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astronautix.com Timberwind


Family: Nerva. Country: USA. Status: Development 1992.

DARPA project. Nuclear fission engine using spherical fuel elements.


Specifications

Liftoff Thrust: 1,396,380 kgf. Total Mass: 884,478 kg. Core Diameter: 8.7 m. Total Length: 36.0 m. Flyaway Unit Cost $: 166.66 million. in 1985 unit dollars.



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