fuelmn2000 wrote, "Also with the redundit testing that gets done I am VERY surprised that the fairing did not seperate.." Redundit?? You can't spell the word and I'll bet you don't know what it means. "Redundant" is the word. No wonder two Taurus rockets in a row failed.
Sir,I have a feeling that the contract for the rocket is structured such that ORB does not make a profit for the failure but loses very little money. It may be government carrying the risk for the launch. Which means the bottom line is changed just a few cents. In the meantime a huge increase in revenue is coming as a result of the new contract. So did someone at work give you a hard time,looking to buy or are you shorting?
fuelmn2000 wrote, "Also with the redundit[sic] testing that gets done I am VERY surprised that the fairing did not seperate.."
You mean "redundant". Let's get the spelling right. If you're one of the educated MIT types that Orbital has there, your spelling needs a bit of work. Did you write the procedures?? Then again, facts are facts. Second rocket in a row where the fairing didn't work.
Bull, Orb & NASA will investigate and fix the glitch. Sounds like the rocket worked OK but the fairing did'nt blow off. Only $.30 off stock price at end of day. Cooler heads prevailed. I'm holding long & strong.