Saturn I – Chrysler Family: meters Length: 55 meters Diameter: 6.6 meters Launch Mass: 510 Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 9100 The Saturn I was manufactured by Chrysler with the first launch on 1961-10-27. Saturn I has 0 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 0 launches. The Saturn I was a rocket designed as the United States’ first medium lift launch vehicle for up to 20,000-pound (9,100 kg) low Earth orbit payloads. Manufacturer In July 1959, NASA chose the Redstone missile as the basis for the Mercury-Redstone Launch Vehicle to be used for suborbital test flights of the Project Mercury spacecraft. Three unmanned MRLV launch attempts were made between November 1960 and March 1961, two of which were successful. The MRLV successfully launched the chimpanzee Ham, and astronauts Alan Shepard and Gus Grissom on three suborbital flights in January, May and July 1961, respectively. Chrysler is a Commercial USA entity that was founded in 1950 and is administered by . Chrysler has 2 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 2 launches.