RE: OrbView-4/QuikTOMS/Celestis 4

Date: Fri Sep 21 2001 - 16:26:52 EDT

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    In a message dated Fri, 21 Sep 2001  4:11:28 PM Eastern Daylight Time, "McConahy, Ralph" <> writes:
    > Tracking cameras showed the Taurus rocket flying essentially sideways a
    > split second after the first and second stages separated (Orbital Sciences
    > calls them Stage 0 and Stage 1). The second stage appeared to recover the
    > flight and reports from launch control reported the mission was proceeding
    > normally. "
    I saw that move while watching the launch on NASA-TV through Yahoo-Broadcast.  I thought that it was making
    some kind of dogleg manuver but I guess that there's no
    need for a sunsync launch at VAB to change direction.
    Don Gardner  39.1799 N, 76.8406 W, 100m ASL
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