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Nova NASA 9 F-1
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Family: Nova. Country: USA. Status: Study, NASA, 1960.

Nova design using clustered small diameter tanks; 9 x F-1 first stage and 4 x F-1 second stage; compared with solid Nova using five six segment solid motors in first stage and four four segment motors in 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: 6,048,800 kgf. Total Mass: 5,227,200 kg. Core Diameter: 15.2 m. Total Length: 144.0 m.


Nova Concepts - NASANova Concepts - NASA

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