Re: Debris mass and impact velocity

From: Daniel Deak (
Date: Fri Feb 07 2003 - 23:09:48 EST

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    Matson, Robert wrote:
    > So we're talking about a distance
    > in the ballpark of 80 feet (?) being covered in 3 frame
    > durations (0.1 seconds?):  800 feet-per-second.  ~550 mph.
    You're right on the mark Rob ! Ron Dittemore explained the debris had a velocity 
    of 750 ft/sec, that is the airflow speed in this area between the shuttle and ET 
      even if the speed of the vehicle is greater.
    Daniel Deak
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