Re: Shuttle launch

Date: Fri Apr 05 2002 - 14:32:04 EST

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    In a message dated Fri, 5 Apr 2002  2:01:48 PM Eastern Standard Time, "Dale Ireland" <> writes:
    >Is the 4 hour uncertainty in the official shuttle launch time supposed to be
    >an anti-terrorist protection?
    Before a classified payload is launched from Vandenberg (VAB) the
    Public Affairs Office (PAO) at VAB will release a 4 hour launch 
    window.  Sounds like there's some kind of written procedure for
    the PAO that dictates a 4 hour launch window (presumably to
    interfere with terrorists' busy schedule and reducing 
    their productivity).
    Of course it has been common knowledge that the launch window
    is about 5 minutes for ISS docking missions and that the target
    launch time moves about 20 minutes earlier with each day's
    Don Gardner  39.1799 N, 76.8406 W, 100m ASL
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