Athena fans

Spike Jones (
Fri, 24 Sep 1999 23:32:49 -0700

I havent been able to find a good picture of Athena on the web. By "good" I mean one with high enough resolution to see the command destruct receivers... {8^D This site it better than nothing.

If you go there, note the support tower to the left of the bird. With other launch systems, the support tower is a wonderfully complex and expensive structure in itself, built government style. In LLV, now called Athena, that structure is nothing but a large steel tube. Thats all it is. All the payload support cables and stuff go up thru that simple tube structure. Built commercial style. {8-]

Correction to my previous post, that failed launch was in summer of 1995, not 94. spike