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Used on stages: Nova GD-E-1. Used on launch vehicles: Nova GD-E. Propellants: Solid Thrust(vac): 7,041,000 kgf. Thrust(vac): 69,047.00 kN. Isp: 263 sec. Isp (sea level): 238 sec. Burn time: 116 sec. Diameter: 8.3 m. Length: 60.4 m. Chambers: 1. Country: USA. Status: Study General Dynamics 1963. Comments: Masses estimated based on volumes, total thrust, and first stage burnout conditions. Recoverable motors; separation at 1,972 m/s at 53,000 m altitude; splashdown using retrorockets under 3 61 m diameter parachutes 610 km downrange.
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