Rocketdyne F-1

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F-1
F-1 rocket engine.jpg
Information about F-1 rocket engine (in United States customary units).
TypeRocket engine
Place of originUnited States
Service history
In service1967–1973
Used bySaturn V
Production history
ManufacturerRocketdyne
Produced1959
No. built65
Variants2
  • F-1A
  • F-1B
Specifications
Mass
  • Dry: 8,400 kilograms (18,500 lb)
  • Gross: 9,150 kilograms (20,180 lb)
Length5.6 metres (18.5 ft)
Diameter3.7 metres (12.2 ft)

Engine6,770,000 newtons (1,522,000 lbf)
PropellantRP1/LOX

The Rocketdyne F-1 was the rocket engine used on Saturn V. Although it had some problems during test, it never failed in flight. It was first flown in Apollo 4. It was also planned to use on following rockets:

  • Nova NASA-1
  • Nova A-1
  • Nova NASA-2
  • Jarvis-1
  • Nova B-1
  • Nova 59-4-2
  • Saturn MLV 5-23L-0
  • Saturn S-IB-2
  • Nova 59-4-1
  • Nova 60-8-1
  • Saturn S-ID
  • Saturn S-IB-4

Related pages[change | change source]

Other websites[change | change source]

  • "F-1". Encyclopaedia Astronautica.