[FPSPACE] Bor Videos
Brett & Sue
routierx at tpg.com.au
Sun Aug 14 00:45:38 EDT 2011
I like the account of how a Russian sailor got scolded by his officer for
sneakily dumping kitchen slops into the sea. A RAAF Orion saw it & reported
it, and the report generated a complaint to the Soviets (about dumping
unidentified waste), then down along the Soviet Navy chain of command to the
sailor - all in one day!
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My take was the first cylindrical object about a foot long that was thrown
overboard was the ever-present destruct charge the Russkies like to put in
almost all their spacecraft.
The second spherical apparatus was likely the toxic fuel tanks. The
recovery ship was small so they were tossed as a precaution. I am surprised
this operation was not done with full gas mask protection like earlier.
It was also funny watching the Russian tech working on the spaceplane
wearing only his skivies.
I love the video of the Orion aircraft making a slow pass with feathered
Robert Reeves San Antonio, Texas
reeves10 at satx.rr.com
On 13 August 2011 09:08, Stefan Barensky <stefan at orbireport.com> wrote:
What the hell are they doing at 18 and 20 minutes? Removing toxic propellant
tanks and dumping them at sea?
Perhaps, like the Russian reconnaissance satellites, the BOR spaceplanes
carried an explosive charge to prevent recovery by another nation if it went
astray, and this had to be disposed of after a normal recovery.
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