Rocket Science!

What is pride? A rocket that emulates the stars.
William Wordsworth

Rocket Size Mass to LEO, metric tons Mass to GTO, metric tons Mass to SSO, metric tons Total Launches Core Stage Boosters Stages Cost
Ariane 4 [1] - 10.2 (200 km,5.2°); 8.2 (200km, 90°) 4.8 (185 km, 7°) 6.5 - - - - -
Ariane 5 ECA [1] 46-52 m x 5.4 m 18 (550 km, 28.5°)[777,000 kg total] 6.8 (580 km, 7°) 12 72/76 total; 45/46 ECA EPC H173 @ 1,390 kN (vacuum) using Vulcain 2 engine w/ 432 Isp (vacuum)  and 540 s burn time using LOX/ LH2 ECA – EAP P241 x 2 @ 14,160 kN total, 140 s burn using HTPB; ECA Stage 2 – EPS ESC-A 67 kN, 945s burn time w/ 446 Isp using LOX/ LH2 $200M
Atlas V 550 [1,2] 58.3 m x 3.81 m 20 (185 km, 28.5°), 17 (185 km, 90°)  [334,500 kg total] 8.2 (167 km, 27°);[9,800–18,810 kg total] - 47/48 - - 2 $223M to GTO
Delta IV [2] 63.0-72.0 m x 5.0 m 249,500-733,400 kg 9,420-28,790 kg 4,440-14,220 kg 26/27 x x 2 $170M
Delta III [1] - 8.3 (185 km, 28.7°), 6.8 (200 km, 90° 8.3 (200 km,28.7°) 6.1 - - - - -
Falcon 9 [2] 68.4 m x 3.66 m 505,846 kg 13,150 kg 4,850 kg 10/11 x x 2 $59.5M
Long March 3B [1] - 11.2 (200 km, 28.5°) 5.1 (180 km, 28.5°) 6.0 - - - - -
Proton K [1] - 19.8 (186 km, 51.6°) 4.9 (4200 km, 23.4°) 3.6 - - - - -

References:

  1. The Physics of Space Security: A Reference Manual, David Wright, Laura Grego, and Lisbeth Gronlund, 2005
  2. Space Mission Engineering: The New SMAD (Space Technology Library, Vol 28), James R. Wertz, David F. Everett, 2011

SEC Football Week 7: Missouri Tigers 42, Florida Gators 13

 

Will Muschamp is finding innovative ways to lose a game. I cannot wait to see how we lose against Georgia in our next game after the bye week. Despite the Gators gaining more yards on offense, the Gators could not overcome Missouri’s points off an interception, kick return, and punt return, as well as a short field surrendered after 3 interceptions.

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In defense of Will Muschamp

Comparison - Will Muschamp and Dan Mullen

I am not turning on the TV today. Every dadgum channel is showing snippets of Forced Sex University and Notre Dame. Meanwhile, my team’s offense cannot locate the endzone!

I try to hold onto some optimism, but I just do not have enough booze in the refrigerator to maintain much optimism. It is not even 9:00 AM Pacific time and I need some booze just to read this [Only Gators: The Silver Lining]. The gist of that article is that article is that amidst the noise, there are still signs of hope for Will Muschamp. Right now, there are plenty of Gator fans clamoring for Dan Mullen. In 2008, there were plenty of Gator fans calling for Mullen’s head as OC–even going as far as putting up websites calling for him to be fired. How short our memories are here in Gainesville in 2014. In 2013, fans in Starksville were calling for him to be fired after they went 6-6. Fast forward to 2014, and with only 7 additional games there are fans in Starksville and Gainesville proclaiming Dan Mullen as the greatest coach of the past 30 seconds.

To the point: Will Muschamp’s numbers overall are still better than Dan Mullen’s at equivalent points in their respective careers. The outlier here for Muschamp is not the 11-2 season, but the 4-8 season. The outlier for Mullen is the 7-0 season to this point, which is statistically a sign that he has reached nirvana of college coaching or he reached an anomalous peak.

In summary: As much as I expect a crappy game today, and as much as I am fed up with the product on the field, I still hold onto a smidgen of hope that the statistics below point to a possible turnaround next year for Will Muschamp. However, if the Gators lose ugly to Mizzou today, then all bets are off.

SEC Football Week 5: Florida Gators 10, Tennessee Volunteers 9

Avert your eyes! This was easily the worst football game that any football fan should be forced to watch at gunpoint. Both teams tried their hardest to sully the good name of American gridiron football with this travesty of a game. It appeared that neither team wanted to win, so they just handed one of these losers more points than the other loser. Congratulations, Florida Gators, for being the losers with more points. Thank you for making it so gosh darn painful to be a Gator fan. On that note, I need to get some more booze before the LSU game. On the bright side, I am happy to see Treon Harris get the opportunity to add a spark to an otherwise listless offense. The defense finally got up to make some plays. On a sad note, Treon Harris’s career passer rating  dropped from 1057 to 768. Bring on Skyler Morhinweg.

Team Stats FLA TENN
First Downs 16 12
Total Plays 75 68
Total Yards 230 234
Passing 76 206
Rushing 154 28
Penalties 5 / 43 7 / 50
Possession 31:41 28:19
Turnovers 3 3

 

FLA Passing CMP ATT YDS YPA TD INT
Jeff Driskel 11 23 59 2.6 0 3
Treon Harris 2 4 17 4.3 0 0
TEAM TOTALS 13 27 76 2.8 0 3
FLA Rushing ATT YDS AVG LG TD
Matt Jones 23 114 5 32 1
Jeff Driskel 14 30 2.1 16 0
Treon Harris 4 24 6 10 0
Kelvin Taylor 3 1 0.3 6 0
Valdez Showers 1 -5 -5 0 0
Team 3 -10 -3.3 0 0
TEAM TOTALS 48 154 3.2 32 1

 

Related:

  • Week 1, Florida Gators 0, Idaho Vandals 0
  • Week 2, Florida Gators 65, Eastern Michigan Eagles 0
  • Week 3, Florida Gators 36, Kentucky Wildcats 30
  • Week 4, Alabama Crimson Tide 42, Florida Gators 14

Former Florida Gators in the NFL: 2014 Week 4 | ONLY GATORS Get Out Alive

The NFL Gator of the week according to OnlyGators.com is Louis Murphy!

WR LOUIS MURPHY, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Six receptions for 99 yards (targets: 11, long: 41) [all team-highs]
» Murphy was signed by the Bucs early last week and played in his first game of the season. He had a clutch 41-yard reception that set-up a game-winning touchdown.

http://www.onlygators.com/09/30/2014/former-florida-gators-in-the-nfl-2014-week-4/

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