Re: Delta Rocket Body / Shuttle Near Miss

From: Robert Holdsworth (robbonz1@xtra.co.nz)
Date: Fri Aug 10 2007 - 20:52:09 EDT

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    Payload doors were opened at 0016 UTC,  launch was of course at 2236.  The 
    only significant other event relating to doors anywhere in this time frame 
    appears to have been the closing of the umbilical doors 23 minutes after 
    launch- could that be it?  Can find no reference to it on any website so 
    far, if there are any replays of the news conference e.g on NASA-TV it may 
    be possible to pick up on what was said.
    
    What is of more concern is that as I was researching this I picked up on the 
    news that there appears to be have been some ice damage to the heat shield 
    on the Shuttle.  I suspect that coverage of that may eclipse anything  else 
    related to the launch now!
    
    Robert
    
    
    
    
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    From: "Bill Bard" <wbard@wb-web.org>
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    Sent: Saturday, August 11, 2007 11:36 AM
    Subject: Delta Rocket Body / Shuttle Near Miss
    
    
    > During this evenings shuttle briefing, it was stated that the shuttle 
    > passed near a Delta rocket body shortly after launch. I think it was 
    > around time of payload bay opening which I think was about an hour or  so 
    > after launch. I think it passed around 0.6 km to 1 km from the  orbiter 
    > and was not from the Phoenix launch.
    >
    > Bill Bard
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