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Nova LV
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Family: Nova. Country: USA. Status: Study NASA 1959/60.

The Nova vehicle most often illustrated in the popular press and histories. As in other early concepts, used F-1 engine in both first and second stages. Resulting performance and total liftoff mass was equivalent to later Saturn V.


Specifications

LEO Payload: 132,000 kg. to: 160 km Orbit. at: 0.0 degrees. Payload: 45,000 kg. to a: translunar trajectory. Liftoff Thrust: 4,065,110 kgf. Total Mass: 3,152,400 kg. Core Diameter: 14.6 m. Total Length: 66.0 m.



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