posted on 08/19/2011 9:24:02 PM PDT
(The epitome of civility.)
These are the guys American astronauts are going to be hitching a ride into space with. Yikes!
posted on 08/19/2011 9:26:47 PM PDT
(Americans need to wean their government off of its dependence on foreign money.)
posted on 08/19/2011 9:32:31 PM PDT
posted on 08/19/2011 9:33:28 PM PDT
(SEAL SIX makes me proud to have been playing SOCOM since 2003.)
It's a missed shot. We all do it.
The Russians are pretty good at sending things into orbit, they've been doing it well for around 50 years.
posted on 08/19/2011 9:34:18 PM PDT
(War Criminal #18)
Hum, lets see if I can make sense of this:
1. A $300 million Russian telecommunications satellite probably paid for by dumb-ass U.S. taxpayers.
2. Got lost in space for a brief moment until dumb-ass U.S. taxpayer radar system tracked it in the wrong orbit leading to. . .
3. The conclusion that Russian technology is far superior to anything the dumb-ass U.S. taxpayer could ever achieve.
4. Hiel Obama!
posted on 08/19/2011 9:35:22 PM PDT
(Arch Angel- on guard / Still Think You're Free?)
Lost Russian Communications Satellite Found in Wrong Orbit
Is it a secret Satellite?
No mention of what the Express-AM4 was launched to accomplish. It is quite a heavy one, though.
posted on 08/19/2011 9:35:31 PM PDT
(My world was lovely, until it was taken over by parasites.)
IIRC, there was a satellite some years ago with a similar problem. It was rescued by sending it around the Moon and then back to Earth in a geostationary orbit.
posted on 08/19/2011 9:57:19 PM PDT
(The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
Well, somebody is glad that they bought launch insurance.
Somebody else is going to make a very big payout.
Many years ago, a friend of mine spent years as part of a team assembling a low-Earth-orbit communications satellite. Less than a minute after launch, the satellite ended up in the Pacific Ocean instead of in orbit. It is a devastating thing to happen after putting in so much effort.
posted on 08/19/2011 10:09:22 PM PDT
("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
posted on 08/19/2011 10:49:26 PM PDT
by Secret Agent Man
(I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
Dude...Where's my satellite?
posted on 08/19/2011 11:14:49 PM PDT
(Cogito, Ergo Conservitus.)
the U.S. Space Surveillance Network had located the Express-AM4 satellite, saying it was in an orbit with an apogee of 20,317 kilometers, a perigee of 1,007 kilometers and an inclination relative to the equator of 51.3 degrees.
What did we charge the Russians for finding their lost satellite?
posted on 08/19/2011 11:42:07 PM PDT
(Income != Wealth)
I would never trust an agency with a name like Roscos Mos.
It sounds too much like “Joe’s Rockets and Stuff”.
posted on 08/20/2011 12:05:21 AM PDT
(You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
To be honest Russians are launching much more stuff into space than NASA ever could, so shit happends more often as well. Their space program is much more extensive, and it is pretty advanced. You can’t imagine how much Russian tech NASA is using.
Homeric Simpsoninski had no effective translation for “doh”.
posted on 08/20/2011 2:55:41 AM PDT
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