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|Nova Model S10E-2 - Nova Martin Marietta Model S10E-2|
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Family: Nova. Country: USA. Status: Study 1963.
Expendable single stage to orbit Nova using conical shape, 30 CD module engines in zero-length plug nozzle. Operational date would have been November 1977.
LEO Payload: 581,000 kg. to: 185 km Orbit. at: 0.0 degrees. Liftoff Thrust: 13,605,220 kgf. Total Mass: 10,999,200 kg. Core Diameter: 21.3 m. Total Length: 66.0 m.
- Stage Number: 1. 1 x Nova MM S10E-2 Gross Mass: 10,302,000 kg. Empty Mass: 639,000 kg. Thrust (vac): 16,384,000 kgf. Isp: 454 sec. Burn time: 263 sec. Isp(sl): 377 sec. Diameter: 21.3 m. Span: 36.7 m. Length: 54.8 m. Propellants: Lox/LH2 No Engines: 30. CD Module
- 217 - Scala, Keith J, and Swanson, Glen E, Quest, "They Might Be Giants Part 2", Spring, 1993.
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