# Gravity and drag losses of some launch vehicles

To get a better view of the settings of different vehicles here is the numbers:

Vehicle | Gravity Loss, m/s | Drag Loss, m/s |

Ariane A-44L | 1576 | 135 |

Atlas I | 1395 | 110 |

Delta 7925 | 1150 | 136 |

Shuttle | 1222 | 107 |

Saturn V | 1534 | 40 |

Titan IV/Centaur | 1442 | 156 |

Ariane A-44L: Gravity Loss: 1576 m/s Drag Loss: 135 m/s

Atlas I: Gravity Loss: 1395 m/s Drag Loss: 110 m/s

Delta 7925: Gravity Loss: 1150 m/s Drag Loss: 136 m/s

Shuttle: Gravity Loss: 1222 m/s Drag Loss: 107 m/s

Saturn V: Gravity Loss: 1534 m/s Drag Loss: 40 m/s (!!)

Titan IV/Centaur: Gravity Loss: 1442 m/s Drag Loss: 156 m/s

Ref: Space Propulsion Analysis and Design 1st Edition by Ronald Humble