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Old January 18th 09, 03:14 AM posted to sci.space.policy
Damon Hill[_4_]
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Despite numerous holds and resets, the Delta IV Heavy finally rose
ponderously through its own flames and ever so slowly cleared the
tower into the night skies of Florida. At the end of the broadcast,
the upper stage was running and payload fairing separation had been]
confirmed.

As this is apparently GEO mission with three RL10 burns scheduled,
the launch is still proceeding and word of spacecraft separation
won't come for several hours.

--Damon
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Old January 18th 09, 04:57 PM posted to sci.space.policy
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On Jan 17, 10:14�pm, Damon Hill wrote:
Despite numerous holds and resets, the Delta IV Heavy finally rose
ponderously through its own flames and ever so slowly cleared the
tower into the night skies of Florida. �At the end of the broadcast,
the upper stage was running and payload fairing separation had been]
confirmed.

As this is apparently GEO mission with three RL10 burns scheduled,
the launch is still proceeding and word of spacecraft separation
won't come for several hours.

--Damon


too bad a capsule isnt on top with astronauts actually going somewhere
besides round and round
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Old January 18th 09, 08:48 PM posted to sci.space.policy
Alan Erskine[_2_]
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"Damon Hill" wrote in message
...
Despite numerous holds and resets, the Delta IV Heavy finally rose
ponderously through its own flames and ever so slowly cleared the
tower into the night skies of Florida. At the end of the broadcast,
the upper stage was running and payload fairing separation had been]
confirmed.

As this is apparently GEO mission with three RL10 burns scheduled,
the launch is still proceeding and word of spacecraft separation
won't come for several hours.


I hate these quasi-military launches - too damn secret. Surely they (the
military) can't claim it's a security precaution - the thing's been on the
pad for months.


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Old January 19th 09, 03:50 AM posted to sci.space.policy
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wrote in message
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On Jan 17, 10:14?pm, Damon Hill wrote:
Despite numerous holds and resets, the Delta IV Heavy finally rose
ponderously through its own flames and ever so slowly cleared the
tower into the night skies of Florida. ?At the end of the broadcast,
the upper stage was running and payload fairing separation had been]
confirmed.

As this is apparently GEO mission with three RL10 burns scheduled,
the launch is still proceeding and word of spacecraft separation
won't come for several hours.

--Damon


too bad a capsule isnt on top with astronauts actually going somewhere
besides round and round



You'd put people on top of a delta heavy???

Are you nuts?


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Old January 19th 09, 05:29 PM posted to sci.space.policy
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On Sun, 18 Jan 2009 22:50:31 -0500, "jonathan"
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You'd put people on top of a delta heavy???

Are you nuts?


Why not? Delta IV's only failure so far was an underperformance that
would have been easily compensated for by the Orion SM propulsion.
Seems hugely more sensible to me than riding on top of a "shake,
rattle and roll" Ares I.

Brian
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Old January 19th 09, 06:00 PM posted to sci.space.policy
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On Mon, 19 Jan 2009 11:29:11 -0600, in a place far, far away, Brian
Thorn made the phosphor on my monitor glow
in such a way as to indicate that:

On Sun, 18 Jan 2009 22:50:31 -0500, "jonathan"
wrote:


You'd put people on top of a delta heavy???

Are you nuts?


Why not? Delta IV's only failure so far was an underperformance that
would have been easily compensated for by the Orion SM propulsion.
Seems hugely more sensible to me than riding on top of a "shake,
rattle and roll" Ares I.


That's fine for an otherwise nominal ascent, but the upper stage may
not have the performance needed to prevent black zones during
potential aborts. But that could be fixed with a new upper stage,
which would still be a lot less than the Ares, and without the shake,
rattle and roll.
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Old January 20th 09, 12:33 AM posted to sci.space.policy
jonathan[_3_]
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"Brian Thorn" wrote in message
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On Sun, 18 Jan 2009 22:50:31 -0500, "jonathan"
wrote:


You'd put people on top of a delta heavy???

Are you nuts?


Why not? Delta IV's only failure so far was an underperformance that
would have been easily compensated for by the Orion SM propulsion.
Seems hugely more sensible to me than riding on top of a "shake,
rattle and roll" Ares I.


That may be, but the first launch I watched of the big delta, the only
thought going through my head.....'not for all the tea in China would
I ever get on top of that'!

I'll settle for the Disney experience and some imagination~




Brian



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Old January 20th 09, 12:58 AM posted to sci.space.policy
Rand Simberg[_1_]
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On Mon, 19 Jan 2009 19:33:40 -0500, in a place far, far away,
"jonathan" made the phosphor on my monitor
glow in such a way as to indicate that:


"Brian Thorn" wrote in message
.. .
On Sun, 18 Jan 2009 22:50:31 -0500, "jonathan"
wrote:


You'd put people on top of a delta heavy???

Are you nuts?


Why not? Delta IV's only failure so far was an underperformance that
would have been easily compensated for by the Orion SM propulsion.
Seems hugely more sensible to me than riding on top of a "shake,
rattle and roll" Ares I.


That may be, but the first launch I watched of the big delta, the only
thought going through my head.....'not for all the tea in China would
I ever get on top of that'!


And you ignorantly think that you'd have a different feeling with Ares
1?
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Old January 20th 09, 03:59 AM posted to sci.space.policy
Greg D. Moore \(Strider\)
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"Rand Simberg" wrote in message
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That may be, but the first launch I watched of the big delta, the only
thought going through my head.....'not for all the tea in China would
I ever get on top of that'!


And you ignorantly think that you'd have a different feeling with Ares
1?


I know which one I'd fly... and that one is not associated with ATK.



--
Greg Moore
Ask me about lily, an RPI based CMC.


 




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