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spaceuk
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posted 06-21-2006 02:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
On the mission logo- Aerojet reckon this their 250th launch.

250th launch of what - Aerojet rocket engines?


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posted 06-21-2006 02:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Apollo-Soyuz   Click Here to Email Apollo-Soyuz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Phil- That would be my guess as this is Delta-316.

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Ben
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posted 06-21-2006 10:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ben   Click Here to Email Ben     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Although I just returned from the launch, I cannot provide a good answer.

It either means 250th time a Delta has flown with aerojet second stage, or the 250th flight of any aerojet engine (such as, they also make the Atlas 5 SRBs).

Ben
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posted 06-21-2006 11:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ben   Click Here to Email Ben     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Photos I took of today's launch:
http://www.launchphotography.com/MITEX.html

spaceuk
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posted 06-22-2006 07:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
nice pics Ben - pleased it got away with MITEX.

I found email for PR at Aerojet - waiting answer from them.
If I get answer I'll post here.

Guess its the 250th launch with aerojet engines aboard.

Though Aerojet engines used in many spacecraft as well - Mars craft in particular?


Phill
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Robert Pearlman
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posted 06-22-2006 08:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
An Aerojet press release provides the answer:
quote:
Today's launch was the 250th Delta launch supported by Aerojet's reliable and versatile second stage storable liquid rocket engines with 100 percent mission success.

Ben
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posted 06-22-2006 07:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ben   Click Here to Email Ben     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks, I've also posted a video I took:
http://www.launchphotography.com/MITEX_press_site_video.html

spaceuk
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posted 06-24-2006 05:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Robert

They must have posted press release after I'd visited their site on 21st


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