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9.23.2005

Minotaur Missile Light Show

Made a post on my blog about the light show created by this evening's Minotaur missile launch:

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Not a bad way to get things kicked off on a Thursday night.

2 Comments:

At 4:07 PM, Blogger joŇ°ko said...

I wonder how many oorbital launches the U.S. military does every year, and the fraction that are for defense vs. civilian use. Sounds like a good idea to use all those extra ICBMs from the coldwar to launch useful scientific and commercial satellites.

I know the military is loath to spread their top-of-the-line missile technology (that's why they don't support the Brazilian of Indian space prgrams--fear of missile tech proliferation---KKKHHAAAANNNN!!), but if properly supervised from sale to post-launch, missile sales to private entities could be a boon to the space industry and a good little money maker to offset the U.S. govn't's devilishly large spending deficits (picture a marble ker-pluncking into Lake Michigan).

 
At 11:22 PM, Blogger Ivan said...

This is a good link about it.

 

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