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Old 06-22-2022, 02:10 PM
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Hello All,

South Korea has joined the space club, orbiting its own satellites with its own rocket (see: https://www.youtube.com/results?sea...atellite+launch ), which gives us another scale subject, too! Also:

Until they (KARI, see: https://www.kari.re.kr/kor.do ) really get going with commercial (and contracted, for other countries and companies in them) launches, keeping track of their launches will be easy. They've run a "box-ticking" space program--of sounding rocket and orbital launches--thus far; there's nothing wrong with that (although it reduces the amount of experience-by-doing), but their launch rate has been very low so far. (They have flown fewer than ten sounding rockets [if memory serves], three Naro-1 orbital vehicles [the mostly-Russian vehicle, with a South Korean solid propellant second stage], of which the last one achieved orbit, one suborbital test of their all-indigenous Nuri SLV, its first [failed, although it came fairly close to succeeding] orbital test flight last year, and now yesterday's successful launch--into a Sun-synchronous orbit--of a large flight performance instrumented satellite and four operational CubeSats; upgraded versions of the Nuri vehicle are also in development: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuri_(rocket) - Argh...it's one of those Wikipedia articles that will only open after entering its name, "Nuri (rocket)" [without quotation marks] on the main page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page .)

I hope this information will he helpful.
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Old 06-22-2022, 05:33 PM
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I found an image . . .

To me, it's reminiscient of the ATLAS-AGENA in overall shape.

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Old 06-22-2022, 05:43 PM
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I found an image . . .

To me, it's reminiscient of the ATLAS-AGENA in overall shape.

Dave F.
I agree--the Nuri particularly resembles the last USAF Atlas-Agena vehicles (the very last one flew in 1978), which had very long, 5' diameter payload fairings; their Agenas, with those long payload fairings, looked like the Nuri's second and third stages.
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Old 06-22-2022, 05:52 PM
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Also, Finescale Models offered a 1:144 scale KSLV-1 (Naro-1) plastic model kit (see: https://www.scalemodelnews.com/2013...orea-south.html ). It was/is a PMC conversion candidate. If they also produce a Nuri model kit, it could also be a PMC model.
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Always remember the "C" in "PMC" is for "CRASHER".
I love PMCs. They give me a greater than 50% chance of seeing a POWR-PRANG.
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Always remember the "C" in "PMC" is for "CRASHER".
I love PMCs. They give me a greater than 50% chance of seeing a POWR-PRANG.
The luck of the Unicorn Folk must ride with me, then (the comment directly below *this* https://www.furaffinity.net/view/18588029/ portrait a friend of mine did for/of me mentions an interesting happening), because I've never had a PMC crash. (I made one out of a 1/72 scale Saab Viggen, and a scale-like one using the Apollo CM from a Revell 1/96 scale Saturn V.) Also:

Although they weren't/aren't "officially" PMCs, the all-plastic Estes Firing Line RTF--and Cox RTF--model rockets always flew true for me, even though--like most PMC models--they were/are rather heavy for their size. I even had a ^very^ short (just ~8' peak altitude), but safe and complete (it looked like the "typical flight profile" drawing--but 'flown to scale'--that is included in model rocket catalogs), flight from a Cox Honest John, when I accidentally loaded it with a 1/2A6-2 motor, instead of an A8-3.
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I've never had a PMC crash.


Arguably, the greatest PMC crash of all time might be the one that occurred in 1975, at NARAM-17, in Orlando, FL. I was an eye witness to the event.

Jim Hartman's "PAN AM SPACE CLIPPER ORION" lifted off and, at about 25-30 feet, veered sharply into horizontal, powered flight. It headed towards the edge of the flying field and, at about 200 mph, struck a high-tension power line. It, literally, disintegrated into a cloud of "plastic dust" and, to the best of my knowledge, no wreckage was ever recovered !

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This photo was taken by the late "Micromeister". It closely approximates Jim Hartman's model.
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Arguably, the greatest PMC crash of all time might be the one that occurred in 1975, at NARAM-17, in Orlando, FL. I was an eye witness to the event.

Jim Hartman's "PAN AM SPACE CLIPPER ORION" lifted off and, at about 25-30 feet, veered sharply into horizontal, powered flight. It headed towards the edge of the flying field and, at about 200 mph, struck a high-tension power line. It, literally, disintegrated into a cloud of "plastic dust" and, to the best of my knowledge, no wreckage was ever recovered !

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This photo was taken by the late "Micromeister". It closely approximates Jim Hartman's model.
Hopefully the event didn't cost that NAR Section any money for an insurance claim (high-tension power lines are rather expensive per foot of length, and I can see an electric power utility wanting to replace it even if it appeared to be undamaged [what if it broke and fell later, starting a fire and/or carbonizing people under it?!]).
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The best PMC prang is this one...

https://forums.rocketshoppe.com/sho...p?t=2433&page=2

I was hiding behind my camera the whole time.


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Hopefully the event didn't cost that NAR Section any money for an insurance claim (high-tension power lines are rather expensive per foot of length, and I can see an electric power utility wanting to replace it even if it appeared to be undamaged [what if it broke and fell later, starting a fire and/or carbonizing people under it?!]).


It was 1975 ... I doubt if FPL ( Florida Power & Light ) ever knew that it even happened ... "Loose Lips Sink Ships" !

I think that George Gassaway has footage of Jim Hartman's PMC crash, in one of his prang films.

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