Turbopump Assembly, Rotating, for M-1 Liquid Fuel Rocket Engine
- Aerojet General Corp.
- This is the turbopump rotating assembly for the M-1 rocket engine. The M-1 was a liquid oxygen (lox)/liquid hydrogen rocket engine of 1.2 to 1.5 million pounds thrust designed by the Aerojet General Corporation. It was developed as an advanced powerplant for heavy-lift, deep space missions of the post-Saturn V era. The engine was conceived for use in the contemplated Nova super booster.
- Plans to use the M-1 in the Nova vehicle included from five to fourteen of the engines. Aerojet received the contract for the M-1 in April 1962 and initially called for a 1.2 million pound engine. After delays, the first tests were made by March 1966 and the first full thrust tests made in July-August 1966. However, due to funding problem for post-Apollo projects, these were the last tests of the M-1 and its development ended.
- Aerojet General donated this M-1 turbopump to the Smithsonian Institution in 1968.
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- Gift of the Aerojet General Corporation
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- PROPULSION-Rocket Engines
- Non-Magnetic White Metal
- Adhesive Tape
- 3-D (Overall): 188 × 66 × 66cm (6 ft. 2 in. × 2 ft. 2 in. × 2 ft. 2 in.)
- Country of Origin
- United States of America
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