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Re: Vandenberg launch]



I can't count the times I forget to paste in a link or attach the
document I intended to send.

Here's the missing link:

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap050928.html

Regards,

Larry K8MU

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From: Larry Koziel <lkoziel@comcast.net>
To: amsat-bb@amsat.org
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Vandenberg launch
Date: 28 Sep 2005 16:47:32 -0400

Here's a photo of the launch. I'm not sure where it was taken from, but
it sure is beautiful. I wish I'd been there to see it. Be sure to click
on the picture for a higher resolution image.

Larry K8MU

On Thu, 2005-09-22 at 23:22, wb3jfs@GBRonline.com wrote:
> Hi all,
> 
> An excellent view from Las Vegas, NV of the launch from
> Vandenberg AFB at 0224z.  The rocket came up over the Spring
> Mountain range into view then about 30 seconds after
> visually sighting it, the first stage separated, leaving a
> gap in the exchaust plume.  The fresh exhaust was a very
> white in color but as the sunlight reflecting off of the
> plume, it appeared to be a bronze to golden color. 
> Amazingly enough, given the distance between me and the
> rocket, I was able to see the rocket body itself and not
> just the exhaust plume.  What was really amazing was how
> fast it accelerated after 2nd stage ignition.  I can't wait
> for more Vandenberg launches!
> 
> Jeff  WB3JFS
> Las Vegas, NV
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