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Re: P3D launch guess??



The launch numbers for Ariene 5 do not have to be consecutive.  Ariene 4 has
skipped numbers, due to payload scheduling problems in the past -- and the U.S.
Space Shuttle is filled with scattered mission/launch numbers due to the ISS and
wiring inspection delays.

G. Beat

Mark Johns wrote:

> Jon Ogden wrote:
>
> > Was just perusing the launch schedules on the Florida Today webpage.  Found
> > a couple of Ariane 506 launches.
> >
> > Of course we all know about the 506 launch in March.  The next 506 appears
> > to be in late May carrying an ASTRA-2B and GE-7 satellites.  So with 2 big
> > birds on board, that one will probably not carry our baby.  But that's a
> > guess.
> >
> > The next 506 is scheduled for a July launch time frame.  Now on this one the
> > only payload listed is an Alcatel Eurasiasat-1. . . .
>
> There is only ONE Ariane launch 506 -- the launch of an Ariane 5 that comes
> after number 505 and before number 507.  The launch manifest at
> http://www.arianespace.com/status_nearterm.html shows number 505 scheduled for
> March of 2000 and number 506 scheduled for late May.  Since Ariane 507 is not
> yet on the provisional manifest list, launch date and payload are matters of
> speculation.  However, your September guess seems reasonable.
> --
> Mark D. Johns, Cedar Falls, Iowa -- K0MDJ (EN32sm)
>               http://pages.cfu.net/~mjohns/index.html
>  "Heaven goes by favour.  If it went by merit, you would
>     stay out and your dog would go in." -- Mark Twain
>
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