Astronomy and space exploration

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by eloyc, Apr 10, 2017.

  1. HLJ

    HLJ
    Regular Newcomer

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2020
    Messages:
    393
    Likes Received:
    643
    Don't look at the lantency though ;)
     
    Lightman likes this.
  2. nutball

    Veteran Subscriber

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2003
    Messages:
    2,352
    Likes Received:
    787
    Location:
    en.gb.uk
    [​IMG]

    Spacecraft in the act of landing on Mars, imaged by a spacecraft orbiting Mars.
     
    pharma, eloyc and Lightman like this.
  3. nutball

    Veteran Subscriber

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2003
    Messages:
    2,352
    Likes Received:
    787
    Location:
    en.gb.uk
    Dare say this has been seen by all. "We are starting the Straigthen Up And Fly Right manoeuvre". *facepalm*.

     
    pharma, Lightman and eloyc like this.
  4. jayco

    Veteran Regular

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2006
    Messages:
    1,718
    Likes Received:
    1,255
    Yeeeeeeeesssssssss

     
    eloyc, Lightman, pharma and 1 other person like this.
  5. Davros

    Legend

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2004
    Messages:
    16,803
    Likes Received:
    4,102
    That is so Thunderbird 1
     
    pharma and eloyc like this.
  6. Davros

    Legend

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2004
    Messages:
    16,803
    Likes Received:
    4,102
    This is cool
     
    pharma and Lightman like this.
  7. Davros

    Legend

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2004
    Messages:
    16,803
    Likes Received:
    4,102
    Lightman, HLJ and eloyc like this.
  8. cheapchips

    Veteran Newcomer

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2013
    Messages:
    1,814
    Likes Received:
    1,936
    Lightman likes this.
  9. jayco

    Veteran Regular

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2006
    Messages:
    1,718
    Likes Received:
    1,255
    Nerd Alert :runaway::runaway:
    421F1C8F-2737-454C-81F5-CF9DC2DEC612.jpeg
     
    Lightman, Kaotik, Laurent06 and 3 others like this.
  10. nutball

    Veteran Subscriber

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2003
    Messages:
    2,352
    Likes Received:
    787
    Location:
    en.gb.uk
    Saw the ArsTechnica review of that, it looks awesome. Post pics once you've made it!
     
    Lightman likes this.
  11. Laurent06

    Regular

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2007
    Messages:
    847
    Likes Received:
    172
    Mine is waiting for some free time. Will look great along with the Saturn V, the ISS and the Moon Lander <3
     
    Lightman likes this.
  12. Davros

    Legend

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2004
    Messages:
    16,803
    Likes Received:
    4,102
    eloyc and Lightman like this.
  13. jayco

    Veteran Regular

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2006
    Messages:
    1,718
    Likes Received:
    1,255
    Apparently SpaceX got the contract for the Lander.
     
    Lightman and eloyc like this.
  14. Kaotik

    Kaotik Drunk Member
    Legend

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2003
    Messages:
    9,812
    Likes Received:
    3,971
    Location:
    Finland
    Not surprising, they got the lander in space already. Now they just need to send a rocket to catch and bring it back to ISS, couple astronauts spacewalk into the car and off to the moon they go
     
    Lightman likes this.
  15. zed

    zed
    Legend Veteran

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2005
    Messages:
    5,381
    Likes Received:
    1,401
  16. hoom

    Veteran

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2003
    Messages:
    3,139
    Likes Received:
    693
    This is a classic bit of complete fucking propaganda nonsense.
    (almost) Every time there is a launch there is going to be a 2nd/3rd stage coming down at somewhat indeterminate time & location.
    Most of them try to de-orbit over the South Pacific because its a big target with minimal population -> minimal chance of dropping it on someone.

    The only reason this is in the news is to try to make China look bad & avoid talking about how the US initiated cold war vs China has caused China to start making their own space station (which this launch put up the first part of).
     
    Lightman likes this.
  17. zed

    zed
    Legend Veteran

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2005
    Messages:
    5,381
    Likes Received:
    1,401
    OK thanks hoom for the further info. We will see if this does land in the south pacific

    Though China does have quite a recent history of its rocket debris landing not in the middle of the south pacific

    you would think they would launch them at least on one of those islands they've built in off the coast of the philippines so if things dont go to plan at least it doesnt land on its own citizens :lol2:
     
    #797 zed, May 4, 2021 at 9:05 AM
    Last edited: May 4, 2021 at 9:14 AM
  18. hoom

    Veteran

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2003
    Messages:
    3,139
    Likes Received:
    693
    Yeah, I mean probably Soviets have dropped the most bits of rockets on other countries being they launched most of their rockets overland from Kazakhstan.
    But the US has done a pretty large amount of dropping bits of rockets on not just other countries but plenty on itself...

    Here for example is a more balanced article from a few years back https://phys.org/news/2018-04-satellite-earth-week-average.html


    I dunno wtf that video purports to show but if the shot with the building in the foreground & possibly sound of kids is from a school that booster landed a good km or 2 away from it, the debris appears to be in wooded area on a hillside, presumably the one in the distance from the 'school' shot.
     
  19. pcchen

    pcchen Moderator
    Moderator Veteran Subscriber

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2002
    Messages:
    2,912
    Likes Received:
    419
    Location:
    Taiwan
    Actually it's not that simple. The reason this is news is it's very big, and China apparently made no effort to make this at least a controlled de-orbit, or they fucked up but chose not to say anything about it.
     
  20. cheapchips

    Veteran Newcomer

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2013
    Messages:
    1,814
    Likes Received:
    1,936
    Given it's China, if they intended to have a controlled deorbit and had issues, they wouldn't say either.

    It might also be that they're pushing the Long March 5 quite a lot to get Tianhe into orbit. It looks fairly close the the limit of their publish payload to LEO. They might not have had the margin to do anything other that let the core stage go off willy nilly.

    In the end, the risk of any injury or death is very low. It's not like it's contributing to space junk. So that's a good thing!
     
Loading...

Share This Page

  • About Us

    Beyond3D has been around for over a decade and prides itself on being the best place on the web for in-depth, technically-driven discussion and analysis of 3D graphics hardware. If you love pixels and transistors, you've come to the right place!

    Beyond3D is proudly published by GPU Tools Ltd.
Loading...