View Full Version : Canberras (WB-57s) to track Discovery launch


MarkD
12th Jul 2005, 03:00
To achieve longer visual on Discovery for STS-114. two WB-57s (NASA 926/928) are to deploy at 60,000ft to observe until main engine cutoff. They are also rumoured/proposed as a way around the day launch requirement.

http://forums.military.com/eve/ubb.x/a/tpc/f/3431993461/m/3541970286
NYT rego required:
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/07/12/science/space/12shut.html?pagewanted=2&ei=5088&en=8bd8af6bd260ba24&ex=1278820800&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss
and more here:
http://filmer.blogspot.com/2005_04_01_filmer_archive.html#111339283092340814
Still no plan to replace them eh?