Re: BIOTERRORISM: Our heads in the sand...

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Fri Oct 19 2001 - 10:39:29 MDT

> Mike Lorrey wrote: ... the "Baby Babylon" and the
> "Babylon Gun", which were 36" bore cannons, 100 and 1000 feet long,
> respectively. The purpose of the gun was to give Hussein the ability to
> launch small payloads into orbit (which the 1000 ft long gun would have
> done) which could reenter on any location within the 40th north and
> south latitudes.

Did they work out a way to carry some delta v capability in a
package that experienced about 1400 Gs? They would need
that if they were to get into orbit, or to be able to reenter on
*any* location +/- 40 degrees. In order to either round out the
orbit or reenter at a controlled spot, they would need to carry
not only quite a bit of delta v, they would need some kind of
guidance and control. I know of no system currently that can
stand up to that kind of acceleration, but if you know of one,
do fill me in. We could really do some cool stuff with that. spike

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