[FPSPACE] Russian military launch on September 2nd
thomsona at flash.net
Tue Aug 30 16:52:54 EDT 2005
> This is the ESA/Lavochkin 'IRDT' payload, that's had bad launchings in
> recent years, and one semi-success on its only real space
flight. Inflatable RV's, and i'm quite impressed with the possibilities.
Yes. It's the kind of thing that might help future Mars missions. Or
missions to anyplace with an atmosphere.
Until, of course, we get serious propulsion and don't have to worry about
such matters. But that's liable to be a while.
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