Re: 99057C debris

From: michael.waterman@gecm.com
Date: Wed Apr 19 2000 - 03:51:54 PDT

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    Rob Matson wrote:
     
    > it seems irresponsible to continue
    > to launch a booster with a none propensity to pollute LEO with
    > dozens or even hundreds of fragments.
    
    Arianespace agreed, but only after the Ariane  that launched Spot 1
    exploded producing 86019* fragments. 
    
    As someone involved in the Ariane 1 thru 4 flight programs I can
    state that now after the satellite(s) have been released the unused
    propellants are vented to space. Ariane 5: I dont know.
    
    Mike Waterman      michael.waterman@gecm.com
    Site Yateley = COSPAR 2115 =  51.3286N  0.7950W  75m.
    
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