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Offline khallow

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Re: ASAP Annual Report Released
« Reply #20 on: 01/22/2010 04:05 am »

*AV-009 (6/15/07, NRO L-30 (NOSS Gen3)):  Centaur RL10 fuel inlet valve failed to seal after first burn.  LH2 leak during coast, caused premature RL10 shut down during second burn.

According to this story, the two satellites were on track to reach orbits consistent with other satellites of their lineage. Sure they'll have shorter lifespans due to lower propellant reserves  and spending part of their lifetime in the wrong orbits, but it's not a significant failure.
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Re: ASAP Annual Report Released
« Reply #21 on: 01/22/2010 01:39 pm »
... but it's not a significant failure.

I bet that someone thought it was significant.

Whatever it was, it was definitely not a "consecutive successful launch" as claimed by CSF. 

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Re: ASAP Annual Report Released
« Reply #22 on: 01/22/2010 02:49 pm »
From the CSF response: "...for the ASAP to state that “no COTS manufacturer is currently HRR qualified” is akin to saying that someone didn’t pass his driver’s test when he’s still waiting in line at the DMV and hasn’t even been given the exam yet."

It is not "disgraceful".  It is a deliberate lie, and it can only be politically motivated.
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Re: ASAP Annual Report Released
« Reply #23 on: 01/22/2010 03:44 pm »
... but it's not a significant failure.

I bet that someone thought it was significant.

And I bet that someone's name starts with "Ed". Welcome to the world of fuzzy logic where something can be both a success and a failure.
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Re: ASAP Annual Report Released
« Reply #24 on: 01/22/2010 05:16 pm »
SSP manager John Shannon also notes the ASAP report isn't accurate on Shuttle.
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Re: ASAP Annual Report Released
« Reply #25 on: 01/22/2010 05:25 pm »
SSP manager John Shannon also notes the ASAP report isn't accurate on Shuttle.

I wonder why...  ;)
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