Nova Model 14A
Nova Martin Marietta Model 14A
Credit: © Mark Wade
Nova Martin Marietta designs 1C and 14
Credit: Lockheed Martin
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Credit: © Mark Wade
American heavy-lift orbital launch vehicle. Nova design using 4 300 inch solids as first stage, 5 M-1 in second stage. Operational date would have been April 1973
LEO Payload: 481,000 kg (1,060,000 lb) to a 185 km orbit.
Stage Data - Nova MM 14A
- Stage 1. 4 x Nova MM 14A-1. Gross Mass: 2,847,000 kg (6,276,000 lb). Empty Mass: 170,000 kg (370,000 lb). Thrust (vac): 63,596.000 kN (14,296,949 lbf). Isp: 263 sec. Burn time: 106 sec. Isp(sl): 234 sec. Diameter: 7.60 m (24.90 ft). Span: 7.60 m (24.90 ft). Length: 58.10 m (190.60 ft). Propellants: Solid. No Engines: 1. Engine: 300 inch solid. Status: Study 1963. Comments: Operational date would have been April 1973.
- Stage 2. 1 x Nova MM 14A-2. Gross Mass: 3,401,000 kg (7,497,000 lb). Empty Mass: 295,000 kg (650,000 lb). Thrust (vac): 33,352.000 kN (7,497,827 lbf). Isp: 428 sec. Burn time: 385 sec. Diameter: 18.30 m (60.00 ft). Span: 18.30 m (60.00 ft). Length: 28.80 m (94.40 ft). Propellants: Lox/LH2. No Engines: 5. Engine: M-1. Status: Study 1963. Comments: Operational date would have been April 1973.
Status: Study 1963.
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Gross mass: 14,789,000 kg (32,604,000 lb).
Payload: 481,000 kg (1,060,000 lb).
Height: 104.00 m (341.00 ft).
Diameter: 18.30 m (60.00 ft).
Thrust: 226,334.49 kN (50,882,017 lbf).
Apogee: 185 km (114 mi).
300 inch solid Notional solid rocket engine. 63,595 kN. Study 1963. Operational date would have been April 1973 Isp=263s. Used on Nova MM 14A launch vehicle. More...
M-1 Aerojet lox/lh2 rocket engine. 5335.9 kN. Study 1961. Isp=428s. Engine developed 1962-1966 for Uprated Saturn and Nova million-pound payload boosters to support manned Mars missions. Reached component test stage before cancellation. More...
Nova Nova was NASA's ultimate launch vehicle, studied intently from 1959 to 1962. Originally conceived to allow a direct manned landing on the moon, in its final iteration it was to put a million-pound payload into low earth orbit to support manned Mars expeditions. It was abandoned in NASA advanced mission planning thereafter in favor of growth versions of the Saturn V. More...
Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
Martin American manufacturer of rockets, spacecraft, and rocket engines. Martin Marietta Astronautics Group (1956), Denver, CO, USA. More...
Nova MM 14A-1 Solid propellant rocket stage. Loaded/empty mass 2,847,000/170,000 kg. Thrust 63,596.00 kN. Vacuum specific impulse 263 seconds. Operational date would have been April 1973 More...
Nova MM 14A-2 Lox/LH2 propellant rocket stage. Loaded/empty mass 3,401,000/295,000 kg. Thrust 33,352.00 kN. Vacuum specific impulse 428 seconds. Operational date would have been April 1973 More...
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