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Space Events

Postby tom! » Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:47 am

Hi.

Mars Rover MSL Curiosity landed safely this morning at 07:31 CEST after using a new landing method.

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Re: Space Events

Postby SturmTiger » Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:37 am

Fanstic news.
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Postby Ricky » Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:42 am

I'm quite excited. Admittedly I'm expecting that what it finds will be quite dull, but the fact that they got it there and it is up and working is what is exciting me
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Re: Space Events

Postby TISO » Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:34 pm

Last time we sent a probe Martians were still hiding
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AoAJOF5GVQ

Now they are already protesting:
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Re: Space Events

Postby Ricky » Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:46 pm

Initial pictures would indicate that Mars is currently being contested by several different power blocs:

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:P

But seriously, some of the photos taken by the orbital camera showing the landing are amazing
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Re: Space Events

Postby Roel » Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:05 pm

In fairness to Star Wars, with surface gravity being about 1/3 that of Earth, giant lumbering armoured monstrosities would be a lot more feasible on Mars :mrgreen:
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Re: Space Events

Postby SturmTiger » Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:06 pm

Roel wrote:In fairness to Star Wars, with surface gravity being about 1/3 that of Earth, giant lumbering armoured monstrosities would be a lot more feasible on Mars :mrgreen:

Repulsor lifts help to negate the effects of any local gravitational forces when necessary.
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Re: Space Events

Postby Roel » Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:45 pm

Or they could have just built some tanks ;)
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Re: Space Events

Postby tom! » Wed Nov 12, 2014 6:25 pm

Hi.

Today at around 16:05 CET Philae Lander of ESA Rosetta Probe landed on its designation, Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko (3X5km size), some 500 Mio kms away from home (28 min, 20 sec. light). It took 10 years and a total flght lenth of 6,5 Bio KMs including almost 2 2/3 year of (electronic) sleep time to get there.

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This is the first landing on a non-planetary/moon size object in our solar system.

Congrats, ESA.

The main task is to get infos on the composition of this comet to create a better strategy deflecting comets of the same type being on a collision course with planet Earth. The total life time of the landers larger main batteries is estimated with 2 days + a little x. For long-time experiments a second smaller battery set is on board.

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Re: Space Events

Postby canambridge » Thu Nov 13, 2014 1:18 am

Freakin' fantastic!

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Re: Space Events

Postby dutchman » Thu Nov 13, 2014 1:42 pm

Soooo, your saying space is like New York City? It takes 10 years to find a place to park! :D

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Re: Space Events

Postby tom! » Thu Nov 13, 2014 5:49 pm

Hi.

Nay, just 98 Days. The rest was necessary to get there from Kouru/New Guyana via Cape Town, Adelaide, Tokyo, Beijing, Bangkok, Nairobi, New Dehli, Moskow, Casablanca, Helsinki..........

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