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Private, uncrewed, suborbital test flights to start this year.



 
 
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Old May 13th 11, 06:22 PM posted to sci.space.policy,sci.astro,sci.physics
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Default Private, uncrewed, suborbital test flights to start this year.

In sci.physics Pat Flannery wrote:
On 5/12/2011 7:59 AM, Rick Jones wrote:
What is that in English?-) - for example is 10,000 MSL 10,000 feet or
something else?


No flying up to 10,000 above sea level out on the salt flat at 31.2706
N, 104.4546 W (Google Earth shows their circular test pad there) near
Van Horn, Texas and for a radius of 17 miles in any direction on
Thursday, May 5, 2011 between 7 AM - 12 AM local time.
The 17 miles is a little strange; one would have expected either 15 or
20 miles?

Pat


It is 15 miles statute; aviation miles are generally nautical.



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Old May 15th 11, 12:38 PM posted to sci.space.policy,sci.astro,sci.space.history
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Default Private, uncrewed, suborbital test flights to start this year.

On May 13, 1:22*pm, wrote:
In sci.physics Pat Flannery wrote:

On 5/12/2011 7:59 AM, Rick Jones wrote:
What is that in English?-) - for example is 10,000 MSL 10,000 feet or
something else?


No flying up to 10,000 above sea level out on the salt flat at 31.2706
N, 104.4546 W (Google Earth shows their circular test pad there) near
Van Horn, Texas and for a radius of 17 miles in any direction on
Thursday, May 5, 2011 between 7 AM - 12 AM local time.
The 17 miles is a little strange; one would have expected either 15 or
20 miles?


Pat


It is 15 miles statute; aviation miles are generally nautical.

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Jim Pennino

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In case someone is reading this on a forum other than sci.physics
where Jim already made a correction to his post, that 15 miles should
have been 20 miles
as nautical miles are longer than statute miles.


Bob Clark
 




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