On Sat, 30 Jul 2005 08:11:10 -0400, John Steinberg
I've just done some very quick scratch figuring and the real answer
isn't better foam application but rather a better ablative material.
Turns out my materials science manual has the answer on page 831.
Two wrappings around the problematic ET and she's good to go. Only
potential problem: it might survive re-entry.
Interesting analysis. Did your calculations tell you how many rolls
would be required?
Couldn't you apply the same technique to the SRBs and eliminate any
remaining o-ring issues?
Chris L Peterson