The Saturn C-8 was the largest member of the Saturn series of rockets to be designed. It was a potential alternative to the Nova rocket, should NASA have chosen a direct-landing method of lunar exploration for the Apollo program. The first stage was an increased diameter version of the S-IC. The second stage was an increased diameter S-II stage. Both of these stages had eight engines, as opposed to the standard five. The third stage was a stretched S-IVB stage, which retained its original diameter and engine.

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  • El Saturno C-8 fue uno de los cohetes inicialmente considerado (en 1960) para llevar a cabo el primer alunizaje tripulado del programa Apolo. No pasó de la fase de estudio. Fue el mayor de los cohetes tipo Saturno que se consideraron, diseñado para la modalidad de vuelo directo a la Luna. Habría utilizado ocho motores F-1 en la primera etapa, ocho J-2 en la segunda y un J-2 en la tercera. Se distinguía del proyectado cohete Nova en el uso de motores J-2 en la segunda etapa en lugar de motores M-1. (es)
  • The Saturn C-8 was the largest member of the Saturn series of rockets to be designed. It was a potential alternative to the Nova rocket, should NASA have chosen a direct-landing method of lunar exploration for the Apollo program. The first stage was an increased diameter version of the S-IC. The second stage was an increased diameter S-II stage. Both of these stages had eight engines, as opposed to the standard five. The third stage was a stretched S-IVB stage, which retained its original diameter and engine. NASA announced on September 7, 1961 that the government-owned Michoud Ordnance Plant near New Orleans, LA, would be the site for fabrication and assembly of the Saturn first stages as well as larger vehicles in the Saturn program. Finalists were two government-owned plants in St. Louis and New Orleans. The height of the factory roof at Michoud meant that an 8 x F-1 engined launch vehicle (Saturn C-8, Nova class) could not be built; 4 or 5 engines would have to be the maximum.This decision ended consideration of a Nova class launch vehicle for Direct Ascent to the Moon or as heavy-lift derivatives for Earth Orbit Rendezvous. Ultimately, the Lunar Orbit Rendezvous ("LOR") concept approved in 1962 rendered the C-8 obsolete, and the smaller Saturn C-5 was developed instead under the designation "Saturn V", as the LOR spacecraft was within its payload capacity. The Saturn C-8 configuration was never taken further than the design process, as it was too large and costly. (en)
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  • El Saturno C-8 fue uno de los cohetes inicialmente considerado (en 1960) para llevar a cabo el primer alunizaje tripulado del programa Apolo. No pasó de la fase de estudio. Fue el mayor de los cohetes tipo Saturno que se consideraron, diseñado para la modalidad de vuelo directo a la Luna. Habría utilizado ocho motores F-1 en la primera etapa, ocho J-2 en la segunda y un J-2 en la tercera. Se distinguía del proyectado cohete Nova en el uso de motores J-2 en la segunda etapa en lugar de motores M-1. (es)
  • The Saturn C-8 was the largest member of the Saturn series of rockets to be designed. It was a potential alternative to the Nova rocket, should NASA have chosen a direct-landing method of lunar exploration for the Apollo program. The first stage was an increased diameter version of the S-IC. The second stage was an increased diameter S-II stage. Both of these stages had eight engines, as opposed to the standard five. The third stage was a stretched S-IVB stage, which retained its original diameter and engine. (en)
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