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Advanced Engines
Advanced Engines
Advanced Engines planned for uprated Saturn and Nova boosters

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Gross Mass: 600,788 kg. Empty Mass: 59,844 kg. Thrust (vac): 714,156 kgf. Isp: 451 sec. Burn time: 324 sec. Propellants: Lox/LH2 Isp(sl): 280 sec. Diameter: 10.1 m. Span: 10.1 m. Length: 29.6 m. Country: USA. No Engines: 5. HG-3 Status: Study NASA 1966. Comments: Basic Saturn II with 187 inch stretch of propellant tanks and high chamber pressure SSME-type engines with 65% increase in thrust and 26 second improvement in specific impulse.
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