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NLS - Martin - NLS - Martin Marrietta 'stage-and-a-half' design

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Family: ALS/NLS. Country: USA. Status: Study 1991. Other Designations: National Launch System. Manufacturer's Designation: New Launch System.

NLS Heavy Lift Version. Lower cost expendable launch vehicle studied by NASA/USAF in late 1980's.


Liftoff Thrust: 1,202,350 kgf. Total Mass: 833,732 kg. Core Diameter: 8.7 m. Total Length: 62.0 m. Flyaway Unit Cost $: 59.00 million. in 1985 unit dollars.


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