Monday, June 29, 2009
The search for Little Joe III goes on.
Dick Stafford of Dick's Rocket Dungeon linked me to
this illustration he posted a couple years ago.
Is this the shape of Little Joe III?
The search goes on.
It's certainly conjecture in the illustration since it shows
3 possible versions, and it shows a generic Apollo style
escape tower on the cone.
I would discount the 2 segment SRB version outright.
Even if ATK had already developed it, it would be
expensive, and offer only one performance profile.
Version 2 with the 2 surplus Minuteman 1st stages
would be neat, and answers the above problems a
bit better. Now version 3 with the GEM-60's, that's
the ticket! Load'er up with however many strap-on's
needed for a particular test, and let'er rip!
Quantity discounts when ordering by the truckload.
BTW: Dick ran a stability sim on a 3"dia modroc of
the MLAS in my previous post.
Check it at: http://rocketdungeon.blogspot.com/