1968-02-01

Saturn S-II Stage Operational Experience 680755

The purpose of this paper is to relate some of the operational experience on the second stage (S-II) of the Saturn V launch vehicle. A review of the performance of the major stage systems during static firing and flight operations is presented.
The malfunction experienced was the premature shutdown of two J-2 engines. The S-II stage has accomplished all of its mission objectives except that the propulsion demonstration was only partially accomplished because of the engine shutdown.

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