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Nova MM 1B
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Nova Model 1B
Nova Model 1B
Nova Martin Marietta Model 1B
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American heavy-lift orbital launch vehicle. Nova design using existing engines; 14 F-1A in the first stage, 2 M-1 in the second. Operational date would have been December 1972

Status: Study 1963. Payload: 330,000 kg (720,000 lb). Thrust: 112,117.60 kN (25,205,039 lbf). Gross mass: 9,187,000 kg (20,253,000 lb). Height: 110.00 m (360.00 ft). Diameter: 20.00 m (65.00 ft). Apogee: 185 km (114 mi).

LEO Payload: 330,000 kg (720,000 lb) to a 185 km orbit.

Stage Data - Nova MM 1B

  • Stage 1. 1 x Nova MM 1B-1. Gross Mass: 7,430,000 kg (16,380,000 lb). Empty Mass: 454,000 kg (1,000,000 lb). Thrust (vac): 125,770.000 kN (28,274,220 lbf). Isp: 304 sec. Burn time: 162 sec. Isp(sl): 271 sec. Diameter: 20.00 m (65.00 ft). Span: 25.30 m (83.00 ft). Length: 46.60 m (152.80 ft). Propellants: Lox/Kerosene. No Engines: 14. Engine: F-1A. Status: Study 1963. Comments: Operational date would have been December 1972.
  • Stage 2. 1 x Nova MM 1B-2. Gross Mass: 1,361,000 kg (3,000,000 lb). Empty Mass: 122,000 kg (268,000 lb). Thrust (vac): 13,346.000 kN (3,000,300 lbf). Isp: 428 sec. Burn time: 383 sec. Diameter: 20.00 m (65.00 ft). Span: 20.00 m (65.00 ft). Length: 45.40 m (148.90 ft). Propellants: Lox/LH2. No Engines: 2. Engine: M-1. Status: Study 1963. Comments: Operational date would have been February 1973.



Family: heavy-lift, orbital launch vehicle. Country: USA. Engines: F-1A, M-1. Stages: Nova MM 1B-1, Nova MM 1B-2. Agency: Martin.

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