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Nova MM S10E-2
Part of Nova Family
Nova Model S10E-2
Nova Model S10E-2
Nova Martin Marietta Model S10E-2
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American heavy-lift orbital launch vehicle. Expendable single stage to orbit Nova using conical shape, 30 CD module engines in zero-length plug nozzle. Operational date would have been November 1977.

Status: Study 1963. Payload: 581,000 kg (1,280,000 lb). Thrust: 133,421.60 kN (29,994,369 lbf). Gross mass: 10,999,200 kg (24,249,000 lb). Height: 66.00 m (216.00 ft). Diameter: 21.30 m (69.80 ft). Apogee: 185 km (114 mi).

LEO Payload: 581,000 kg (1,280,000 lb) to a 185 km orbit.

Stage Data - Nova MM S10E-2

  • Stage 1. 1 x Nova MM S10E-2. Gross Mass: 10,302,000 kg (22,712,000 lb). Empty Mass: 639,000 kg (1,408,000 lb). Thrust (vac): 160,672.000 kN (36,120,502 lbf). Isp: 454 sec. Burn time: 263 sec. Isp(sl): 377 sec. Diameter: 21.30 m (69.80 ft). Span: 36.70 m (120.40 ft). Length: 54.80 m (179.70 ft). Propellants: Lox/LH2. No Engines: 30. Engine: CD Module. Status: Study 1963. Comments: Operational date would have been November 1977. SSTO; expendable; payload 1,283,000 lbs.



Family: heavy-lift, orbital launch vehicle. Country: USA. Engines: CD Module. Stages: Nova MM S10E-2 stage. Agency: Martin.

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