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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.
- Stage Number: 1. 1 x NLS HLV Gross Mass: 833,732 kg. Empty Mass: 62,757 kg. Thrust (vac): 1,460,000 kgf. Isp: 425 sec. Burn time: 221 sec. Isp(sl): 350 sec. Diameter: 8.7 m. Span: 8.7 m. Length: 52.0 m. Propellants: Lox/LH2 No Engines: 4. STME
- 238 - Kolcum, Edward H, Aviation Week and Space Technology, "Martin Marietta Poised to Adapt External Tank for NLS Core", 1991-08-26, page 58.
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