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Nova MM 14B
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Nova Martin

Nova Martin
Nova Martin Marietta designs 1C and 14
Credit: Lockheed Martin

American heavy-lift orbital launch vehicle. Nova design using 4 280 inch solids as first stage, 4 M-1 in second stage. Operational date would have been February 1973

Status: Study 1963. Payload: 373,000 kg (822,000 lb). Thrust: 166,003.41 kN (37,319,051 lbf). Gross mass: 11,805,000 kg (26,025,000 lb). Height: 124.00 m (406.00 ft). Diameter: 18.30 m (60.00 ft). Apogee: 185 km (114 mi).

LEO Payload: 373,000 kg (822,000 lb) to a 185 km orbit.

Stage Data - Nova MM 14B

  • Stage 1. 4 x Nova MM 14B-1. Gross Mass: 2,271,000 kg (5,006,000 lb). Empty Mass: 141,000 kg (310,000 lb). Thrust (vac): 46,208.000 kN (10,387,971 lbf). Isp: 265 sec. Burn time: 118 sec. Isp(sl): 238 sec. Diameter: 7.10 m (23.20 ft). Span: 7.10 m (23.20 ft). Length: 52.80 m (173.20 ft). Propellants: Solid. No Engines: 1. Engine: 280 inch solid. Status: Study 1963. Comments: Operational date would have been February 1973.
  • Stage 2. 1 x Nova MM 14B-2. Gross Mass: 2,721,000 kg (5,998,000 lb). Empty Mass: 245,000 kg (540,000 lb). Thrust (vac): 26,683.000 kN (5,998,577 lbf). Isp: 428 sec. Burn time: 383 sec. Diameter: 18.30 m (60.00 ft). Span: 18.30 m (60.00 ft). Length: 50.50 m (165.60 ft). Propellants: Lox/LH2. No Engines: 4. Engine: M-1. Status: Study 1963. Comments: Operational date would have been February 1973.



Family: heavy-lift, orbital launch vehicle. Country: USA. Engines: M-1. Stages: Nova MM 14B-2, 280 inch solid. Agency: Martin.

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