View Full Version : Saturn V Launch Cost?

Ian Curtis
05-07-2009, 01:23 AM

Does anyone know the approximate cost per Saturn V launch during Apollo? I'm not interested in the cost of the attached LM and CM, just the cost if I wanted to launch a Saturn V with no payload. Additionally, would it be reasonable to assume the cost of launching an equivalent rocket would cost the same today if adjusted for inflation? (Assuming of course, that the development of the said rocket was magically paid for.)

I found this budget sheet (http://history.nasa.gov/SP-4029/Apollo_18-16_Apollo_Program_Budget_Appropriations.htm), but there is money appropriated for the Saturn V in 1964, a full 3 years before they started launching them. There is a separate "Engine Development" column, but I'd guess that probably doesn't cover the money invested in designing the rest of the Saturn V, and Saturn I and Ib.


05-07-2009, 11:22 AM
Check out this link http://www.geocities.com/launchreport/satstg5.html Look around 1/3 of the page down right after the conclusion header....

Rick TYler
05-07-2009, 06:12 PM
If you have to ask...