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To: hoagy62

The rocket engines used in the SeaLaunch rockets are Russian, too!

Pretty soon they’ll be making our fighter jets for us.


7 posted on 05/03/2012 11:08:05 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

HOLD EXTENDED purge line issue


8 posted on 05/03/2012 11:41:06 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Chen Guangcheng: Gutsy call, Obama /UltraMegaDrippingSarc)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

First...the launch is on hold while they look at an overheating issue with the Centaur interstage motors. Launch is likely not going to be on-time, but they have a 2-hour launch window, so it still may happen of they get the issue taken care of in time.

Secondly, a correction. The engine on the Atlas V 1st stage is the RD-180, NOT RL-150. Dunno where I got that one.


9 posted on 05/03/2012 11:41:20 AM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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