Re: US LV Sales in 1995 & the "Conspiracy" Against CATS

Date:         25 Nov 96 06:18:50 
From: (Filip De Vos)
Organization: University of Ghent, Belgium
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pat ( wrote:
: In article <57206a$>,
: says...
: >
: >In article <>,
: >says...
: >
: >>  Correct me if I'm wrong, but haven't at least two US ELV's lost
: >>engines during flight and still made it to orbit (Apollo 13 and that
: one
: >>STS mission).
: >>
: >>  It is possible to design fault-tolerant ELVs.
: >
: >Try shutting down one of the Saturn V's F-1s or the Shuttle's SSMEs a
: few
: >seconds after takeoff and see what happens.

: a fully loaded 747 losing an engine 5 seconds off the runway is also
: screwed,  as El Al demonstrated,  the key is making sure these
: black zones are so small, they are EE-7 in occurance.

That jumbo lost *two* engines, not one.
And an airliner losing an engine 5 seconds after take off is not
neccesarily screwed. In fact, even losing an engine during the take-off
run, but after V0 (I hope I have the number right, I am not a pilot) or
decision speed, the A/C should have enough power to continue to
accelerate to V1, rotate and take off and climb out safely.

If engine out happens before V0, the crew brakes to a stop.

Filip De Vos                  Better, Faster, Cheaper means *NO SHUTTLE*                 -Cathy Mancus-