[FPSPACE] ISS & interplanetary flights
joberg at houston.rr.com
Tue Dec 21 15:56:48 EST 2004
This discussion is converging on a 'compromise solution' very nicely...
and this brings us to tomorrow's VERY interesting 'Voyevoda'
launch from Dombarovskiy, a 'troop training' exercise to Kamchatka. The
next step, they say, is to launch south into sun-synchronous orbits, and
on the same azimuth, launch lunar and interplanetary probes. The booster has
power to spare, so giving up ALL eastwards spin (actually fighting a little
by launching west of south) doesn't seem to have deterred them. Of course,
following the same ground track as the Kamchatka impact would put them
into a 64deg inclination orbit. Getting into the ISS orbit would be
of a problem since the launch site
is already at nearly 51deg N and downrange goes into China very quickly.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sven Grahn" <svengrahn at telia.com>
> If you leave LEO close to the northern apex of the orbit, reaching the
> ecliptic is not such a big deal. The same goes for reaching the Moon which
> is close to the cliptic. Remember . Clementine was launched from
> and Luna-3 from Baikonur....
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