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Offline Proponent

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Re: Orbits Q&A
« Reply #320 on: 03/05/2017 09:30 AM »
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You mean the failed 1960 Atlas-Able lunar probe?  You're gonna have to explain that one....  Was its lunar-orbit-insertion engine ignited before it fell back to Earth?
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Re: Orbits Q&A
« Reply #321 on: 03/05/2017 12:30 PM »
Pioneer P-30

You mean the failed 1960 Atlas-Able lunar probe?  You're gonna have to explain that one....  Was its lunar-orbit-insertion engine ignited before it fell back to Earth?

Actually, it doesn't matter.  Got a better one. 
Transit 1B  Thor Able-Star

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Re: Orbits Q&A
« Reply #322 on: 03/05/2017 07:33 PM »
Transit 1B  Thor Able-Star

Yes, indeed, Ablestar made the first engine restart.

But it is not really a "maneuvering satellite"...
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Re: Orbits Q&A
« Reply #323 on: 03/22/2017 12:38 PM »
I noticed this question about an equation appearing in Thomas Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow on mathoverflow. Does anyone recognise the equation as something related to rocketry?

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