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Apollo BP

Apollo 103 [NASA]

The Apollo BP (Boiler Plate) were structural models of the Apollo command module used in both suborbital tests of the launch escape system as well as in orbital test flights of the Saturn-1 (Block-2) booster. The orbital Apollo Boiler Plates were not recovered.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Vehicle evaluation
Operator: NASA
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Equipment:
Configuration:
Propulsion: ?
Power:
Lifetime:
Mass: 4500 kg (#103); 4400 kg (#104); 4600 kg (#105)
Orbit: 510 km × 726 km, 31.7 (#103); 502 km × 740 km, 31.7 (#104); 441 km × 449 km, 28.9 (#105)
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Apollo 001 (BP 12) N/A 13.05.1964 WS LC-36 * Little Joe-2
Apollo 002 (BP 23) N/A 08.12.1964 WS LC-36 * Little Joe-2
Apollo 003 (BP 22) N/A 19.05.1965 WS LC-36 *F Little Joe-2
Apollo 101 (BP 13) 1964-025A 28.05.1964 CC LC-37B Saturn-1 (Block-2) attached to Saturn SA-6
Apollo 102 (BP 15) 1964-057A 18.09.1964 CC LC-37B Saturn-1 (Block-2) attached to Saturn SA-7
Apollo 103 (BP 16) 1965-009B 16.02.1965 CC LC-37B Saturn-1 (Block-2) with Pegasus 1
Apollo 104 (BP 26) 1965-039B 25.05.1965 CC LC-37B Saturn-1 (Block-2) with Pegasus 2
Apollo 105 (BP 9A) 1965-060B 30.07.1965 CC LC-37B Saturn-1 (Block-2) with Pegasus 3
Apollo PA-1 (BP 6) N/A 07.11.1963 WS * Apollo-LES
Apollo PA-2 (BP 23A) N/A 26.06.1965 WS * Apollo-LES

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