Tank, Aft LOX Bulkhead, Common Bulkhead, Liquid Hydrogen Tank, Insulation, Systems Tunnel, Forward Skirt Assembly, Final Assembly, Propellant System, Purge Subsystem, Fill And Replenish Subsystem, Chilldown, Fast Fill, Slow-Fill, Replenishment, 101 Per Cent, Shutdown venting, Subsystem Pressurization, Propellant Feed Subsystem, Recirculation Subsystem, Propellant Management System, Propellant Utilization Subsystem, Propellant Loading Subsystem, Propellant Mass Indication Subsystem, Engine Cutoff Subsystem, Propellant Level Monitoring Subsystem, Ullage Motors Thermal Control System, Flight Control System, Measurement System, Electrical System, Ordnance System, Ground Support, Leak Detection And Insulation Purge, Engine Compartment Conditioning, Third Stage, Stage Description, Stage Fabrication And Assembly, Forward Skirt Assembly, Propellant Tank Assembly, Common Bulkhead, Thrust Structure Assembly, Aft Skirt Assembly, Aft Interstage Assembly, Final Assembly, Third Stage Systems, J-2 Engine, Propellant System, Oxidizer System, LOX Tank Repressurization, LOX Tank Vent-Relief System, LOX Feed System, Fuel System, Fill And Drain, Fuel Tank Pressurization, Fuel Tank Repressurization System, much more.