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Nova MM R10R-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. Reusable 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.

AKA: Renova. Status: Study 1963. Payload: 423,000 kg (932,000 lb). Thrust: 140,540.00 kN (31,594,640 lbf). Gross mass: 9,154,600 kg (20,182,400 lb). Height: 59.00 m (193.00 ft). Diameter: 21.30 m (69.80 ft). Apogee: 185 km (114 mi).

Martin Marietta's "Renova" design featured rocket engines enclosed in an air duct equipped with adjustable inlets. The conical payload fairing would serve as an inlet spike during the ascent through the atmosphere. The air (which is heated by the rocket exhaust) would contribute additional thrust as it expands past the plug-shaped afterbody. The inlets would be closed after leaving the atmosphere.

LEO Payload: 423,000 kg (932,000 lb) to a 185 km orbit.

Stage Data - Nova MM R10R-2

  • Stage 1. 1 x Nova MM R10R-2. Gross Mass: 8,647,000 kg (19,063,000 lb). Empty Mass: 1,361,000 kg (3,000,000 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: 49.30 m (161.70 ft). Propellants: Air/Lox/LH2. No Engines: 40. Engine: CD Module. Status: Study 1963. Comments: Operational date would have been October 1980. Recoverable stage. Air-augmented plug nozzle.



Family: heavy-lift, orbital launch vehicle. Country: USA. Engines: CD Module. Stages: Nova MM R10R-2 stage. Agency: Martin.

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