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Rosetta spacecraft

alfamav

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Report this Jan. 21 2014, 3:01 am

Rosetta, Europe's comet-chasing spacecraft, has woken from its slumber.


A signal confirming its alert status was received by controllers in Darmstadt, Germany, at 18:17 GMT.


Rosetta has spent the past 31 months in hibernation to conserve power as it arced beyond the orbit of Jupiter on a path that should take it to Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in August.


Engineers will now finesse the probe's trajectory and prepare its instruments for the daring encounter.


One of the highlights of the mission will be the attempt to put a small robotic lander, Philae, on the surface of the 4.5km-wide comet. This will occur in November.


 


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25814454


Spockism 1: "In this universe, there is no Mass, Weight, Charge or Gravity: There is only Energy." Spockism 2: "All motion is ORBITAL and GYROSCOPIC." Spockism 3: For Photons: "Energy x Wavelength is constant." For Wave-Particles: "Energy x Diameter is constant."

dryson

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Report this Jan. 21 2014, 2:44 pm

At least someone is attempting the feat of landing on a comet to gather information about what a comet is comprised of.


 


Landing on a comet should have been an American goal but since the politics of America has become switch to this agenda and then that agenda just to get politicians elected where the program is then cancelled and the money is then diverted into offshore accounts it is apparent that the American Space Program has finally met its end.


The goal of the American Space Program can be likened to a highs school drop out who just gives up their dreams just to work for a few dollars with no real ambition what-so-ever.


All by the way those of little minds in the library you are only fooling yourself with the cyberstalking that you are part of.


Fools of a little mind because your master is of a little mind as well.


This is the law that you are guilty of because your little minds only want without having to work for it.


Cyberstalking is the use of the Internet or other electronic means to stalk or harass an individual, a group of individuals, or an organization.[1] It may include the making of false accusations or statements of fact (as in defamation), monitoring, making threats, identity theft, damage to data or equipment, the solicitation of minors for sex, or gathering information that may be used to harass. The definition of "harassment" must meet the criterion that a reasonable person, in possession of the same information, would regard it as sufficient to cause another reasonable person distress.[2] Cyberstalking is different from spatial or offline stalking in that it occurs through the use of electronic communications technology such as the internet. However, it sometimes leads to it, or is accompanied by it.[3] Both are criminal offenses.[4] Cyberstalking shares important characteristics with offline stalking; many stalkers – online or off – are motivated by a desire to control their victims.[5]


A cyberstalker may be an online stranger or a person whom the target knows. A cyberstalker may be anonymous and may solicit involvement of other people online who do not even know the target.


Cyberstalking is a criminal offense that comes into play under state anti-stalking laws, slander laws, and harassment laws. A cyberstalking conviction can result in a restraining order, probation, or even criminal penalties against the assailant, including jail.


A bullfrog with a light in its belly is nothing more than a glutton looking to shine otherwise.

alfamav

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Report this Jan. 24 2014, 10:17 am

This globalisation of space exploration must be a good thing.


Each team, whether in China, India or wherever, is a multinational group of expert scientists and engineers, and their combined brainpower should help us get to the next level of understanding.


Let's hope they can also work together to make rapid progress with particle physics, DNA research and synthetic biology.


LL&P


Spockism 1: "In this universe, there is no Mass, Weight, Charge or Gravity: There is only Energy." Spockism 2: "All motion is ORBITAL and GYROSCOPIC." Spockism 3: For Photons: "Energy x Wavelength is constant." For Wave-Particles: "Energy x Diameter is constant."

alfamav

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Report this Jan. 29 2014, 6:34 am

Some artist impressions from ESA:


 


 



 


 


 


Spockism 1: "In this universe, there is no Mass, Weight, Charge or Gravity: There is only Energy." Spockism 2: "All motion is ORBITAL and GYROSCOPIC." Spockism 3: For Photons: "Energy x Wavelength is constant." For Wave-Particles: "Energy x Diameter is constant."

Palomar1932

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Report this Jan. 30 2014, 4:12 am

This looks like a difficult mission.


Let's hope they have some good sensors and clever navigational equipment.


They will need some luck also!


LL&P.

miklamar

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Report this Jan. 30 2014, 6:18 pm

Space belongs to everyone.  And, there's plenty of room for everyone out there, too!


Var Miklama--Zakdorn, engineer. "A sound mind in a FULL body!" "Time, like latinum, is a limited quantity in the galaxy."

Palomar1932

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Report this Mar. 02 2014, 3:12 am

 


There's more detail on Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosetta_(spacecraft)


In May 2014, the Rosetta spacecraft will enter a slow orbit around the comet and gradually slow down in preparation for releasing a lander that will make contact with the comet itself.


The lander, named Philae, will approach Churyumov–Gerasimenko at relative speed around 1 m/s (2.2 mph; 3.6 km/h) and on contact with the surface, two harpoons will be fired into the comet to prevent the lander from bouncing off.


Additional drills are used to further secure the lander on the comet.


Spockism: "Your Earth scientists are confused. Logically, matter plus anti-matter would equal zero - it would not produce a finite amount of energy in the form of photons."

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