Pegasus I


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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.

GENERAL INFO

  • Created On: iOS
  • Game Version: 0.8.402.0
  • Price: $24,823k
  • Number of Parts: 352
  • Dimensions: 52m x 12m x 12m

PERFORMANCE

  • Total Delta V: 5.2km/s
  • Total Thrust: 10.9MN
  • Engines: 27
  • Wet Mass: 394,701kg
  • Dry Mass: 71,837kg

STAGES

Stage Engines Delta V Thrust Burn Mass
1 9 2.6km/s 7.5MN 82s 394,701kg
2 10 2.5km/s 1.3MN 4.3m 70,797kg
4 0 0m/s 0N 0s 61,292kg

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    Especially fun while re-entering

    +1 10 days ago
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    1,001 Sneezitz

    @anjulmusic no prob

    10 days ago
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    1,469 anjulmusic

    @Sneezitz thanks!

    10 days ago
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    1,001 Sneezitz

    “So everyone shut up” lol I like that, but epic craft.

    +1 11 days ago
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    1,469 anjulmusic

    @daylodia it was fun to build. Lots of research! Good thing I live near Marshall Space Flight Center

    11 days ago
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    165 daylodia

    I downloaded it. I flew it. I gasped when the fairing opened! Nice!! I gotta fly it again to see that.

    +2 11 days ago
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    1,469 anjulmusic

    @MarioG thanks!

    11 days ago
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    25.8k MarioG

    very nice :D

    11 days ago

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