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(Universe Today)   MOM requires extra thrusting after premature ending   (universetoday.com) divider line 27
    More: Misc, Mars Orbiter, mom, Indian Space Research Organisation, space researches, escape velocity, electrohydrodynamic thruster, propulsion systems, martian atmosphere  
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2013-11-11 05:48:58 PM
Never had that problem with your mom, smitty.
 
2013-11-11 05:52:55 PM
The thrusting was good, but your mom's just too fat.
 
2013-11-11 05:52:58 PM
Great headline, Smitty...tho I must admit to having a sad that MOM is malfunctioning so early in its mission.

/better to have crashed uncontrolled into Mars than to never having arrived at all
 
2013-11-11 06:00:32 PM
Ah yes, this is one of those websites where the page displays, I get to read three words of the first sentence, and then the whole thing goes completely blank.

I really need to go clean my garage.
 
2013-11-11 06:10:23 PM
Well, of course the Indian Mars mission is doomed to failure.

The orbiter is full of uncommented spaghetti code and bogged down by a few hundred viruses.

Half their engineers have already quit and left the country to get jobs in Canada as long-haul truckers.

Also, all the rest of the space agency employees are tired from moonlighting at their other job where they phone people up pretending to be from Microsoft and demanding $200 to "fix" your computer.
 
2013-11-11 06:13:02 PM
No Obvious tag?
 
2013-11-11 06:19:09 PM
Latest comment from engineers was "No worries" which will be familiar to anybody who has ever done anything anywhere in India
 
2013-11-11 06:27:58 PM
Dude.  I built that orbiter in KSP the other day.  And I had exactly this issue on the launch and the subsequent burns.


MY KSP IS INDIAN-SPACE-PROGRAM ENDER'S GAME!
 
2013-11-11 06:32:34 PM
Long-press F9 and rerun the burn sequence. Problem solved.

You did quicksave before the burn, didn't you, India?
 
2013-11-11 06:34:25 PM

ippolit: Long-press F9 and rerun the burn sequence. Problem solved.

You did quicksave before the burn, didn't you, India?


They are obviously inexperienced with MechJeb..
 
2013-11-11 06:37:39 PM
Indian thrusters are smaller than you'd expect for the numbers of Indians.
 
2013-11-11 06:45:56 PM
To no one's surprise, objects become stuck in your mom's gravitational pull.
 
2013-11-11 07:24:20 PM
Somebody didn't do the needful.
 
2013-11-11 07:31:38 PM
They should call tech support.
 
2013-11-11 07:32:11 PM
Pump it in, pull it out, let me tell you what it's all about!
 
2013-11-11 07:46:43 PM

RangerTaylor: Dude.  I built that orbiter in KSP the other day.  And I had exactly this issue on the launch and the subsequent burns.


MY KSP IS INDIAN-SPACE-PROGRAM ENDER'S GAME!


Shut up, Ender, you're imagining things again.
 
2013-11-11 09:46:00 PM
Hopefully it's just a control bug and they can patch it and continue the mission.

I always worry about these shoe-string-budget missions, though.  ESA was bragging/talking shiat about NASA when they launched Beagle 2 for only $80 million.  That didn't work out so well.
 
2013-11-11 09:51:05 PM
ISRO now reporting that the auxiliary thrust maneuver tonight went off without a hitch.  Mission is back on schedule.
 
2013-11-11 09:54:04 PM

FrancoFile: ISRO now reporting that the auxiliary thrust maneuver tonight went off without a hitch.  Mission is back on schedule.


Awesome!
 
2013-11-11 09:54:45 PM
well DAD isn't as fit as he used to be.....
 
2013-11-11 10:48:05 PM

Stone Meadow: Great headline, Smitty...tho I must admit to having a sad that MOM is malfunctioning so early in its mission.

/better to have crashed uncontrolled into Mars than to never having arrived at all


I'm sure the UK disagrees.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-11-11 10:52:52 PM
Did they try turning the probe off and back on again?
 
2013-11-12 12:25:48 AM

flaminio: Somebody didn't do the needful.


I get that from my Indian co-workers all the time. "so and so is broke, needs done, whatever", "please do the needful"
 
2013-11-12 01:41:41 AM
FrancoFile

ISRO now reporting that the auxiliary thrust maneuver tonight went off without a hitch.  Mission is back on schedule.

Except we still don't know why the engines malfunctioned.
 
2013-11-12 02:49:06 AM
I wonder how many people are clinging to the outside of this thing as it hurtles toward Mars?
 
2013-11-12 06:50:04 AM

studebaker hoch: FrancoFile

ISRO now reporting that the auxiliary thrust maneuver tonight went off without a hitch.  Mission is back on schedule.

Except we still don't know why the engines malfunctioned.


Too much curry in the fuel.
 
2013-11-12 07:54:36 AM
blakesnow.com

Well done, subby!
 
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