Rocket Engine, Liquid Fuel, H-1
- Rocketdyne Division, Rockwell International Corporation
- The H-1 liquid-fuel rocket engine was the first stage powerplant of the Saturn 1 and Saturn 1B launch vehicles, precursors to the Saturn V that took men to the Moon in the Apollo program. The Saturn 1 and Saturn 1B were each fitted with eight H-1 engines in their first stages. The engine used RP-1 (kerosene) and liquid oxygen and produced up to 205,000 pounds of thrust. The Saturn 1 first flew in 1961 while the last Saturn 1B was flown in 1975 for the low-Earth orbit Apollo-Soyuz Test Project. The H-1 was developed and built by Rocketdyne, a division of the North Amercian Rockwell Corp. This engine was transferred to the Smithsonian in 1970 from the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center.
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- Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
- ca. 1958-1975
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- PROPULSION-Rocket Engines
- Chamber and nozzle coolant passages 347 stainless steel. Propellant tanks, lines, and valves, stainless steel. Pumps, aluminum alloys; turbine, Hastealloy. Injector, OHFC copper and 347 stainless steel.
- Combustion chamber made of 292 stainless steel tubes. The assembly, except for inlet manifold, was furnaced brazed with gold brazing alloy. Injectors, furanced brazed.
- Overall: 8 ft. 4 in. long x 3 ft. 11 in. diameter (254 x 119.38cm)
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- United States of America
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