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Saturn V Skylab

 

SATURN V (SKYLAB) Fact Sheet
Written and Edited by Cliff Lethbridge

 

Classification: Space Launch Vehicle

Length: 333 feet, 8 inches

Diameter: 33 feet

Finspan: 63 feet

 

The Skylab Saturn V was a two-stage version of the Apollo Saturn V adapted for the specific purpose of carrying the Skylab space station into low-Earth orbit. Both the S-IC first stage and S-II second stage were improved to support the Skylab launch.

The five Rocketdyne F-1 first stage engines were uprated to produce a total thrust of 7,723,726 pounds at liftoff. The five Rocketdyne J-2 second stage engines were uprated to produce a total thrust of 1,125,000 pounds.


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