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STS ET Production stops

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This is frakkin sad. The knowledge base they're letting go. It sucks.


http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/news_space_thewritestuff/2009/05/nasa-orders-an-end-to-making-new-space-shuttle-fuel-tanks.html
 

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....i thought the Ares V used a modified STS ET as it's core stage.... ???

cheers,
Robin.
 

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robunos said:
....i thought the Ares V used a modified STS ET as it's core stage.... ???

cheers,
Robin.

I think that went by the wayside a while ago when the decision was made to increase to diameter of the Ares V first stage to ~10 meters.
 

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...to increase to diameter of the Ares V first stage to ~10 meters.

oh. must have missed that one along the way... :-[

also stops the directlaunch people dead in their tracks.

cheers,
Robin.
 

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robunos said:
...to increase to diameter of the Ares V first stage to ~10 meters.

oh. must have missed that one along the way... :-[

also stops the directlaunch people dead in their tracks.

cheers,
Robin.

It stops the Direct Launch people in their tracks and it also eliminates life extension for the space shuttle as a possibility as well.
 

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On the note of a shrinking knowledge base, I just read in Defense News that they're having a hellava time designing badly needed replacement GPS satellites, a contract originally awarded to Rockwell and then McDonald Douglas, because so much personnel involved and experienced in the project were lost through mergers.
 
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