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Nova MM S10R-1
Part of Nova Family
Nova Model S10R-1
Nova Model S10R-1
Nova Martin Marietta Model S10R-1
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American heavy-lift orbital launch vehicle. Reusable single stage to orbit Nova using cylindrical shape, 24 CD module engines in zero-length plug nozzle. Operational date would have been June 1978.

Status: Study 1963. Payload: 414,000 kg (912,000 lb). Thrust: 133,421.60 kN (29,994,369 lbf). Gross mass: 10,966,800 kg (24,177,600 lb). Height: 83.00 m (272.00 ft). Diameter: 24.40 m (80.00 ft). Apogee: 185 km (114 mi).

LEO Payload: 414,000 kg (912,000 lb) to a 185 km orbit.

Stage Data - Nova MM S10R-1

  • Stage 1. 1 x Nova MM S10R-1. Gross Mass: 10,470,000 kg (23,080,000 lb). Empty Mass: 816,000 kg (1,798,000 lb). Thrust (vac): 160,672.000 kN (36,120,502 lbf). Isp: 454 sec. Burn time: 263 sec. Isp(sl): 377 sec. Diameter: 24.40 m (80.00 ft). Span: 32.20 m (105.60 ft). Length: 69.50 m (228.00 ft). Propellants: Lox/LH2. No Engines: 24. Engine: CD Module. Status: Study 1963. Comments: Operational date would have been June 1978. SSTO; recoverable.



Family: heavy-lift, orbital launch vehicle. Country: USA. Engines: CD Module. Stages: Nova MM S10R-1 stage. Agency: Martin.

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