Re: Sea Launch Second Stage
Wed, 31 Mar 1999 21:35:16 EST

In a message dated 99-03-31 19:56:07 EST, you write:

 I'm not sure if the Zenit second stage makes it to orbital velocity or is
 on a ballistic trajectory (is there a C object associated with this
 launch?).  The Block DM performs two burns, presumably an orbit insertion
 burn and half an orbit later the perigee burn to go from the parking orbit
 in to the geosync transfer orbit.

It doesn't.  The second stage impacts the Pacific a few hundred miles short of
the Galapagos Islands.

Jim Mason