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Nova B
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Family: Nova. Country: USA. Status: Study General Dynamics 1960.

Convair/Ehricke Nova design using standard tank/engine modules of 4.9 m diameter in both first and second stages; 6 F-1 engine/modules in first stage, 6 J-2 engine/modules in second stage.


LEO Payload: 112,000 kg. to: 556 km Orbit. at: 0.0 degrees. Payload: 47,000 kg. to a: escape trajectory. Liftoff Thrust: 4,081,350 kgf. Total Mass: 2,806,400 kg. Core Diameter: 12.2 m. Total Length: 84.0 m.


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