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  • Mike Cowen
    Paul: You re correct. The article does not address any of the items you mentioned. I was very tired when I posted his reply. Sorry, my bad. I ll contact
    Message 1 of 4 , Aug 29, 2008
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      Paul:

      You're correct. The article does not address any of the items you
      mentioned. I was very tired when I posted his reply. Sorry, my
      bad. I'll contact him again and point that out. It's possible he
      was not at liberty to disclose as he replied via his work email.

      Mike




      At 12:19 PM 8/29/2008, you wrote:

      >Mike:
      >
      >The news story is consistent with what I heard from the techs. I'm not
      >sure where your Orbital source is coming from when he says most of my
      >post "is not true." There was no equivocation from my sources on the
      >fact that (a) Orbital techs are confined to the launch complex, (b) that
      >they receive no per diem at Baikonour because all meals, etc. are
      >provided by the contractor and (c) they are not happy about a distant
      >assignment without per diem since, to the working guy, they count on the
      >per diem as a salary supplement.
      >
      >Paul
      >
      >Mike Cowen wrote:
      > >
      > > From a friend at Orbital Sciences:
      > >
      > > ------------
      > > It is just a story. Most of it not true. Here is the story on that rocket.
      > >
      > >
      > <http://www.spaceflightnow.com/landlaunch/measat3a/080812delay.html>http://www.spaceflightnow.com/landlaunch/measat3a/080812delay.html
      >
      > > <http://www.spaceflightnow.com/landlaunch/measat3a/080812delay.html>
      > > ------------
      > >
      > > Mike
      > >
      > > At 11:44 PM 8/28/2008, you wrote:
      > >
      > > >Well in the civil sector, a certain disconnect has just arrived on the
      > > >deck. According to the scuttlebut at the local pub, it seems an Orbital
      > > >Sciences satellite was set to launch from Russia's Baikonour
      > > >Cosmodrome. Well, as things happened, the launch contractor drove a
      > > >crane over the top and raked off a certain antenna that now is only
      > > >hooked up by its umbillical cables. So the company is trying to get
      > > >workers to go to Russia to fix the problem. Sorry, but no takers.
      > > >
      > > >To solve the problem, the missile must be defeuled. Then, because of
      > > >the location, it seems that any workers that are sent will be confined
      > > >to the base andwill receive no per diem. Having just returned from a
      > > >launch in the South Pacific where they received $3,000+ in per diem,
      > > >this is a no go with the workers.
      > > >
      > > >So how is this bird going to fly?
      > > >
      > > >Paul Rosa
      > > >Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
      > > >
      > > >
      > >
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      > > Mike Cowen Practice random acts of kindness
      > > and selfless acts of beauty.
      > > <mailto:mcowen%40mindspring.com>mcowen@...
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      > >
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      > >
      > >
      >
      >

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