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SSRT: DC-XA flight was postponed
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- Subject: SSRT: DC-XA flight was postponed
- From: "L. Parker" <email@example.com>
- Date: Fri, 19 Jul 1996 18:11:26 -0500
>From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Chris W. Johnson)
>To: "Single Stage Rocket Technology News" <email@example.com>
>Subject: SSRT: DC-XA flight was postponed
>Date: Wed, 17 Jul 1996 20:19:08 -0600
>From: firstname.lastname@example.org (WylieC)
>Subject: Re: July 12th DC-XA Flight ???
>Date: Sun, 14 Jul 1996 05:32:27 GMT
>Organization: CyberRamp.net, Dallas, TX (214) 340-2020/(817) 226-2020 for info
>email@example.com (WylieC) wrote:
>>Does anybody know the situation with the DC-XA? It was supposed to
>>fly July 12th. Has it been rescheduled? Problems?
>Found the answer to my own question credit goes to
>CLIPPER GRAHAM FLIGHT POSTPONED
>WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M. - Today's test flight of the Clipper
>Graham reusable launch vehicle was postponed due to lack of winds.
>Winds of 3 to 5 knots are needed to prevent the accumulation of
>hydrogen fuel vapors near the base of the 43-foot-high experimental
>Earlier in the day, a malfunction in the flight computer was detected.
>The computer was replaced, new software was loaded and checked out,
>and the vehicle was ready for flight within 65 minutes, demonstrating
>Because flight time on the missile range is not available tomorrow or
>next week, the auxiliary propulsion system (APS) for the experimental
>rocket will be reinstalled, tested and readied for next flight. The
>APS converts liquid hydrogen from the fuel tank into a gas which is
>used as fuel for the Clipper Graham's reaction control thrusters and
>an auxiliary power unit. The thrusters are used to control the
>cone-shaped vehicle's roll attitude. The APS also includes a composite
>feedline and shutoff valve.
>Flight testing of the Clipper Graham will resume later this month.
+ Weave a circle 'round him thrice, and close your eyes with holy dread... +