Re: upcoming solar sail launch

From: Ted A. Nichols II (tanicholsii@comcast.net)
Date: Sun Feb 06 2005 - 08:32:47 EST

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    This is a full-scale orbital flight with a full solar sail craft.
    
    The suborbital failed and supposedly crashed somewhere on the Kamchatka 
    Peninsula, due to a failure in the separation command on the Volna. 
    Nonetheless it was deemed a success and was never "ultimately" needed to go 
    forward for the orbital flight. It was only 1 blade I believe as well. That 
    happened in July of 2001.
    
    This should be fun observing wise :)
    
    Regards,
    Ted A. Nichols II
    President - ASH
    www.astrohbg.org
    Society Celebrating 50 Years 1955 - 2005! 
    
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