Who died on Antares?
Dugald, 20, skipper Jamie Russell, 36, William Martindale, 24, and Stewart Campbell, 29, died when the Antares’ fishing nets became tangled with a submarine passing underneath it in the Firth of Clyde on November 22, 1990.
What happened to the Antares rocket?
During the fifth launch on October 28, 2014, the rocket failed catastrophically, and the vehicle and payload were destroyed. The rocket’s first-stage engines were identified as the cause for the failure.
Do submarines get caught in fishing nets?
Large submarines have also been caught in fishing nets, but usually, the trawlers come off worse. In 1990, four fishermen died when their trawler was dragged under by a British submarine on a training exercise off the west coast of Scotland.
Has a submarine ever caught a trawler?
A trawler skipper who rushed to the aid of another fishing boat after it capsized off the Cornish coast reported seeing a submarine that appeared to be “evading” him, an inquest has heard.
Can a submarine drag a boat under?
There have been no other reported sinkings of Scottish fishing boats by nuclear submarines, though in 2015, a Northern Irish fishing boat, the Karen, was dragged backwards through the Irish Sea after its nets were snagged by a dived Royal Navy submarine.
Has a submarine ever sank a trawler?
In November 1990 the pelagic trawler Antares sank in the Firth of Clyde with all four crew members on board all losing their lives. The loss of the vessel was immensely controversial as it emerged that the Antares was sunk when its nets became tangled with a Royal Navy nuclear submarine that passed underneath.
Could a submarine pull a trawler down?
Expert testimony indicated that a nuclear submarine that got entangled in the net of a trawler could pull down a vessel of about 250 tons within 80 seconds.
Originally designated the Taurus II, Orbital Sciences renamed the vehicle Antares, after the star of the same name, on December 12, 2011. The first four Antares launch attempts were successful. During the fifth launch on October 28, 2014, the rocket failed catastrophically, and the vehicle and payload were destroyed.
What time does the Antares launch?
Launch Information. The inaugural Antares launch from Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) Pad-0A at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Va., is scheduled for no earlier than Friday, April 19, at 5 p.m. EDT.
Will Orbital Sciences use AJ-26 engines for next Antares rocket?
Orbital has announced that it is planning to use another engine on Antares and that it will likely not use any more of the 40-year-old AJ-26 engines on the rocket’s next flight – which Orbital hopes to conduct in 2016. ^ “Orbital Sciences likely to choose Russian engine for new Antares rocket”.
What is Antares and why is it important?
Antares became the largest — and first — liquid-fuelled rocket to fly from Wallops Island, as well as the largest rocket launched by Orbital Sciences.