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Family: Nerva. Country: USA. Status: Development 1992.

DARPA project. Nuclear fission engine using spherical fuel elements.


LEO Payload: 12,272 kg. to: 80 km Orbit. Payload: 6,363 kg. to a: 19,000 km orbital trajectory. Liftoff Thrust: 390,412 kgf. Total Mass: 223,628 kg. Core Diameter: 4.3 m. Total Length: 29.0 m. Flyaway Unit Cost $: 100.00 million. in 1985 unit dollars.


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