[amsat-bb] THE DMSP launch
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Sun Oct 18 10:12:16 PDT 2009
"We have a unique opportunity with the Atlas 5/DMSP launch, as DMSP is
a relatively lighter spacecraft than many of those that fly on Atlas.
For that reason, we have a tremendous amount of performance margin.
That's certainly not the case for some future missions that Atlas will
be flying. So we're taking advantage of the opportunity before us to
use some of that excess performance margin on the Atlas 5," said Col.
Michael Moran, the Atlas Group commander.
to bad we didnt have something to use that excess performance...they flew ballast on the flight
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