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Nova MM 33
Part of Nova Family
Nova Model 33
Nova Model 33
Nova Martin Marietta Model 33
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American heavy-lift orbital launch vehicle. Nova single stage to orbit design with 24 new high pressure LH2/LOx engines in the first stage in a plug nozzle arrangement. Operational date would have been April 1975.

Status: Study 1963. Payload: 472,000 kg (1,040,000 lb). Thrust: 134,213.00 kN (30,172,282 lbf). Gross mass: 11,055,400 kg (24,372,900 lb). Height: 91.00 m (298.00 ft). Diameter: 24.40 m (80.00 ft). Apogee: 185 km (114 mi).

LEO Payload: 472,000 kg (1,040,000 lb) to a 185 km orbit.

Stage Data - Nova MM 33

  • Stage 1. 1 x Nova MM 33-1. Gross Mass: 10,489,000 kg (23,124,000 lb). Empty Mass: 626,000 kg (1,380,000 lb). Thrust (vac): 156,876.000 kN (35,267,127 lbf). Isp: 443 sec. Burn time: 268 sec. Isp(sl): 379 sec. Diameter: 24.40 m (80.00 ft). Span: 26.20 m (85.90 ft). Length: 75.90 m (249.00 ft). Propellants: Lox/LH2. No Engines: 24. Engine: HP-1. Status: Study 1963. Comments: Operational date would have been April 1975. SSTO - payload 1,042,000 lbs.



Family: heavy-lift, orbital launch vehicle. Country: USA. Engines: HP-1. Stages: Nova MM 33-1. Agency: Martin.
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Nova 24G, 34, and 33Nova 24G, 34, and 33
Nova Martin Marietta designs 24G, 34, and 33
Credit: Lockheed Martin



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