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(CNN)   The Jade Rabbit rises again, much to your mom's delight   (cnn.com) divider line 24
    More: Followup, Jade Rabbit, rabbits, Sina Weibo, Chang'e  
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2014-02-13 01:05:55 PM  
Vibrator joke?
 
2014-02-13 01:11:49 PM  
Carved Jade sex toy joke, yes. Common thing in olden Oriental times....

/C'mon, little Yutu, yu kin do it...
//wish the chinese would elaborate on the "technical malfunction"
///and which work camp the responsible engineer got sent to
 
2014-02-13 01:13:59 PM  
Onlybecause the Chinese want more SirPatStew monologues.
 
2014-02-13 01:21:06 PM  
i.i.cbsi.com

I still believe in you!!!
 
2014-02-13 01:21:53 PM  
Meh.

The record for "Zombie Spacecraft" goes to Amsat-OSCAR 7, a ham radio satellite launched in 1974.  It operated until it "died", falling silent, in 1981.

It came "came back to life" in 2002, a full 21 years later, and it's *STILL* semi-operational.
 
2014-02-13 01:25:06 PM  

dittybopper: Meh.

The record for "Zombie Spacecraft" goes to Amsat-OSCAR 7, a ham radio satellite launched in 1974.  It operated until it "died", falling silent, in 1981.

It came "came back to life" in 2002, a full 21 years later, and it's *STILL* semi-operational.


Went silent in 1981...came back in 2002...semi-operational...

Just like subby's mom!
 
2014-02-13 01:28:32 PM  

mcmnky: dittybopper: Meh.

The record for "Zombie Spacecraft" goes to Amsat-OSCAR 7, a ham radio satellite launched in 1974.  It operated until it "died", falling silent, in 1981.

It came "came back to life" in 2002, a full 21 years later, and it's *STILL* semi-operational.

Went silent in 1981...came back in 2002...semi-operational...

Just like subby's mom!


Hah!  A woman going silent?  Not likely!
 
2014-02-13 01:43:20 PM  

dittybopper: mcmnky: dittybopper: Meh.

The record for "Zombie Spacecraft" goes to Amsat-OSCAR 7, a ham radio satellite launched in 1974.  It operated until it "died", falling silent, in 1981.

It came "came back to life" in 2002, a full 21 years later, and it's *STILL* semi-operational.

Went silent in 1981...came back in 2002...semi-operational...

Just like subby's mom!

Hah!  A woman going silent?  Not likely!


In space, no one can hear you nag.
 
2014-02-13 01:48:49 PM  
As long as we're waving at old spacecraft, here's a shout-out to ISEE-3, launched 1978 to study the magnetosphere, repurposed in 1983 for cometary observations, and it's finally caught back up to Earth. Although we can hear it today, the DSN no longer has anything capable of transmitting to it.

http://www.planetary.org/blogs/emily-lakdawalla/2014/02070836-isee-3 .h tml
 
2014-02-13 02:03:33 PM  

Twilight Farkle: As long as we're waving at old spacecraft, here's a shout-out to ISEE-3, launched 1978 to study the magnetosphere, repurposed in 1983 for cometary observations, and it's finally caught back up to Earth. Although we can hear it today, the DSN no longer has anything capable of transmitting to it.

http://www.planetary.org/blogs/emily-lakdawalla/2014/02070836-isee-3 .h tml


FTFA:

So ISEE-3 will pass by us, ready to talk with us, but in the 30 years since it departed Earth we've lost the ability to speak its language. I wonder if ham radio operators will be able to pick up its carrier signal -- it's meaningless, I guess, but it feels like an honorable thing to do, a kind of salute to the venerable ship as it passes by.

Tell us the frequency, and yeah, we probably can.   We've detected spacecraft much farther away than that.
 
2014-02-13 02:52:43 PM  

dittybopper: Tell us the frequency, and yeah, we probably can.   We've detected spacecraft much farther away than that.


Check the comments in the linked article - judging from the number of call signs in that thread, the AMSAT community appears to be on it.
 
2014-02-13 03:20:30 PM  
Resurrected? BEHOLD THE MACHINE MESSIAH
 
2014-02-13 04:20:22 PM  
finally, a 'your mom' headline that might actually be funny.
 
2014-02-13 04:41:22 PM  
ditty will find that bird, ditty is a badass.
 
2014-02-13 05:12:53 PM  
China puts a rover on the Moon?
regmedia.co.uk

Meanwhile, the US has a Rover on mars that's been in operation for over TEN YEARS.

www.digitaljournal.com
 
2014-02-13 06:32:57 PM  

Kittypie070: ditty will find that bird, ditty is a badass.


Minus the bad, yes.
 
2014-02-13 06:35:07 PM  
BTW I don't have a receiver that goes that high. I can't hear it.
 
2014-02-13 06:50:57 PM  

Twilight Farkle: As long as we're waving at old spacecraft, here's a shout-out to ISEE-3, launched 1978 to study the magnetosphere, repurposed in 1983 for cometary observations, and it's finally caught back up to Earth. Although we can hear it today, the DSN no longer has anything capable of transmitting to it.

http://www.planetary.org/blogs/emily-lakdawalla/2014/02070836-isee-3 .h tml


VGER must contact the Creator.

/sorry, somebody had to say it
 
2014-02-13 06:59:34 PM  
"Jade Rabbit has fully resurrected and is able to receive signals, but still suffers a mechanical control abnormality," China's lunar program spokesman Pei Zhaoyu

Well then it's not FULLY resurrected, Mr. Zhaoyu...
 
2014-02-13 08:05:03 PM  
Anyone else think this is a hoax?  It's still dead, but China's telling us it's alive and well?

I suggest using a high-power telescope to check on it, see if it's actually moving.
 
2014-02-13 10:46:27 PM  

FatherChaos: Anyone else think this is a hoax?  It's still dead, but China's telling us it's alive and well?

I suggest using a high-power telescope to check on it, see if it's actually moving.


You can't see any of the Lunar hardware, even the Apollo landing sites, with any Earth based telescope. Even the Hubble in Earth orbit. The Moon just too far away. The Lunar orbiting satellites could see it, but only if their orbits happen to pass over the landing site.
 
2014-02-14 12:16:47 AM  
How did subby know my mom was a space enthusiast, AND a loyal member of the Chinese Communist party??
 
2014-02-14 12:59:17 AM  

dittybopper: Kittypie070: ditty will find that bird, ditty is a badass.

Minus the bad, yes.


that's why I like you :D
 
2014-02-14 07:08:00 AM  
The very last thing in the article: a reference to NASA and its Mars rovers.

It's not news, it's CNN.
 
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