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Tom
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posted 04-20-2006 03:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tom   Click Here to Email Tom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just saw the launch of Atlas 5 with Astra 1 KR satellite on ILS web-site.
Sure had a strange looking configuration with only 1 SRB.

Ben
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posted 04-20-2006 09:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ben   Click Here to Email Ben     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It was a good launch despite the new lopsided configuration. I have posted some photos that I shot for SpaceflightNow.com:
http://www.launchphotography.com/ASTRA_1KR.html

LT Scott Schneeweis
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posted 04-21-2006 03:08 AM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Beautiful photo's but puzzled by the use of the single solid/asymetric thrust..the RD-180's must be gimbaled pretty heavily to compensate....

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posted 06-28-2006 10:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JATO   Click Here to Email JATO     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here is a movie of the Astra 1KR television satellite being placed in its assigned orbital slot. This is the satellite that was launched aboard the single sided Atlas 5 in this thread. The 8meg movie was taken by our customer using a C14 and a SBIG ST-8 CCD camera. http://www.jatobservatory.org/images/Astra_2006-06-22_1KR-Arrival.wmv

-JATO www.jatobservatory.org

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