Monday, August 20, 2012

Rocket explosion



I gather this is a "cato" or explosive failure of a Titan 34D rocket.

Mr. McClure, what does CATO stand for?

3 comments:

Mike Golch said...

I found it:CATO, an acronym used in rocketry, for Catastrophe At Take Off -- the catastrophic failure of a rocket engine.

High Power Rocketry said...

That is the official version. But I have it from an insider that...

CATO = Cato At Take Off

High Power Rocketry said...

PS that insider may or may not be me.