Re: SL-16 rockets

Dr Paul J Henney (
Tue, 17 Aug 1999 15:39:33 +0100

There is more than one SL-16 though!

The tumbler is the one launched in July 1999 carrying an Okean-O
"oceanographic" satellite launched by a Zenit-2 booster

Other SL-16's have also been launched(zenit's) but are not known tumblers.


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Date: Tuesday, August 17, 1999 2:59 PM
Subject: SL-16 rockets

>I saw my 1st SL-16 rocket last night. I can't believe I never spotted one
>before. They certainly stand out with all of that flashing going on. My
>question is: Are these things really rockets? I'd be interested in reading
>about them. Also why are they tumbling? I know all of you bright people out
>there have these answers and probably
>much more. Thanks!
>Sherry Underhill