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Here's the Kaboom

Postby Pyrrho » Fri Sep 02, 2016 7:50 pm

The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

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Re: Here's the Kaboom

Postby ed » Fri Sep 02, 2016 8:39 pm

It's not supposed to do that?
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Re: Here's the Kaboom

Postby sparks » Fri Sep 02, 2016 8:48 pm

My, that one blew up reeeeeaaaaaal good!
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Re: Here's the Kaboom

Postby Pyrrho » Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:00 pm

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/ ... -batteries

Samsung Electronics is recalling its brand-new smartphone, the Galaxy Note 7, after dozens of users reported the devices exploded or caught fire.

Samsung traced the problem to a flaw in the phone's lithium battery, and issued a voluntary global recall.

Samsung is offering to replace all 1 million devices already in the hands of consumers in 10 countries, and it's recalling the shipments of the Galaxy Note 7 that have already gone out.


Coincidence? You decide.
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Re: Here's the Kaboom

Postby Pyrrho » Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:08 pm

ed wrote:It's not supposed to do that?

Interesting fact: the payload insurance only applies for launch disasters, not for pre-launch testing disasters. The satellite owners are out $195 million.
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Re: Here's the Kaboom

Postby Rob Lister » Fri Sep 02, 2016 10:11 pm

That's gonna leave a mark

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Postby JEROME DA GNOME » Fri Sep 02, 2016 11:03 pm

Elon says its not an explosion, its just a small fire that got a bit out of hand.

So who's dick does he suck to get all this fat cash from government for all these fake projects?
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Re: Here's the Kaboom

Postby Anaxagoras » Sat Sep 03, 2016 5:15 am

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ed wrote:It's not supposed to do that?

Interesting fact: the payload insurance only applies for launch disasters, not for pre-launch testing disasters. The satellite owners are out $195 million.


Ouch. If that's so, I wonder why they put the payload on it for the test.

I wonder if Space X has insurance to cover their losses. Whatever happens I'm sure it's going to end up costing them a lot of money one way or another whether they have insurance or not. Higher premiums at least.
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Re: Here's the Kaboom

Postby Doctor X » Sat Sep 03, 2016 7:12 am

Please explain in detail the accident the following space: _______.

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Postby Anaxagoras » Sat Sep 03, 2016 7:13 am

Doctor X wrote:Please explain in detail the accident the following space: _______.

--J.D.


It go KABOOM.
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Re: Here's the Kaboom

Postby Doctor X » Sat Sep 03, 2016 7:14 am

THAT DOES NOT FIT IN THE SPACE Anax!

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Postby JEROME DA GNOME » Sat Sep 03, 2016 12:37 pm

If someone steals a Tesla, is it now an Edison?
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Re: Here's the Kaboom

Postby Pyrrho » Sat Sep 03, 2016 12:39 pm

Anaxagoras wrote:
Pyrrho wrote:
ed wrote:It's not supposed to do that?

Interesting fact: the payload insurance only applies for launch disasters, not for pre-launch testing disasters. The satellite owners are out $195 million.


Ouch. If that's so, I wonder why they put the payload on it for the test.

I wonder if Space X has insurance to cover their losses. Whatever happens I'm sure it's going to end up costing them a lot of money one way or another whether they have insurance or not. Higher premiums at least.

They were going to be launching in the next few days. It was a standard "static firing" test. Until the FUBAR.
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Postby Pyrrho » Sat Sep 03, 2016 12:39 pm

Doctor X wrote:Please explain in detail the accident the following space: _______.

--J.D.

FUBAR
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Postby JEROME DA GNOME » Sat Sep 03, 2016 12:47 pm

Did you guys see the one were they landed a rocket on a platform in water by running the film backwards?
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Postby Pyrrho » Sat Sep 03, 2016 6:29 pm

The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

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Postby Doctor X » Sat Sep 03, 2016 6:54 pm

"Mistakes were made!"

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Re: Here's the Kaboom

Postby Rob Lister » Sun Sep 04, 2016 12:03 am

It actually blew up in reverse but the media covered it up.

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Postby Anaxagoras » Sun Sep 04, 2016 11:46 am

Pyrrho wrote:
ed wrote:It's not supposed to do that?

Interesting fact: the payload insurance only applies for launch disasters, not for pre-launch testing disasters. The satellite owners are out $195 million.


Turns out those owners were Facebook and the satellite was supposed to provide internet service to poor third world regions.

http://www.theverge.com/2016/9/2/127733 ... lan-future

Amos 6 would have provided backhaul for Internet.org’s Express Wi-Fi system, which connects rural internet providers to the broader internet. Anyone connecting to an Express Wi-Fi provider will experience the same, full internet as anyone else, with no limitations or favored apps. As a result, it’s been able to operate even in countries that rejected Free Basics, including India where it launched last month.

Free Basics is still active in 23 countries across Africa and shows no signs of slowing down — but its growth has been largely independent of Express Wi-Fi. Free Basics typically focuses on areas where internet infrastructure is available, but access is too expensive for much of the population. By restricting access, Free Basics can provide more people with access to basic services, even as it runs the risk of creating a multi-tiered internet.

Express Wi-Fi tackles a different problem. Instead of focusing on areas that are already connected, Express Wi-Fi looks to build out back-end infrastructure to areas too poor and remote for a conventional telecom to justify the investment. Once the backhaul connectivity is available, local entrepreneurs take on the work of bringing it to the average consumer — but it’s only possible because of the infrastructure provided by Internet.org.


I don't pretend to totally understand all of that. But presumably Facebook can afford this. I'm not sure if SpaceX can.

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The explosion of a SpaceX rocket in Florida Thursday morning comes during hard times for company founder Elon Musk, who is struggling to juggle his plan to merge Tesla Motors (TSLA) and Solar City (SCTY) and maintain his ambitious goals as he faces a cash crunch.

SpaceX confirmed the loss of its Falcon 9 rocket and its $200 million payload in the explosion at a Cape Canaveral, Fla., launchpad shortly after 9 a.m. ET. No injuries were reported.

SpaceX was conducting a routine test firing of its unmanned rocket when the blast occurred, which shook buildings several miles away. The Falcon 9 rocket was preparing for a Saturday launch, with plans to put an Israeli satellite into orbit. In June 2015, a SpaceX rocket carrying cargo to the International Space Station blew up shortly after launch.

The explosion follows an SEC filing by Tesla late Wednesday that revealed a financial crunch as it strives to acquire SolarCity. The filing disclosed that Tesla has to pay $422 million to its bondholders in the third quarter, and that it will raise additional money by year's end. The money is needed, in part, to support the SolarCity merger.
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Re: Here's the Kaboom

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