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Nova MM R10E-2
Part of Nova Family
Nova Model R10E/R10R
Nova Model R10E/R10R
Nova Martin Marietta Model R10E-2 / R10R-2
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American heavy-lift orbital launch vehicle. Expendable version of most exotic Martin Nova variant; single stage to orbit, 30 cd module air augmented engines in annular shroud. Operational date would have been October 1980.

Status: Study 1963. Payload: 596,000 kg (1,313,000 lb). Thrust: 140,540.00 kN (31,594,640 lbf). Gross mass: 9,189,200 kg (20,258,700 lb). Height: 59.00 m (193.00 ft). Diameter: 21.30 m (69.80 ft). Apogee: 185 km (114 mi).

LEO Payload: 596,000 kg (1,313,000 lb) to a 185 km orbit.

Stage Data - Nova MM R10E-2

  • Stage 1. 1 x Nova MM R10E-2. Gross Mass: 8,474,000 kg (18,681,000 lb). Empty Mass: 1,188,000 kg (2,619,000 lb). Thrust (vac): 140,539.000 kN (31,594,424 lbf). Isp: 620 sec. Burn time: 310 sec. Isp(sl): 620 sec. Diameter: 21.30 m (69.80 ft). Span: 43.70 m (143.30 ft). Length: 49.10 m (161.00 ft). Propellants: Air/Lox/LH2. No Engines: 40. Engine: CD Module. Status: Study 1963. Comments: Operational date would have been October 1980. Expendable stage. Air-augmented plug nozzle.



Family: heavy-lift, orbital launch vehicle. Country: USA. Engines: CD Module. Stages: Nova MM R10E-2 stage. Agency: Martin.
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Cutaway view of Martin Marrietta air-breathing single stage to orbit Nova R10R-2 concept
Credit: Lockheed Martin



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