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Spees pleen en uitstel X-ray Shuttle Missie

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  • Jeroen Kumeling
    ... The first flight of the X-33, a prototype for a space plane, will be pushed back until later this year because of a problem with one of its two hydrogen
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 21, 1999
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      > FIRST FLIGHT OF NASA'S 'SPACE PLANE' POSTPONED

      The first flight of the X-33, a prototype for a space plane, will be pushed
      back until later this year because of a problem with one of its two
      hydrogen
      fuel tanks. The X-33 is a $1.2 billion program by NASA and Lockheed Martin
      Corp. to test the design of the VentureStar, an unmanned, reusable space
      vehicle. The X-33 is a scaled-down version that was expected to fly this
      winter
      or spring.

      Fuel tank separated
      .... http://cnn.com/TECH/space/9901/20/space.plane.delay.ap/index.html

      > SHUTTLE MISSION TO LAUNCH X-RAY TELESCOPE DELAYED

      NASA on Wednesday delayed the launch of its newest and most powerful X-ray
      telescope by at least five weeks because of flawed circuit boards that need
      to
      be replaced. It's the latest setback for NASA's $1.5 billion Chandra X-ray
      Observatory, a Hubble-caliber instrument that should have rocketed into
      orbit
      last summer but was grounded until this spring because of computer software
      trouble.
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