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Old December 24th 06, 11:14 AM posted to sci.space.shuttle
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Default SRB's not recovered?

Have there been any SRB's not recovered apart from challenger?

I seem to remember something about pictures of a sinking SRB that didn't
have its chute deploy. If this is true did it float and eventually sink with
water entering? How quick where they there to take pictures and are these on
the net anywhere? Also why isn't the chute cut away just before water
landing? Seems like they get tangled and really form a mess for the divers.


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Old December 24th 06, 10:45 PM posted to sci.space.shuttle
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Default SRB's not recovered?

the SRBs were recovered from STS-51L.. that's how they could determine
what went so terribly wrong.
I believe STS-4 boosters sunk, but I think all others have been
recovered just fine for later use.


Dac wrote:
Have there been any SRB's not recovered apart from challenger?

I seem to remember something about pictures of a sinking SRB that didn't
have its chute deploy. If this is true did it float and eventually sink with
water entering? How quick where they there to take pictures and are these on
the net anywhere? Also why isn't the chute cut away just before water
landing? Seems like they get tangled and really form a mess for the divers.


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Old December 25th 06, 04:11 PM posted to sci.space.shuttle
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Default SRB's not recovered?

Obvious? Yes.. Recovered? YES
The guy was asking if SRBs has been lost, and I was pointing out that
STS-51L's boosters HAD been recovered - obviously not for re-use, but
that wasn't the question.



Brian Gaff wrote:
I think although they were recovered from Challenger, it was pretty obvious
from the video that the joint near the base leaked and melted the bottom
bracket allowing it to pivot and puncture the tank.

I still had sight then.

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ups.com...
the SRBs were recovered from STS-51L.. that's how they could determine
what went so terribly wrong.
I believe STS-4 boosters sunk, but I think all others have been
recovered just fine for later use.


Dac wrote:
Have there been any SRB's not recovered apart from challenger?

I seem to remember something about pictures of a sinking SRB that didn't
have its chute deploy. If this is true did it float and eventually sink
with
water entering? How quick where they there to take pictures and are these
on
the net anywhere? Also why isn't the chute cut away just before water
landing? Seems like they get tangled and really form a mess for the
divers.



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Old December 28th 06, 05:46 PM posted to sci.space.shuttle
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wrote in message
ups.com...
the SRBs were recovered from STS-51L.. that's how they could determine
what went so terribly wrong.
I believe STS-4 boosters sunk, but I think all others have been
recovered just fine for later use.



True, but not recovered in the normal way. They found the pieces on the
bottom of the ocean. Don't forget the range safety package was activated,
which opened the casings up with a linear shape charge.

Danny Deger

Dac wrote:
Have there been any SRB's not recovered apart from challenger?

I seem to remember something about pictures of a sinking SRB that didn't
have its chute deploy. If this is true did it float and eventually sink
with
water entering? How quick where they there to take pictures and are these
on
the net anywhere? Also why isn't the chute cut away just before water
landing? Seems like they get tangled and really form a mess for the
divers.




 




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