Saturn IB – National Aeronautics and Space Administration Family: Saturn meters Length: 43.2 meters Diameter: 6.61 meters Launch Mass: 590 Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 21000 The Saturn IB was manufactured by National Aeronautics and Space Administration with the first launch on 1966-02-26. Saturn IB has 6 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 6 launches. The Saturn IB (pronounced “one B”, also known as the Uprated Saturn I) was an American launch vehicle commissioned by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for the Apollo program. It replaced the S-IV second stage of the Saturn I with the much more powerful S-IVB, able to launch a partially fueled Apollo Command/Service Module (CSM) or a fully fueled Lunar Module (LM) into low Earth orbit for early flight tests before the larger Saturn V needed for lunar flight was ready. Manufacturer The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research. NASA have many launch facilities but most are inactive. The most commonly used pad will be LC-39B at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. National Aeronautics and Space Administration is a Government USA entity that was founded in 1958 and is administered by Administrator: Jim Bridenstine. National Aeronautics and Space Administration has 38 successful launches and 3 failed launches with a total of 41 launches.