Kudos to Russian's! Use Satan ICBM for profits

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posted on Jun, 30 2004 @ 12:00 PM
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I love when I see russian success in their fledgling democracy. They used an old 10 warhead ICBM to commericaly place satelites from several different nations into orbit for profit!

Awesome use of machines designed to kill millions. Grats to you Russians watching this site! Id like to see more weapons used for peacefull purposes. Kinda makes it worth some of that money wasted on killing machines.

Great Job
X

Russia's Satan Soars For Peaceful Profit
www.spacedaily.com...


[edit on 1-7-2004 by Xeven]




posted on Jul, 1 2004 @ 11:10 AM
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Originally posted by Xeven
I love when I see Russian success in their fledgling Democracy. Now they used an old 10 warhead ICMB to commericaly place satelites from several different nations into orbit for profit!

Awesome use of machines designed to kill millions. Grats to you Russians watching this site!
Great Job
X

Russia's Satan Soars For Peaceful Profit
www.spacedaily.com...

[edit on 30-6-2004 by Xeven]


The US has been doing this since the 1960's. Remember the original Atlas boosters (I think it was the Mercury missions)? Those were ICBM's. The Titan IV that is the US's heavy lift vehicle? It uses a Titan ICBM booster. Boeings Delta series? They are mased on the Thor IRBM.

A company called Orbital sciences also makes commercial launch vehicles based on both Minuteman and Peackeeper lower stages (the most recent launch was a Peacekeeper based rocket carrying a "weather" payload for Taiwan).


E_T

posted on Jul, 1 2004 @ 03:02 PM
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Here's more about these rocket boosters:
www.designation-systems.net...

I think Titan-Centaur combination is US's most powerfull rocket booster. (at least until that Delta 4 heavy comes)



posted on Jul, 1 2004 @ 04:09 PM
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Originally posted by E_T
Here's more about these rocket boosters:
www.designation-systems.net...

I think Titan-Centaur combination is US's most powerfull rocket booster. (at least until that Delta 4 heavy comes)


Actually, the Titan IV will still have a greater lift capability (into LEO) - but not by much.

I'm sure later down the line the EELV's will catch up



posted on Jul, 1 2004 @ 11:58 PM
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Mostly this post was to congratulate them on turning old war stuff into something good for their nation (money). Was not intended to say hey they are doing better than us etc... Read the article its a very cool use of old weapon.

X


E_T

posted on Jul, 2 2004 @ 01:12 AM
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I think that Sea Launch program also uses old ICBM rocket booster.



posted on Jul, 2 2004 @ 02:31 AM
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Speaking of using old junk turned useful thats basically what DU (depleted uranium) is. BTW just off the top of my head I remember the SS-18 Satan had the greatest range of any russian ICBMS (not sure what that # is) and it had the most powerful payload of any ICBM in the world. Plus it had multiple-reentry-launch vehicles.
Just hope they remember to remove the warheads before launching.



posted on Jul, 2 2004 @ 05:08 AM
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Originally posted by E_T
I think that Sea Launch program also uses old ICBM rocket booster.


I think it is based on an ICBM design, but I don't think it usues old boosters.
www.sea-launch.com...



posted on Jul, 4 2004 @ 12:03 AM
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Originally posted by FredT

Originally posted by E_T
I think that Sea Launch program also uses old ICBM rocket booster.


I think it is based on an ICBM design, but I don't think it usues old boosters.
www.sea-launch.com...


It uses a Russian Zenit booster. I'm not sure of it's lineage either...



posted on Jul, 4 2004 @ 12:18 AM
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satan! thats a bitching name for an ICBM. i think we should change the name of ours, but then again they are living up to their names





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