Atlantis in orbit...

From: Jim Scotti (
Date: Mon Apr 08 2002 - 17:14:10 EDT

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    I just got done watching NASA Select with Atlantis in orbit and preparing for
    OMS-2.  One interesting thing about this launch I hadn't seen before is that
    they apparently are using an OMS burn about 4 or 5 minutes into the launch
    (while the main engines are still firing).  Anyone have any details about the
    why's and wherefors of this extra engine firing?
    Jim Scotti                              
    Lunar & Planetary Laboratory 
    University of Arizona                
    Tucson, AZ 85721 USA           
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