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RE: Superb images
« Reply #20 on: 03/09/2006 03:52 PM »
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Ben - 9/3/2006  10:47 AMThanks for clarifying on the foam panels.Jim, where are the new photos?

They are there now.

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RE: Superb images
« Reply #21 on: 03/09/2006 04:11 PM »
Where is there I mean :-)


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RE: Superb images
« Reply #23 on: 03/09/2006 07:20 PM »
It was for the cryogenic third stage.


I was speaking about the foam blocks on the second stage.
have a look at that pictures:
Here you see the blocks still attached seconds into launch:
http://www.capcomespace.net/dossiers/espace_europeen/ariane/2002%20V154%20launch.jpg

the ones I meant are the ones that form a dark green belt in the middle of the rocket. And I think you mean the ones that are on top (underneath the payload shroud) with the brown color.

here they fall off:
http://esapub.esrin.esa.it/bulletin/bullet92/images/b92inbrif2.gif

here the blocks I speak of are white with an esa sign on them (while the ones I think you mean are dark brown):

http://www.friends-partners.org/partners/mwade/graphics/a/ariane2j.jpg

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RE: Superb images
« Reply #24 on: 03/10/2006 01:35 AM »
Added more

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RE: Superb images
« Reply #25 on: 03/10/2006 01:56 AM »
As promised, the trench pic

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RE: Superb images
« Reply #26 on: 03/10/2006 02:34 AM »
When was the photo showing two STS stacks on both crawers?

Simon ;)

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RE: Superb images
« Reply #27 on: 03/10/2006 03:27 AM »
The Europeans built a number of launch pads over the years, the Italians had a launch site at San-Marco off the Kenya coast in Africa, the British tested rockets in Australia and the French had sent off launchers from Algeria.

Kourou in French Guiana - South America has become Europe's main space port
other non-European ports are very active due to ESA partnership with NASA ( Hubble & Cassini-Huygens ) and Russia ( Venus Express )

There is however another launch site that is very active
and that is the Esrange launch Site near Kiruna it is a Swedish facility, this site in northern Sweden is located close to the North pole
they test small rockets and have been doing short experiments with micro-gravity

 



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RE: Superb images
« Reply #28 on: 03/10/2006 03:55 AM »
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simonbp - 9/3/2006  9:34 PM

When was the photo showing two STS stacks on both crawers?

Simon ;)
I wanna say it was 1984 or 1985, that would have been the most logical time anyway based on launch schedules.

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RE: Superb images
« Reply #29 on: 03/10/2006 05:07 AM »
No, that was the STS-35/38 swap in 1990.

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RE: Superb images
« Reply #30 on: 03/10/2006 11:53 AM »
More again.

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RE: Superb images
« Reply #31 on: 03/10/2006 02:06 PM »
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Ben - 10/3/2006  1:07 AM

No, that was the STS-35/38 swap in 1990.

Nice photo!  It's a good comparison of Columbia and its sister ship.  Columbia had a unique appearance, with more black surfaces on the wings and tail, and white tiles around the crew compartment where the newer ones use thermal blankets.

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RE: Superb images
« Reply #32 on: 03/10/2006 04:24 PM »
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Ben - 10/3/2006  12:07 AM

No, that was the STS-35/38 swap in 1990.

That is such an awesome picture!

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RE: Superb images
« Reply #33 on: 03/10/2006 08:29 PM »
heres another one like it

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RE: Superb images
« Reply #34 on: 03/10/2006 10:08 PM »
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Ben - 10/3/2006  1:07 AM

No, that was the STS-35/38 swap in 1990.


Thanks Ben ... great pic... looks like a traffic jam..:)   OOPS I see that comment has already been made on another thread

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RE: Superb images
« Reply #35 on: 03/10/2006 10:32 PM »
That was the pair I got to see in person, but I still like the one I noted a while ago here and which I'll post now:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=538&start=36

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RE: Superb images
« Reply #36 on: 03/10/2006 10:40 PM »
And for pseudo-completeness, Columbia and STS-35 provided a similar foreground for the STS-41 launch...

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RE: Superb images
« Reply #37 on: 03/10/2006 11:50 PM »
Is it the Shuttle ?


Nyet, its the Russian Buran !

Many NASA websites have a report on the Russian version of the Shuttle and history Launch Vehicles
http://rst.gsfc.nasa.gov/Intro/Part2_7.html

As most of you know the Russians are currently trying to build a new one, but it will be smaller like their Soyuz craft. The new Russian Shuttle is called a Kliper or Clipper



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RE: Superb images
« Reply #38 on: 03/11/2006 12:55 AM »
This can't really compare to the other images in this thread, but considering the source and location . . .
Mars Global Surveyor snapshots its cousin, Mars Odyssey, in martian orbit:

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RE: Superb images
« Reply #39 on: 03/11/2006 01:18 AM »
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psloss - 10/3/2006  11:40 PM

And for pseudo-completeness, Columbia and STS-35 provided a similar foreground for the STS-41 launch...

Beautiful. That's one of my favourites.

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