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Old November 10 2012, 09:30 PM   #302
publiusr
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Re: Envisioning the world of 2100

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

http://cosmoquest.org/forum/showthre...05#post1857505

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?
http://www.globalsecurity.org/space/...21-usa-193.htm

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:
http://www.space.com/18410-china-spa...t-mystery.html

Big PDF
http://www.strategycenter.net/docLib...aneProgram.pdf
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