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Re: Re: [sarex] ISS Transmissions



Richard:

The reason their demo aircraft crashed at the Paris airshow is that they
almost had a mid-air collision with a french Mirage that was spying on them.
It was flying a Photo mission to rying to get close=up pictures of the front
canard that they use. They were not supposed to be  in the airshow airspace
at all. When the russian pilot saw them comming head on, he pulled up to
avoid the midair, stalling the supersonic engines. Because of the relative
low altitude, recovery was impossible.
I read this in either Air & Space Journal  or another aviation magazine.

Do you really think that I think NASA or JPL would rent the aircraft to do
research if it had a flaw??

KF4VND




----- Original Message -----
From: Richard W L Limebear <Richard@g3rwl.demon.co.uk>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Wednesday, December 27, 2000 5:36 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Re: [sarex] ISS Transmissions


> "Jose Mihotek" writes:
>
> > They also built
> > their own Concord version that was more efficient than the British one.
>
> It'd be a bit difficult ... they used stolen plans which included a
> deliberate flaw (don't ask me how I know that). It was so efficient that
it
> crashed at the Paris air show while the European's Concordes carried on
> flying (until they were clobbered by a US airline).
>
> > I am a Russian technology admirer.
>
> Their technology isn't all rubbish - its just different (and some is
neat).
>
> 73
> Richard W L Limebear G3RWL
> g3rwl@amsat.org
> FOC # 1188
>
>           So many beautiful girls ..... (sob) so little time
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