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launch opportunities?



All,
 Well, it looks as though there may be one, if not two, large windows
opening for a possible Phase 3D launch.
 Boeing, which lost the Galaxy 10 satellite on the first flight of it's
new Delta 3, has a problem. Delta 3's failure has left insurance 
companies wondering if their clients should be using brand-new boosters.
Boeing has two that it is going to be introducing in the near term: the
Delta 3 (when they figure out what went wrong with the first one) and
the Sea Launch booster based on the Zenit booster. It is *very* likely
that one if not both will make a flight next year with a dummy
payload to "show it's maturity" to carry paying customers. These are
boosters that have lauch to GTO (where Phase 3D wants to go) in
the several ton class, so maybe we should be asking "Got any space
you could spare?".

Just my own rambling thoughts.......


Later,
Andy Reynolds
WD9IYT


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