All specs were taken from technical manuals from Marshal Spaceflight Center and measurements from static displays of real rockets.
Spacecraft - Apollo BP-16 , Pegasus 1
Launch mass - 15,375 kilograms (33,896 lb)
Start of mission - February 16, 1965, 14:37:03 UTC
Rocket - Saturn I SA-9
Launch site - Cape Kennedy LC-37B
AS-103 was the third orbital flight test of a boilerplate Apollo spacecraft, and the first flight of a Pegasus micrometeroid detection satellite. Also known as SA-9, it was the third operational launch of a two-stage Saturn I launch vehicle.
Apollo boilerplate 16 was used for this mission (BP-16).
The spacecraft remained in orbit until July 10, 1985, when it re-entered the atmosphere and landed in the ocean.
The Saturn I
The first stage was made of some Redstone tanks strapped around a Jupiter tank as there was no alternative for a larger tank. Von Braun was given a tight budget and a short deadline. People called it "clusters last stand" until they saw that it worked then everyone shut up about it. The S-IV stage with its 6 cryogenic RL-10 engines proved that this technology was viable.
This has a guidance Vizzy program so it should insert itself into orbit and deploy the satellite by itself.
Launch of SA-9 and Pegasus I
Pegasus 1 being tested.
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- Number of Parts: 352
- Dimensions: 52 m x 12 m x 12 m
- Total Delta V: 5.2km/s
- Total Thrust: 10.9MN
- Engines: 27
- Wet Mass: 3.95E+5kg
- Dry Mass: 71,837kg