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Nova MM 1C
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Nova Model 1C
Nova Model 1C
Nova Martin Marietta Model 1C
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American heavy-lift orbital launch vehicle. Nova design using existing engines; 18 F-1A in the first stage, 3 M-1 in the second. Operational date would have been February 1973

Status: Study 1963. Payload: 444,000 kg (978,000 lb). Thrust: 144,157.50 kN (32,407,895 lbf). Gross mass: 11,516,800 kg (25,390,100 lb). Height: 119.00 m (390.00 ft). Diameter: 21.00 m (68.00 ft). Apogee: 185 km (114 mi).

LEO Payload: 444,000 kg (978,000 lb) to a 185 km orbit.

Stage Data - Nova MM 1C

  • Stage 1. 1 x Nova MM 1C-1. Gross Mass: 8,943,000 kg (19,715,000 lb). Empty Mass: 590,000 kg (1,300,000 lb). Thrust (vac): 161,710.000 kN (36,353,850 lbf). Isp: 304 sec. Burn time: 151 sec. Isp(sl): 271 sec. Diameter: 21.00 m (68.00 ft). Span: 27.10 m (88.90 ft). Length: 49.70 m (163.00 ft). Propellants: Lox/Kerosene. No Engines: 18. Engine: F-1A. Status: Study 1963. Comments: Operational date would have been February 1973.
  • Stage 2. 1 x Nova MM 1C-2. Gross Mass: 2,041,000 kg (4,499,000 lb). Empty Mass: 163,000 kg (359,000 lb). Thrust (vac): 20,015.000 kN (4,499,550 lbf). Isp: 428 sec. Burn time: 387 sec. Diameter: 18.30 m (60.00 ft). Span: 18.30 m (60.00 ft). Length: 49.70 m (163.00 ft). Propellants: Lox/LH2. No Engines: 3. 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 1C-1, Nova MM 1C-2. Agency: Martin.


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Nova Martin Marietta designs 1C and 14
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