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Nova NASA 5 Solids
Nova NASA 5 Solids - Nova NASA 5 Solid Motors

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Family: Nova. Country: USA. Status: Study, NASA, 1960.

Nova design using segmented solid motors in first and second stages. Five six segment motors in first stage; four four segment motors in second stage, equivalent to 9 x F-1 first stage and 4 x F-1 second stage.


LEO Payload: 176,000 kg. to: 160 km Orbit. at: 0.0 degrees. Payload: 59,000 kg. to a: translunar trajectory. Liftoff Thrust: 12,927,100 kgf. Total Mass: 10,076,200 kg. Core Diameter: 10.1 m. Total Length: 147.0 m.

Nova 5S Chronology

1961 Jun 23 -


Nova Concepts - NASANova Concepts - NASA

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