Jon berndt 2012-04-28 17:19:32
A recent post has intimated that the divergence in rates between the left
and right 51-L boosters was a sign that *both* boosters were diverging from
the stack. I would like to point out that it is stated several times in the
PC Report in testimony that the right SRB diverged from the rest of the
stack, and that telemetry from the left SRB and the orbiter (including also
telemetry from the payload in the bay) showed the orbiter and the left SRB
were tracking together. For further information, see:
Additionally, you can see the SRB breach flare origination point sweep
around as the SRB breaks loose and rolls about its remaining attachments in
the movie from camera E207 just prior to breakup.
It appears that John Maxson has finally “diverged”, as he has given up even
trying to support his position, or even to make any sense at all. Too bad.
I was hoping to see his flight dynamics analysis of how the SRBs separated
and how they could have crossed unseen, in light of all of the evidence
showing they did not and could not.
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