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Old November 10 2012, 08:30 PM   #302
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Re: Envisioning the world of 2100

Yep, that's Jim alright--Payload processing. He and Scott Lowther over at had it out briefly:

Bye the Bye, what caused USA-193 to fail? Could it be that it wasn't closed out properly? Um..wasn't that your line of work?

Soon after launch John Locker in the UK reported that the NROL-21 satellite failed within hours of its launch and the solar arrays never deployed.

gturner wrote: View Post
Yep. SSTO is virtually unworkable, but there's no reason a two-stage rocket can't be reusable.
China looks to be doing work on their own spaceplane:

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