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Name of Image: F-1 Engine
MIX #: 9801771
NIX #: 9801771 MSFC-9801771
Date of Image: 1960-01-01
Category: Saturn Apollo Program

Full Description: This chart provides the vital statistics for the F-1 rocket engine. Developed by Rocketdyne, under the direction of the Marshall Space Flight Center, the F-1 engine was utilized in a cluster of five engines to propel the Saturn V's first stage, the S-IC. Liquid oxygen and kerosene were used as its propellant. Initially rated at 1,500,000 pounds of thrust, the engine was later uprated to 1,522,000 pounds of thrust after the third Saturn V launch (Apollo 8, the first marned Saturn V mission) in December 1968. The cluster of five F-1 engines burned over 15 tons of propellant per second, during its two and one-half minutes of operation, to take the vehicle to a height of about 36 miles and to a speed of about 6,000 miles per hour.
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Keywords: F-1 Engine
MSFC Negative Number: 9801771
Reference Number: MSFC-75-SA-4105-2C
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