This history is intended as a quick orientation source and as a ready-reference for review of the Thor and its systems. The report briefly states the development of Thor, summarizes and chronicles Thor missile and booster launchings, provides illustrations and descriptions of the vehicle systems, relates their genealogy, explains some of the performance capabilities of the Thor and Thor-based vehicles used, and focuses attention to the exploration of space by Douglas Aircraft Company, Inc.
This handbook provides a technical data summary for the Douglas-produced Saturn S-IV and S-IVB stages of the NASA Apollo Program. Material contained in the S-IVB stage of this handbook includes the S-IB and S-V vehicles. This book will be updated as changes and additional information become available. The appendix contains aerospace fluid characteristics, LOX and LH2 vapor pressure curves and a list of non-standard abbreviations.
The manual comprises a multi-volume set, the contents of which are as follows: VOLUME 1 -- a. Chapter 1 contains a general description of the equipment and its purpose, the physical and functional characteristics, and other pertinent data. b. Chapter 2 describes and illustrates the display set installation considerations. c. Chapter 3 lists and illustrates all operating controls and indicators. Chapter 3 also contains normal and emergency operating instructions.