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Nova-1 DAC
Part of Bono Family
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Nova Douglas 1
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American heavy-lift orbital launch vehicle. Douglas/Bono design for Nova using LOx/RP-1 in first stage, existing engines.

Status: Study 1963. Payload: 454,500 kg (1,002,000 lb). Thrust: 85,079.10 kN (19,126,543 lbf). Gross mass: 7,026,400 kg (15,490,500 lb). Height: 64.00 m (209.00 ft). Diameter: 21.30 m (69.80 ft). Apogee: 325 km (201 mi).

LEO Payload: 454,500 kg (1,002,000 lb) to a 325 km orbit.

Stage Data - Nova-1 DAC

  • Stage 1. 1 x Nova DAC-1. Gross Mass: 4,213,000 kg (9,288,000 lb). Empty Mass: 194,000 kg (427,000 lb). Thrust (vac): 97,840.000 kN (21,995,300 lbf). Isp: 299 sec. Burn time: 118 sec. Isp(sl): 260 sec. Diameter: 21.30 m (69.80 ft). Span: 21.30 m (69.80 ft). Length: 25.90 m (84.90 ft). Propellants: Lox/Kerosene. No Engines: 4. Engine: 5 mlbf RP-4. Status: Study 1963. Comments: Operational date would have been July 1977. Recoverable stage. 10% plug nozzle.
  • Stage 2. 1 x Nova DAC-2. Gross Mass: 2,268,000 kg (5,000,000 lb). Empty Mass: 143,000 kg (315,000 lb). Thrust (vac): 26,683.000 kN (5,998,577 lbf). Isp: 426 sec. Burn time: 327 sec. Diameter: 21.30 m (69.80 ft). Span: 21.30 m (69.80 ft). Length: 27.40 m (89.80 ft). Propellants: Lox/LH2. No Engines: 4. Engine: M-1. Status: Study 1963. Comments: Operational date would have been July 1977. Recoverable stage.



Family: heavy-lift, orbital launch vehicle. Country: USA. Engines: 5 mlbf RP-4, M-1. Stages: Nova DAC-1, Nova DAC-2. Agency: Douglas.
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