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freeflight
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« on: November 18, 2006, 12:49:52 AM »

Question:
What rocket is this?


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« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2006, 03:21:28 AM »

Looks like a Delta II with the Castor IV-A solid rocker boosters.
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« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2006, 12:32:04 PM »

Delta II 7925 with an 8-foot 'Straight Eight' payload fairing. The small white paint area on the fuel tank is another identifier for a 7925. Only the Delta II 6925 flew with Castor IV-A strap-ons; currently, Delta IIs fly with ATK Graphite Epoxy Motors (GEMs).

This was the launch of Delta 247 - Advanced Composition Explorer (ACE).

More info and history of the Delta launch vehicle: http://kevinforsyth.net/delta/
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« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2006, 07:21:26 AM »

The answer is yes it is a Delta II.  As can be seen there are those who know more specific information then I do.  Good Job.
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« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2006, 02:41:36 PM »

The answer is yes it is a Delta II.  As can be seen there are those who know more specific information then I do.  Good Job.

(takes bow)  ;D

Considering how I have copies of blueprints for the Delta II - maybe one of these days I'll build a flying model from the data...

And yes, there is a Federal Standard paint chip number for 'Delta Blue' - FS 25193.
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« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2006, 09:28:57 AM »

Ok here is another rocket to id. This rocket helped launch a test satellite for communications. For extras points what are the booster rockets on the side. Guess right and I will send you drawings to build this rocket from an Estes Yankee.


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« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2006, 05:23:11 PM »

Ok here is another rocket to id. This rocket helped launch a test satellite for communications. For extras points what are the booster rockets on the side. Guess right and I will send you drawings to build this rocket from an Estes Yankee.

Yikes!...I await the answer.  I don't want to become a "Google Hero," thus I will humbly await the response.
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« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2006, 04:38:58 AM »

I know what it is... but I'm gonna defer for a few posts until a few others have a crack at it.
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« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2006, 06:57:56 AM »

AlphaSigOU, I suppose you have been reading mister Alway's book. You will find the answer on page 183. You will also find a better drawing of the boosters on page 195.
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« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2006, 10:42:57 PM »

AlphaSigOU, I suppose you have been reading mister Alway's book. You will find the answer on page 183. You will also find a better drawing of the boosters on page 195.

Having been a former flying scale model rocket geek, Peter Alway's book is always near. (I contributed some corrections to the Delta II scale data in a later edition of Rockets Of The World.)  ;D But this particular one was a popular one for building a scale model. Now if you're talking about flying the FAI's S7 (scale) event, you're kinda limited to building either a Saturn IB, Ariane or Soyuz, mainly because they are pretty complex in shape. The Russkies have their flying Soyuz full of bells and whistles, especially in the staging department.

No takers? Well, I'll bite: it's a Shotput; the boosters are Sergeants, if I remember correctly.
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« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2006, 12:54:55 AM »

The answer is the Shotput. The boosters are Recruits the same ones used on the Little Joe I.

As for the drawing I will have it posted in a short time.  I'm still working on it.
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« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2006, 01:00:42 AM »

Ok here is another rocket.  Hopefully this one will stump AlphaSigOU.


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« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2006, 01:05:33 AM »

Let's try to keep it in one thread.  Topics merged.
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« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2006, 03:08:38 AM »

The Mercury Atlas pictured was nick named Big Joe.  It was an Atlas D with an unmanned Mercury capsule as the payload (and the only one, to my recollection, that was ever launched without the escape tower).
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« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2006, 03:18:53 AM »

Ok here is another rocket.  Hopefully this one will stump AlphaSigOU.

Too easy, bud... though rocket1 already answered before I could!  ;D

Big Joe was nothing more than a boilerplate Mercury capsule.

Here's one to stump all but the most die-hard of rocket geeks: what was the serial number of John Glenn's Atlas booster?
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« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2006, 01:45:53 PM »

Rocket1 is correct
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« Reply #16 on: December 19, 2006, 02:16:52 AM »

Here's one to stump all but the most die-hard of rocket geeks: what was the serial number of John Glenn's Atlas booster?
[never mind, I was wrong.]
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« Reply #17 on: December 19, 2006, 04:17:31 AM »

Glenn's Atlas D booster was SN 109.  And for the superstitous among us, the spacecraft SN was 13.
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« Reply #18 on: December 19, 2006, 04:23:25 AM »

109D
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