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Used on stages: Nova C-3, Nova D-3, Saturn S-N C-3BN, Saturn S-N C-5N, Saturn S-N V-25(S)U. Used on launch vehicles: Nova C, Nova D, Saturn C-3BN, Saturn C-5N, Saturn V-25(S)U. Propellants: Nuclear/LH2 Thrust(vac): 27,206 kgf. Thrust(vac): 266.00 kN. Isp: 800 sec. Burn time: 1,500 sec. Chambers: 1. Country: USA. Status: Developed 1960's. Comments: Early version of Nerva engine proposed for use in Saturn and RIFT configurations in 1961.
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