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Saturn SA-1



This was the first flight test of the Saturn 1 launch vehicle. The uncrewed suborbital flight used a Saturn 1 first stage to carry water-filled dummy upper stages to an altitude of 136.5 km and a downrange distance of 345.7 km. The flight accomplished its objective of verifying the aerodynamical and structural design of the Saturn 1 booster.

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    Facts in Brief

    Launch Date: 1961-10-27
    Launch Vehicle: Saturn 1
    Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States

    Funding Agency

    • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (United States)


    • Planetary Science

    Additional Information

    Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Dr. David R. Williams



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