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Offline Jim

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Re: End of U.S. Launch Year
« Reply #60 on: 01/07/2008 04:46 PM »
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Frediiiie - 6/1/2008  10:33 PM

1.  Well done Jim,
I'm sure  the alt space community will be pleased to know that low tech launch vehicles are possible.
I think what you meant was relatively low tech.
And sure, that was the original Ares concept.  Didn't last long, though, did it?


2.  Dump one EELV
Close 1 launch centre.
Close 3 pads.
and that's a good start.
The question is, does the industry want to compete or not.

1.  It IS easy to build a launch vehicle.  The hard part is to keep launching them successfully  over and over

2.  Also it is not the contractor's call.  The US gov't wants both.

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Re: End of U.S. Launch Year
« Reply #61 on: 01/07/2008 11:32 PM »
Antares said
"please stop hijacking threads. My "ignore poster" finger is getting itchy again. "

Sorry to upset you.
I'll stop posting.
I admit I was stirring the pot.
I hate to see the situation where the US launchers have effectively lost all commercial launchs.
I was hoping someone here would be able to tell me that A/ or B/ or C/ was being done by someone (anyone).
The only replies I got were "it's too hard."
Or there's this or that problem.
Or you don't understand.
But a positive suggestion?
Not one.
End of topic.

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