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Space and Science BS Thread

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Monster Coma, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. Jun 24, 2022 at 2:09 PM
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    But only slightly different. There weren't any major changes because they were too scared to make them. It'd be like still rocking an original iphone and saying the new case makes it new.
     
  2. Jun 24, 2022 at 3:40 PM
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    Watch Live Launch Coverage of the CAPSTONE Mission to the Moon

    Tune in Monday, June 27, to watch the launch of CAPSTONE, our first mission testing a unique flight path around the Moon that Gateway, our future lunar space station, will also use.

    CAPSTONE will launch aboard a Rocket Lab Electron rocket from the company's Launch Complex 1 in Mahia, New Zealand. Once released from Rocket Lab's Photon satellite bus, the microwave-sized spacecraft – which is owned and operated by Advanced Space for NASA – will embark on a four-month journey to its target destination: the Moon. CAPSTONE will spend at least six months testing an unusual orbital path around the Moon, helping reduce risk for future spacecraft and demonstrating navigation technologies that would allow future spacecraft to determine their location in space without relying exclusively on tracking from Earth.
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    The instantaneous launch opportunity is at 6 a.m. EDT (10:00 UTC) on Monday, June 27. Live coverage will begin at 5 a.m. on NASA Television, the agency's website, the NASA app, and our social media channels.

    Members of the public are invited to join the virtual NASA Social to get a behind-the scenes look at CAPSTONE, learn what makes CAPSTONE unique among NASA’s missions, meet the rocket launching CAPSTONE, and more.

    And after the launch, you can follow CAPSTONE’s journey live using NASA’s Eyes on the Solar System interactive real-time 3D data visualization. Starting about one week after launch, you can virtually ride along with the CubeSat with a simulated solar system view. NASA will post updates in the visualization on the agency’s Ames Research Center home page as well as Twitter and Facebook.
    Watch the Launch Online
     
  3. Jun 25, 2022 at 7:22 AM
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  4. Jun 25, 2022 at 8:50 AM
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  5. Jun 25, 2022 at 10:19 AM
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    Don’t know for sure but would suspect a good ole assembly line.
     
  6. Jun 25, 2022 at 10:21 AM
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  9. Jun 25, 2022 at 3:22 PM
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  10. Jun 25, 2022 at 5:59 PM
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    ^ Liked for the observation, not the cancellation of an FH :annoyed:.
     
  12. Jun 26, 2022 at 4:23 AM
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    You got me thinking about Russians coming over for training during the Shuttle years…

    Found this nugget about the ASTP:
    https://www.nasa.gov/feature/45-years-ago-apollo-soyuz-test-project-crews-train-in-the-us

    Haven’t found stuff on the mid to later Shuttle years yet but I’m thinking cosmonauts must’ve come over early on for training for Shuttle/MIR (link is to the Wiki page).

    To summarize:
    Shuttle/MIR was the first phase of International Cooperation with Russia in Space. Atlantis had a custom docking and was the only Shuttle to dock with MIR.
    STS-60 was the first Shuttle mission to include a cosmonaut, STS-63 the second- this one rendezvoused with MIR. All the remaining missions in the program docked to MIR. Later STS-71 brought the first all Russian MIR crew (3) to the station. STS-84, -86, -89 and -91 all included cosmonauts in the Shuttle crew.

    I think since the start of building the ISS (second phase) - Star City in Russia has all the US component mock ups so no need to come over here for training.

    I wish my memory was better - the book Dragonfly listed below is there because I mentioned it in this thread. Good read, might have to pick it up again.
     
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    That's pretty cool.

    But, I kinda meant the cosmonauts coming to the US for access to space.
     
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    I guess it took 7 successful crewed flights within a couple of years to convince them it was safe.
     
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  16. Jun 26, 2022 at 11:25 AM
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    I figure it was seeing all that room on the Crew Dragons.
     
  17. Jun 26, 2022 at 11:35 AM
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    https://twitter.com/rocketlab/status/1541079410270359552?s=21&t=8qAzyl_bhcb26IOKNg_Ikg
     
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    The fact that it'll still arrive on the same day despite a ~30 day launch window is bananas to me! I don't fully understand orbital mechanics but I'm assuming the later in the window requires more midcourse corrections?
     
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    It’s got a crazy route to get there. Multiple earth orbits increasing it's apogee each orbit until it is captured in the moon's gravity well.

    https://www.nasa.gov/directorates/spacetech/small_spacecraft/capstone
     
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    Yeah it's crazy but makes sense from a DV value. If time isn't a concern why not go that route?
     
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