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  1. I’ve wondered about that, but documentation quoted 6 F-1s for certain and 12 J-2s from what I remember. As for the VAB problem, even these smaller NOVA vehicles wouldn’t use the VAB and crawler transport, but would instead be integrated on the launchpad (with later proposals including static firing the booster on the pad as well).
  2. Oh, I know what that vehicle Wikipedia is quoting and it’s not the vehicle you think it is. The 520, 396, 260 vehicle is the baseline all liquid nova vehicle that had a 6 f-1 first stage, 12 j-2 second, and 2 j-2 third stage. The vehicle where I got the dimensions, and more closely represents the C-8 vehicle can be found here https://web.archive.org/web/20100515071742/http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19740076058_1974076058.pdf
  3. First stage is 9m minus the skirt, second is 6.5 (but you can get away with it being 6.25), third is 5m.
  4. As the Apollo Saturn update was totally incompatible with the old Apollo Saturn parts, they have been deleted. Your best bet is to get an older version that has those files and get the models, textures, and configs associated with those parts. Just be aware that you may have to rename the files, and the directories in the config/model for it to work.
  5. Direct flight has other advantages: One of the things that hurt Orion and Altiar bad is the abort at anytime requirement which needed significant margins for plane changes to meet up with the Orion for the polar sites that were desired. Going direct flight eliminates this concern, but the breakpoints in which this pushes LOR to being close to parity with Direct Flight in terms of mass I do not know.
  6. No, that is an unnecessary complication for liquid propellant vehicles and negates one of the advantages of them. Only on the pad or test stand are they fueled (solids on the other hand are cast in the factory).
  7. SOCK only handles the space shuttle orbiter, and a couple of accessories. ET and SRBs are left for other mods.
  8. N1 is at least conical (more or less). This is just a bunch of different tank sizes and adapters of different diameters (312in, 5m KSP; 408in, 6.5 KSP; 576in, 9m KSP), almost all of which have no applications outside of this concept.
  9. S-V is a centaur, but not the centaur D that would evolve to be what we know and love. The stage is powered by the RL10B-3 engines (20,000lbf 420 seconds) and the tank is not a true pressure stabilized tank, done so to increase insulation and dramatically increase tank pressure for boil-off reasons.
  10. The Air force SLS from 1961 is Space Launching System, not Launch (thankfully, or else what little information on it online would have been buried).
  11. Oh, you are thinking about WRESAT, that's much smaller and was launched on a Redstone with a couple solid kick stages.
  12. The uprated Saturn IBs were almost exclusively pushed by Chrysler in attempt to keep the S-IB stage in production (which as with INT-18/19 require structural modifications to the stages themselves and rather significant modifications to the ground support infrastructure making them less desirable). Keeping the S-IB production was not the favored option.
  13. That's a tweakscale issue. There's a shortcut that automatically scales the part to the diameter of the part that it has been attached to and you have accidentally hit it.
  14. The thing is that Saturn IB is buffed (with the dry mass being very far below what an appropriately scaled Saturn IB should be), it's just that it still is anemic despite this.
  15. If that is the case, then the enforcement is either spotty, or has been slowly chipped away by requests. For instance take LMSC-A989142 Volume I and II under NAS8-26362 (NTRS 19740078599, 19730024039). The later is freely available on the modern day NTRS with the designation of Contractor Report (CR), and the former is only found on the Wayback machine, meaning that it was available for download on NTRS pre 2012. This second section has been confirmed to be the case for some time with the report that you were able to make public (19630045066) having long been on the NTRS database classified as Restricted, Limited Distribution, or Classified, as seen in this lovely list of NTRS numbers and titles produced in October of 2017 via FOIA https://documents.theblackvault.com/documents/nasa/NASA-NTRS-Classified-1980.pdf, and most of the documents that I've been finding have been salvaged NTRS numbers from that list.
  16. An incomplete set of the McDonnell Douglas Space Shuttle Phase B System Study detailing the high cross-range delta wing orbiter (Model 050B) and high cross-range booster (Model 256-20). Please note that some of these are very large and can take some time to load (especially with slower internet speeds).
  17. The widebody SLA is in the game. Search for Sarnus-SIVB-BLAM Lunar Adapter Base for mounting plate and Sarnus-SIVB-SLAM Lander Adapter Segment for the panels (note that there are two bases, one in 6.25 and one for 4.25 as the panels can be switched for either size).
  18. Amusing how this is referenced to be a "predecessor" RAM (research and applications module i.e. shuttle spacelab) in the one congressional report where this is found. Unfortunately the RAM papers available online have no information about this.
  19. Clipping, as stated in a reply to a question on the construction of the spherical cabin.
  20. Not the solar panels themselves, but the 4 pegs that they lock into that are places around the panel (best seen on the fifth image).
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