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Nova MM 34
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Nova Model 34
Nova Model 34
Nova Martin Marietta Model 34
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American heavy-lift orbital launch vehicle. Nova 1 1/2 stage design with 4 new 3 million kgf LH2/LOx engines in the jettisonable booster section and a single 3 million kgf sustainer. Operational date would have been June 1976.

Status: Study 1963. Payload: 531,000 kg (1,170,000 lb). Thrust: 133,512.70 kN (30,014,849 lbf). Gross mass: 10,990,200 kg (24,229,200 lb). Height: 102.00 m (334.00 ft). Diameter: 24.40 m (80.00 ft). Apogee: 185 km (114 mi).

LEO Payload: 531,000 kg (1,170,000 lb) to a 185 km orbit.

Stage Data - Nova MM 34

  • Stage 0. 1 x Nova MM 34-0. Gross Mass: 227,000 kg (500,000 lb). Empty Mass: 227,000 kg (500,000 lb). Thrust (vac): 122,749.000 kN (27,595,072 lbf). Isp: 439 sec. Burn time: 190 sec. Isp(sl): 382 sec. Diameter: 27.40 m (89.80 ft). Span: 33.00 m (108.00 ft). Length: 18.20 m (59.70 ft). Propellants: Lox/LH2. No Engines: 1. Engine: L6H. Status: Study 1963. Comments: Operational date would have been June 1976. Booster stage (engines only).
  • Stage 1. 1 x Nova MM 34-1. Gross Mass: 10,126,000 kg (22,324,000 lb). Empty Mass: 544,000 kg (1,199,000 lb). Thrust (vac): 30,685.000 kN (6,898,262 lbf). Isp: 439 sec. Burn time: 388 sec. Isp(sl): 382 sec. Diameter: 24.40 m (80.00 ft). Span: 24.40 m (80.00 ft). Length: 84.80 m (278.20 ft). Propellants: Lox/LH2. No Engines: 4. Engine: L6H. Status: Study 1963. Comments: Operational date would have been June 1976. Sustainer stage (required 4-engine booster stage).



Family: heavy-lift, orbital launch vehicle. Country: USA. Engines: L6H. Stages: Nova MM 34-0, Nova MM 34-1. 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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