Re: Ariane 4 Launch Fuel Dump?

From: Daniel Deak (
Date: Fri May 03 2002 - 22:21:19 EDT

"Ted A. Nichols II" wrote:
> Greetings all,
> I'm looking for a confirmation of a possible fuel dump performed by the
> Ariane 4 Rocket launching Spot 5.

>From what I saw it sure was. The C-shaped nebula grew quite fast around the
stage, up to 4 degrees in diameter. It remained in the vicinity of the stage. A
few moments later, we could distinguish two objects surrounded by this cloud.

I will analyze the audio recording of the event and post more details later. I
will also make a drawing of my observation.

It was spectacular !


Daniel Deak
representant, projet spatial Starshine
L'Avenir, Quebec

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