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Nova Model 33
Nova Model 33 - Nova Martin Marietta Model 33

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

Nova single stage to orbit design with 24 new high pressure LH2/Lox engines in the first stage in a plug nozzle arrangement. Operational date would have been April 1975.


Specifications

LEO Payload: 472,000 kg. to: 185 km Orbit. at: 0.0 degrees. Liftoff Thrust: 13,685,920 kgf. Total Mass: 11,055,400 kg. Core Diameter: 24.4 m. Total Length: 91.0 m.



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Nova 24G, 34, and 33Nova 24G, 34, and 33 - Nova Martin Marietta designs 24G, 34, and 33

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