[FPSPACE] Burnt Frost starts to melt.. .!
thomsona at flash.net
Fri Aug 22 11:03:51 EDT 2008
--- On Fri, 8/22/08, John Locker <john at satcom.freeserve.co.uk> wrote:
> Under a Freedom Of Information Act request Yousaf Butt
> has come up with some interesting information.
I wonder why it was necessary for NASA to do the modeling described, which was apparently a hurried, last minute affair. According to accounts of the lead-up to the intercept, things got moving in mid-December when Scott Large, NRO Director, approached the Missile Defense Agency and other DoD components expressing worry that the hydrazine tank would survive reentry. Presumably NRO had done its own modeling that justified the worry -- The Aerospace Corporation, a traditional NRO support organization, would likely have been responsible, and they generally do a competent job: http://www.aero.org/capabilities/cords/index.html.
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