Q: Why are you having a difficult time selling to outsiders that you are "on-time" with this project?A: I don't know of any data about issues like TO, didn't see any. We are keeping our heads down and pushing forward with the project. We had Orion PDR successful. And a successful 5 seg booster test. I can't speak for others. Challenged from budget perspective. Opinions of others vary, and we still need to understand Augustine report's suggestions.
Q: Been 37 years since we left earth orbit. There is a push for commercial spaceflight, without background experience.
Thanks to Chris G for specifically asking about the sep dynamics.
I lost video briefly during the separation dynamics, so hopefully will get to see this better...
Sorry if this was already covered in thread, still catching up. The NASA TV feed (over satellite) had trouble right after separation, for about 20 seconds. I'll be checking my recordings to see what the deal was, but there was definitely a problem there. Internet may have been fine, but cable would definitely have seen the problem.
Quote from: Jim on 10/28/2009 03:08 PMQuote from: kneecaps on 10/28/2009 03:04 PMAlso remember we are used to seeing separations of powered 2nd stages...Atlas and Delta have unpowered separationsSorry Jim, i'm being ambiguous in my haste. I mean of vehicles that have actual powered upper stages..rather than dummy simulators. I meant powered in that respect, as in real rather than dummy.
Quote from: kneecaps on 10/28/2009 03:04 PMAlso remember we are used to seeing separations of powered 2nd stages...Atlas and Delta have unpowered separations
Also remember we are used to seeing separations of powered 2nd stages...