Saturn 5 Launch Vehicle *Update 1* Staff Pick

  • April 10, 2012
  • Blender 2.6x
  • Render: Blender Internal
  • Creator: Hlynkacg
  • License: CC-BY
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The SATURN C-5 Launch Vehicle, more commonly known as Saturn 5, was developed by North American Rockwell under the direction of Wernher von Braun for NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center.

NASA selected the SATURN family of booster as the primary launch vehicles for Apollo and in July 1969 a Saturn 5 launched from Cape Canaveral carried the crew of Apollo 11 to the first manned landing on the Moon.

The three boost stages are modeled separately along along with their respective inter-stage adapters allowing the vehicle to be rendered at any point in the launch profile.

The LEM (Lunar Lander) is NOT included.

I plan to eventually do the LEM along with a high-res Command Module as a seperate project


1 Blender Unit = 1 Meter

BlenderArtists WIP thread here:


The NASA Archives and for the technical drawings I used as a reference and “Glider” from the Orbiter-Forum who kindly allowed me to use some of his materials/textures.


14 Apr 2012: Textures added to .blend file


  • brightonpiers profile picture

    Excellent models, thanks for sharing!

    Written April 11, 2012
  • Jay-Artist profile picture

    Like it, could be very useful to someone do a Sci-Fi scene etc ;)

    Written April 11, 2012
  • rtompkins profile picture

    Excellent job! Thank you. Brings back memories of my youth building plastic scale models. Very fine detail. Well done.

    Written April 12, 2012
  • ulquiorraad profile picture

    3,2,1,Launch! The model may be useful for simulation and other issues,Good job!

    Written April 12, 2012
  • Hlynkacg profile picture

    Thank you, I made a point to keep the poly-count manageable so that it could be used in real-time renders or BGE.

    Edited April 12, 2012
  • Atlantisbase profile picture

    Nice, but you forgot the textures. There's no folder and they don't appear to be packed.

    Edited April 13, 2012
  • Hlynkacg profile picture

    Oops, sorry about that, I'll post an update once I'm back at my home computer.

    Edited April 14, 2012
  • Bluer22 profile picture

    Hey, can you include a folder with alll the textures please :)

    I love this model, but i want to use it in another software for a film.

    I will include you in credits, but please, include a folder with all the textures.

    Thanks for your time :)))

    Written October 26, 2015
  • anthsco profile picture

    When i first saw this model in my RSS reader i thought oh no, not another low-poly Saturn 5! but this model is breathtakingly beautiful. Hope that you get the LEM and other parts done in the same manner. Thank you!

    Written April 14, 2012
  • Hlynkacg profile picture

    I just started on the LEM, you can follow the wip thread here.

    Written April 15, 2012
  • chaad profile picture

    Nice work ! thanks for sharing.

    Written April 15, 2012
  • FicticiousAnimation profile picture

    Amazing!! I totally love this!!!

    you will definitely receive credit! Thanks for sharing and amazing work!!!

    Edited July 17, 2012
  • proghead123 profile picture

    Really nice - thank you!

    Written August 01, 2013
  • sakhokher111 profile picture

    Hello Hlynkacg! I downloaded your blend and I am using it in a short movie. How would you like to be attributed in the credits: as Hylnkacg or by some other name? Thanks@

    Written July 26, 2015
  • takeovertom profile picture

    Best Saturn I've run across so far. I read textures were added 2012 but I can't find them. Can you just post a link in this tread? Thanks!

    Written November 28, 2016
  • manishrzor profile picture

    Thanks it helped a lot Plz can u make a space explorer

    Written November 20, 2017
  • onesand0s profile picture

    WOW! you have gone above and beyond on this one! amazing job!

    Written September 14, 2021