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Nova MM 14A
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Nova Model 14A
Nova Model 14A
Nova Martin Marietta Model 14A
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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

Status: Study 1963. Payload: 481,000 kg (1,060,000 lb). Thrust: 226,334.49 kN (50,882,017 lbf). Gross mass: 14,789,000 kg (32,604,000 lb). Height: 104.00 m (341.00 ft). Diameter: 18.30 m (60.00 ft). Apogee: 185 km (114 mi).

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.



Family: heavy-lift, orbital launch vehicle. Country: USA. Engines: M-1. Stages: Nova MM 14A-2, 300 inch solid. Agency: Martin.
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