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Nova Model B - Nova General Dynamics Model B

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Gross Mass: 9,070,000 kg. Empty Mass: 635,000 kg. Thrust (vac): 14,526,000 kgf. Isp: 310 sec. Burn time: 177 sec. Propellants: Lox/Kerosene Isp(sl): 271 sec. Diameter: 20.6 m. Span: 25.7 m. Length: 45.2 m. Country: USA. No Engines: 16. F-1A Status: Study General Dynamics 1963. Comments: Massed estimated based on tank volumes, total thrust, and first stage burnout conditions. Recoverable engine package; separation at 3,398 m/s at 76,200 m altitude; splashdown using retrorockets under 7 30 m diameter parachutes 1300 km downrange.
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