Rocket Engine, Liquid Fuel, Jupiter Missile

Rocket Engine, Liquid Fuel, Jupiter Missile

     

Shown here is the S-3 engine that powered the U.S. Army's Jupiter intermediate range ballistic missile (IRBM), the first missile of its type put into service by the United States. Developed and built by the Rocketdyne division of North American Aviation, the S-3 was a modified version of the engine that powered the Army's Redstone missile. The S-3 used liquid oxygen to burn the RP-1 fuel, a type of kerosene. During flight, the engine burned for 178 seconds and produced a thrust of 150,000 pounds.

NASA transferred this engine to the Museum in 1966.

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Rocketdyne Div., North American Rockwell

Date
ca. 1956-1963

Type
PROPULSION-Rocket Engines

Materials
Mainly stainless steel
Dimensions
Overall: 5ft 8in. x 10ft, 4400lb. (172.72 x 304.8cm, 1995.8kg)

Shown here is the S-3 engine that powered the U.S. Army's Jupiter intermediate range ballistic missile (IRBM), the first missile of its type put into service by the United States. Developed and built by the Rocketdyne division of North American Aviation, the S-3 was a modified version of the engine that powered the Army's Redstone missile. The S-3 used liquid oxygen to burn the RP-1 fuel, a type of kerosene. During flight, the engine burned for 178 seconds and produced a thrust of 150,000 pounds.

NASA transferred this engine to the Museum in 1966.

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Rocketdyne Div., North American Rockwell

Date
ca. 1956-1963

Type
PROPULSION-Rocket Engines

Materials
Mainly stainless steel
Dimensions
Overall: 5ft 8in. x 10ft, 4400lb. (172.72 x 304.8cm, 1995.8kg)

ID: A19680009000