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

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Gross Mass: 295,000 kg. Empty Mass: 295,000 kg. Thrust (vac): 11,156,000 kgf. Isp: 410 sec. Burn time: 190 sec. Propellants: Lox/LH2 Isp(sl): 350 sec. Diameter: 25.9 m. Span: 33.2 m. Length: 21.2 m. Country: USA. No Engines: 4. L-5.25H Status: Study General Dynamics 1963.

Massed estimated based on tank volumes, total thrust, and first stage burnout conditions. Recoverable booster engine package 'half stage' of a 1 1/2 stage arrangement. Separation at 2,980 m/s at 87,800 m altitude; splashdown under 4 46 m diameter parachutes 1,000 km downrange.

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