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|Nova Model R10E/R10R - Nova Martin Marietta Model R10E-2 / R10R-2|
Credit: © Mark Wade. 1,605 bytes. 143 x 332 pixels.
Family: Nova. Country: USA. Status: Study 1963.
Expendable version of most exotic Martin Nova vairant; single stage to orbit, 30 cd module air augmented engines in annular shroud. Operational date would have been October 1980.
LEO Payload: 596,000 kg. to: 185 km Orbit. at: 0.0 degrees. Liftoff Thrust: 14,331,000 kgf. Total Mass: 9,189,200 kg. Core Diameter: 21.3 m. Total Length: 59.0 m.
- Stage Number: 1. 1 x Nova MM R10E-2 Gross Mass: 8,474,000 kg. Empty Mass: 1,188,000 kg. Thrust (vac): 14,331,000 kgf. Isp: 620 sec. Burn time: 310 sec. Isp(sl): 620 sec. Diameter: 21.3 m. Span: 43.7 m. Length: 49.1 m. Propellants: Air/Lox/LH2 No Engines: 40. CD Module
- 217 - Scala, Keith J, and Swanson, Glen E, Quest, "They Might Be Giants Part 2", Spring, 1993.
|Nova Martin Marietta - Cutaway view of Martin Marrietta air-breathing single stage to orbit Nova R10R-2 concept|
Credit: Lockheed Martin. 18,220 bytes. 357 x 381 pixels.
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