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Nova Model H
Nova Model H - Nova General Dynamics Model H

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Family: Nova. Country: USA. Status: Study General Dynamics 1963.

Nova design using 1 1/2 stage arrangement and new 2.4 million kgf Lox/LH2 engines. Recoverable booster 4 engine package would separate at 2,980 m/s at 87,800 m altitude; splashdown under 4 46 m diameter parachutes 1,000 km downrange. Massed estimated based on tank volumes, total thrust, and first stage burnout conditions.


LEO Payload: 454,000 kg. to: 185 km Orbit. at: 0.0 degrees. Liftoff Thrust: 11,789,750 kgf. Total Mass: 9,365,800 kg. Core Diameter: 25.9 m. Total Length: 89.0 m.


Nova  - GDNova - GD - Nova Concepts - General Dynamics

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Nova GD AdvancedNova GD Advanced - General Dynamics advanced Nova designs

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Nova Model H CutawayNova Model H Cutaway - Nova General Dynamics Model H Cutaway

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Nova F, H and JNova F, H and J - Cutaway view of General Dynamics Nova F, H and J concepts.

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