Deorbiting space junk

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Re: Deorbiting space junk

Postby Rob Lister » Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:17 pm

ed wrote:I really don't give a rat's ass about this issue.


So what you're saying is that when a sperm penetrates an egg and the egg ejects some kind of enzyme or whatnot that prevents other sperm from reaching the egg, you're okay with that? Is that what I'm hearing?

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Re: Deorbiting space junk

Postby sparks » Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:40 am

Why bother? It's all going to de-orbit anyway. Sooner or later.

But you have to admit, the cloud of crap circling the planet is awesome:

http://mashable.com/2015/12/26/space-ju ... EgUMkUbgqj

I have to wonder just what the ones that are really far out there are/were doing.
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Re: Deorbiting space junk

Postby Witness » Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:15 am

sparks wrote:I have to wonder just what the ones that are really far out there are/were doing.

Real-time map: http://stuffin.space/.

Click on the object you want to know about, you'll get its name (see the help). :wink:

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Re: Deorbiting space junk

Postby Rob Lister » Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:03 pm

SpaceX's first internet satellites are set to launch Sunday

Elon Musk's rocket company has been working on getting satellite broadband off the ground for years. Now the Falcon 9 is set to launch the first test.
https://www.cnet.com/news/spacex-falcon ... ay-launch/

He's orbiting just two satellites as a proof of concept. Fag Ajit Pai, chairman of the FCC, is recommending full deployment. Here's the application
https://apps.fcc.gov/els/GetAtt.html?id=197815&x=.

What that means for you and me is Broadband (up to 1Gbs up/down) anywhere in the world, including the north and south poles (should we venture there). I'm not sure what protocol he'll use. Other [lesser] providers are bitching about potential interference with their systems, which number in the hundreds. The Musk constellation will be at least 4400.

Musk doesn't do things small.

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Re: Deorbiting space junk

Postby robinson » Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:02 pm

Musk just launched his first space junk clearing satellite/rocket package.

http://time.com/5225670/spacex-space-ju ... er-launch/
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Re: Deorbiting space junk

Postby Rob Lister » Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:24 pm

He just fucking does shit. He does it so quick we don't have time to ponder all the reasons it is not going to work. And he does it on his dime (with very liberal definitions of 'his' and 'dime').

You gotta like that.

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Re: Deorbiting space junk

Postby gnome » Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:00 pm

Agree
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Re: Deorbiting space junk

Postby gnome » Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:01 pm

And it could be most of his shit isn't going to work. But it only takes one to change history.
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Re: Deorbiting space junk

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:09 pm

No.

He is a billionaire due to the government subsidizing the Tesla.
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Re: Deorbiting space junk

Postby Rob Lister » Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:30 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:No.

He is a billionaire due to the government subsidizing the Tesla.


No.

Paypal and xcom made him a billionaire. Tesla is thus far a loser.

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Re: Deorbiting space junk

Postby robinson » Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:21 am

You never know what's going to happen

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Re: Deorbiting space junk

Postby Rob Lister » Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:54 am

That made him a mere multimillionaire.

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Re: Deorbiting space junk

Postby robinson » Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:59 pm

1.7 billion is chump change
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Re: Deorbiting space junk

Postby robinson » Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:00 pm

Musk spent 300 million on Space X

Has working rockets

NASA has spent 47 billion, still trying to get a working rocket
https://www.nasa.gov/exploration/systems/sls/index.html

Maybe in 2019
http://spacenews.com/nasa-sets-december ... ls-launch/
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Re: Deorbiting space junk

Postby robinson » Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:03 pm

But they said they are going to need another 19 billion
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Re: Deorbiting space junk

Postby robinson » Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:03 pm

I wish that was a joke.
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Re: Deorbiting space junk

Postby gnome » Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:44 pm

Vonn Neumann machines that uses the junk for raw material. What could possibly go wrong?
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