[amsat-bb] ARES 1-X 10 0n 10 launch

Luc Leblanc lucleblanc6 at videotron.ca
Wed Oct 28 21:24:47 PDT 2009

I just review my DVD recording of the ARES 1-X launch, what a spectacular launch for  the tallest rocket in the world. It was amazing to 
see how in 3 years this rocket pass from a paper sheet to a 300 foot rocket.

But it could be the first and the last launch for this amazing 450 millions rocket project. It make's me remember the numerous AMSAT-NA 
post AO-40 failed project.  I now know why and how things evoluate from the 1960 Redstone/Atlas and Mercury project failed launches to this 
brilliant ARES 1-X success... a 500 Hockey mark.

The human factor and knowledge! experience came last as it's often just to confirm the process of bad decisions.

Will ARES 1-X survive? It can at least be a wonderful amateur radio satellite launch opportunity but for this it take's will and 
leadership! A very hard to find resources when ITAR is so easy to invoke...


Luc Leblanc VE2DWE
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