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

Vehicle using Nova A as first two stages, nuclear spacecraft with jettisonable tanks as upper stage.


Specifications

LEO Payload: 68,000 kg. to: 556 km Orbit. at: 0.0 degrees. Payload: 38,000 kg. to a: escape trajectory. Liftoff Thrust: 2,721,480 kgf. Total Mass: 1,887,600 kg. Core Diameter: 9.8 m. Total Length: 106.0 m.



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