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2013-05-26 12:48:53 PM  
Delta? I'll assume it was with significant delay. Hope they remembered to take the satellite with them.
 
2013-05-26 01:28:55 PM  
How long before QA shows up to tell us we don't need these?
 
2013-05-26 01:31:49 PM  
Delta Airlines seen taking notes in the back of the class.
 
2013-05-26 01:32:46 PM  
I saw that rocket launch Friday night, around dusk. The contrail looked cool as shiat against the sunlit clouds.
 
2013-05-26 01:32:51 PM  

Kaymon: How long before QA shows up to tell us we don't need these?


Depends on how well the requirements were written.
 
2013-05-26 01:35:02 PM  
"Communications" satellite, eh?  Code for Spy satellite... spying on communications, probably.
 
2013-05-26 01:36:22 PM  
They have hundreds if not thousands of military satellites up there, all of which were placed without notifying the public. Wonder what's so special about this one.
 
2013-05-26 01:40:30 PM  
More shots of it from a local Space Coast surfing blog here: http://www.16streets.com/
One of which below:
www.16streets.com
 
2013-05-26 01:41:05 PM  

J. Frank Parnell: They have hundreds if not thousands of military satellites up there, all of which were placed without notifying the public. Wonder what's so special about this one.


Notifying the public, perhaps?
 
2013-05-26 01:47:55 PM  

dragonchild: Notifying the public, perhaps?


Usually don't just arbitrarily decide things like that.

It could simply be that it's much heavier than most, so the launch was impossible to hide.
 
2013-05-26 01:50:36 PM  
So what was the Δ-v?
 
2013-05-26 01:53:59 PM  

zamboni: Delta? I'll assume it was with significant delay. Hope they remembered to take the satellite with them.


Actually, it had been delayed 3 or 4 times.

http://www.floridatoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2013305250010& nc lick_check=1  link with video
 
2013-05-26 01:55:05 PM  
Yeah, charge for the first bag checked in, that's how they get you!
 
2013-05-26 01:56:44 PM  

J. Frank Parnell: They have hundreds if not thousands of military satellites up there, all of which were placed without notifying the public. Wonder what's so special about this one.


You're misinterpreting public disinterest as government secrecy.  The launches make local news and aviation/space news, but nothing wide-spread because most people don't care.  You'll notice that there's nothing about this launch on CNN.com, but there's a story about it's launch delay on Aviation Week.  This is normal; the general public does not care about the launch of yet another commsat.  The only thing unusual about this launch is that subby thought up a somewhat clever headline that got green-lit.
 
2013-05-26 02:04:35 PM  
I think we're entering a golden age of near earth travel. Sure, the shuttle is no more, but we're launching satellites at a pretty steady clip. Semi-private industry is staged to successfully take over a lot of the launches. NASA is launching EOS satellites for environmental monitoring, and private-public consortiums are launching the next generation of instruments like Worldview, that have a spatial resolution of .46m and decent multispectral capabilities. It's only going to get cheaper and more capable from here, folks.

To some degree, a certain naysayer that frequents these threads is correct: we don't need human travel. Human travel is hard, expensive, and the returns are relatively low; such is always the case when initially exploring a new place, especially one as hostile to life as space. That doesn't mean I don't support it, but realistically, human travel is a much longer term goal.

What we DO need is an abundance of observation satellites that help us monitor the state of the earth - for the foreseeable future, this is our only home, and the more we know about it, the better. More importantly, we need public government to maintain or increase its involvement in satellite launches - such involvement ensures that access to the data generated by EOS satellites remains free (or relatively cheap) to the maximum number of scientists wanting to make use of the data the satellites produce.
 
2013-05-26 02:10:05 PM  

zamboni: Delta? I'll assume it was with significant delay. Hope they remembered to take the satellite with them.


Lost baggage dept on stand by
 
2013-05-26 02:12:11 PM  
media.cmgdigital.com

Nooooo smoking!

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-05-26 02:15:48 PM  
Did the payload have to transfer through Atlanta?
 
2013-05-26 02:17:33 PM  
We already have over 3,000 satellites orbiting Earth... what's one more?
 
2013-05-26 02:21:07 PM  
Delta is Ready When You Are
 
2013-05-26 02:26:54 PM  

J. Frank Parnell: They have hundreds if not thousands of military satellites up there, all of which were placed without notifying the public. Wonder what's so special about this one.


o_O

Dude, you know we can see the rockets from our backyard, right?

And just because the press releases say "classified payload" doesn't mean the public wasn't notified.
 
2013-05-26 02:50:42 PM  

mark12A: Nooooo smoking!


I fly Delta almost exclusively because of where I live, and there's no possible complaint about Delta that doesn't have some merit. But I will say this for them. Their new safety video is a MOTHERFARKING INSTANT CLASSIC, not to be missed the next time your plane finally takes off from Atlanta after a six-hour delay because of alleged rain in the Sahara. And it features a cameo by Hot Redheaded Finger-Waggling Flight Attendant.
 
2013-05-26 02:55:50 PM  

rev. dave: Delta Airlines seen taking notes in the back of the class.


Stop giving Ryanair ideas, you buggers.
 
2013-05-26 02:58:25 PM  
doralives:

Hey dora, we could use more Space Coaster in TFD. Come hang out.
 
2013-05-26 02:59:23 PM  
Coasters, even.
 
2013-05-26 03:26:15 PM  

TinyFist: doralives:

Hey dora, we could use more Space Coaster in TFD. Come hang out.


TinyFist, a thousand and one thanks for the totalfark!

Us po' folks will never be able to run with the big dogs on our own, so it's very much appreciated.

I've been farking around for years and years, but what's "TFD" if I may expose my ignorance to ask?

And here's another 16streets shot, just because.www.16streets.com
 
2013-05-26 03:34:45 PM  

doralives: TinyFist: doralives:

Hey dora, we could use more Space Coaster in TFD. Come hang out.

TinyFist, a thousand and one thanks for the totalfark!

Us po' folks will never be able to run with the big dogs on our own, so it's very much appreciated.

I've been farking around for years and years, but what's "TFD" if I may expose my ignorance to ask?

And here's another 16streets shot, just because.[www.16streets.com image 850x566]


I check 16streets daily, I'm a little north of there when I'm stateside, which is not often enough. And don't play coy. You have a UF account.
 
2013-05-26 05:04:31 PM  

mark12A: Nooooo smoking!


2.bp.blogspot.com

I WAS smoking in the lavatory! I'm such a naughty, dirty boy in need of punishment.
 
2013-05-26 05:54:05 PM  
TinyFist:  I check 16streets daily, I'm a little north of there when I'm stateside, which is not often enough. And don't play coy. You have a UF account.

Unbelievable!

Apologies for the thread semihijack, everybody else, but 16streets is a strange little phenomenon. It's more or less nothing, about nobody, and yet it tends to pop up in strange places, unexpectedly. I'm guilty as sin, and know it, but whenever somebody else registers on the radar, it throws me for a loop.

And yes, I have an ultrafark account, but I do not know what to do with it. I was gifted that, along with a nice whack of TotalFark, quite a while ago, for reasons I'm still not sure of. Think it might have had to do with a photoshop contest submission, but I really and truly do not know. Never heard from the gifter. Not one peep.

But "TFD" is something I do not find myself understanding. Total Fark Discussion? If so, where would I find it? What would I discuss? Maybe a link? I dunno. I am not a clever man.
 
2013-05-26 08:47:08 PM  
"CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -

A new military communications satellite has been launched into space."


i41.tinypic.com
 
2013-05-27 12:02:23 AM  
Me and some buds and budettes  buildem' here in Decatur, Alabama.

/Delta 2-The World's most reliable launch platform ever.
//Delta IV like this one and the huge heavy version.
//Atlas V
 
2013-05-27 05:14:18 PM  
Nice pix, y'all.

*drool*
 
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