Think of down range is like this.
You're standing in a line of people. down range is just that, the one
furthest from you in that line.
In space you have up and down and then you have down range. Think of down
range as your horizontal line and the up and down as your vertical line.
I say this because of the following example.
A rocket will go straight up.
Well as it goes straight up it gets away from you both horizontal and
virtually. The down range is the horizontal distance from you.
Hope this helps you to understand it better now.
Ron who would love to be the first blind man in space, but don't have the
$30,000,000.00 that the Russians want for the ticket into space.
From: "Alfredo_The_Music_maker" <birdlover2...@hotmail.com>
Sent: Monday, May 09, 2011 2:36 PM
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Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Space sims?
> Would I would like to know is, what exactly is a down range. I listened to
> a launch in progress and they usually announce time, altitude (in miles),
> down range (in miles) and speed (in MPH) Then once they separate rocket
> booster separation they have to aim the engines to the precise target in
> space since any direction can be targeted. Usually you are about 150000
> feet in space at about 2 minutes, 30 seconds.
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