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Nova MM T10RR-2
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Nova Model T10RR-2
Nova Model T10RR-2
Nova Martin Marietta Model T10RR-2
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American heavy-lift orbital launch vehicle. Two stage Nova using CD modules; reusable first stage with 24 modules exhausting to a zero length plug nozzle; reusable second stage with a toroidal plug nozzle engine. Operational date would have been December 1976.

Status: Study 1963. Payload: 479,000 kg (1,056,000 lb). Thrust: 157,506.70 kN (35,408,915 lbf). Gross mass: 11,704,800 kg (25,804,600 lb). Height: 81.00 m (265.00 ft). Diameter: 21.30 m (69.80 ft). Apogee: 185 km (114 mi).

LEO Payload: 479,000 kg (1,056,000 lb) to a 185 km orbit.

Stage Data - Nova MM T10RR-2

  • Stage 1. 1 x Nova MM T10RR-2-1. Gross Mass: 9,089,000 kg (20,037,000 lb). Empty Mass: 680,000 kg (1,490,000 lb). Thrust (vac): 176,686.000 kN (39,720,592 lbf). Isp: 304 sec. Burn time: 139 sec. Isp(sl): 271 sec. Diameter: 21.30 m (69.80 ft). Span: 30.10 m (98.70 ft). Length: 43.50 m (142.70 ft). Propellants: Lox/LH2. No Engines: 24. Engine: CD Module. Status: Study 1963. Comments: Operational date would have been December 1976. Recoverable stage.
  • Stage 2. 1 x Nova MM T10RR-2-2. Gross Mass: 2,041,000 kg (4,499,000 lb). Empty Mass: 181,000 kg (399,000 lb). Thrust (vac): 20,015.000 kN (4,499,550 lbf). Isp: 455 sec. Burn time: 408 sec. Diameter: 21.30 m (69.80 ft). Span: 21.30 m (69.80 ft). Length: 24.40 m (80.00 ft). Propellants: Lox/LH2. No Engines: 1. Engine: Toroid FD. Status: Study 1963. Comments: Operational date would have been December 1976. Recoverable stage.



Family: heavy-lift, orbital launch vehicle. Country: USA. Engines: CD Module, Toroid FD. Stages: Nova MM T10RR-2-1, Nova MM T10RR-2-2. Agency: Martin.

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