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S-IVB IU


American manned space station module. One launch, 1973.05.14. Used for guidance during orbital insertion only.

AKA: Instrument Unit.
Gross mass: 2,065 kg (4,552 lb).
Height: 0.91 m (2.98 ft).
Diameter: 6.58 m (21.58 ft).

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Associated Spacecraft
  • Skylab American manned space station. One launch, 1973.05.14. First US space station. The project began life as the Orbital Workshop- outfitting of an S-IVB stage with a docking adapter with equipment launched by several subsequent S-1B launches. More...

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