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Nova Model F
Nova Model F - Nova General Dynamics Model F

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Family: Nova. Country: USA. Status: Study General Dynamics 1963.

Nova design using new 3.5 million kgf Lox/Kerosene engines in first stage. Recoverable stage; separation at 3,365 m/s at 89,300 m altitude; splashdown using retrorockets under 8 46 m diameter parachutes 1300 km downrange. Massed estimated based on tank volumes, total thrust, and first stage burnout conditions.


Specifications

LEO Payload: 454,000 kg. to: 185 km Orbit. at: 0.0 degrees. Liftoff Thrust: 13,968,510 kgf. Total Mass: 12,018,800 kg. Core Diameter: 18.3 m. Total Length: 101.0 m.



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