Re: Atlantic SLBM Test Launches

From: Marco Langbroek (
Date: Tue Sep 24 2013 - 20:18:17 UTC

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    Op 24-9-2013 22:10, Allen Thomson schreef:
    >> Nice! I was pretty sure it would end up being a Trident, but glad to
    >> see it confirmed
    > Are we reasonably certain of the mid-Atlantic launch point and the near-East initial Azimuth Marco deduced? Those puzzle me a bit.
    Allen, that was a very rough back-of-the-envelope (literally!) calculation so do 
    not put too much value in it.
    It is assuming I correctly identified the two moments of 2nd and 3rd stage 
    ignition, and that these occured roughly at 70 km and 150 km altitude. I 
    moreover neglected earth curvature, which given the range is significant.
    Nevertheless I think that within a few degrees in lat/long, the general location 
    deduced should be right.
    - Marco
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