Saturn IB | Apollo AS-203

Saturn IB | Apollo AS-203

Space Launch Complex 37B
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA













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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research. NASA have many launch facilities but most are inactive. The most commonly used pad will be LC-39B at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.


Apollo AS-203

The purpose of Apollo 203 was to check out the behaviour of the fuel inside the Saturn-4B stage in weightlessness, which was crucial to allow the reignition of the stage.

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Saturn IB

Height 43.20 Meters

Max Stages 2

Mass To GTO 0 kg

Liftoff Thrust 7100 kN

Diameter 6.61 Meters

Mass To LEO 21000 kg

Liftoff Mass 590 Tonnes

Launch Success 9

Consecutive Success 6

Maiden Flight 1966-02-26

Launch Failures 1




The Apollo program was the third United States human spaceflight program carried out by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), which succeeded in landing the first humans on the Moon from 1969 to 1972.

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