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Nova A
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Family: Nova. Country: USA. Status: Study General Dynamics 1960.

Convair/Ehricke Nova design using standard tank/engine modules of 4.9 m diameter in both first and second stages; 4 F-1 engine/modules in first stage, 4 J-2 engine/modules in second stage.


Specifications

LEO Payload: 68,000 kg. to: 556 km Orbit. at: 0.0 degrees. Payload: 27,000 kg. to a: escape trajectory. Liftoff Thrust: 2,721,480 kgf. Total Mass: 1,866,600 kg. Core Diameter: 9.8 m. Total Length: 78.0 m.


Nova A Chronology


1961 Jun 10 -
1961 Oct 24 -

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