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(Phys Org2)   UCLA undergrads are first to build an entire satellite on campus, will turn their focus to a giant Jiffy-Pop next   (phys.org ) divider line
    More: Spiffy, UCLA Department, weather satellites, space physics, CubeSat, space weathers, radiation belts, space researches, magnetometers  
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852 clicks; posted to Geek » on 08 Aug 2014 at 1:19 PM (2 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-08-08 10:14:26 AM  
where was jesus in all of this?
 
2014-08-08 10:23:40 AM  

ac982000: where was jesus in all of this?


Purgatory.  AKA Barney's Beanery in LA.

www.iamnotastalker.com
 
2014-08-08 10:24:19 AM  
www.sonymoviechannel.com
 
2014-08-08 10:29:09 AM  

elvisaintdead: Purgatory. AKA Barney's Beanery in LA.


I hear all the cosmetology students hang out there
 
2014-08-08 10:31:13 AM  

ac982000: elvisaintdead: Purgatory. AKA Barney's Beanery in LA.

I hear all the cosmetology students hang out there


With their platform heels and spit-curls?
 
2014-08-08 12:08:48 PM  
That's all fine and well, but when will they get to the 6 inch spike hammering?
 
2014-08-08 01:12:54 PM  
And how will this satellite communicate the results back down to the ground, and how will the ground crew communicate with the satellite?

By ham radio, of course:

http://elfin.igpp.ucla.edu/spacecraft-subsystems/comm/
 
2014-08-08 01:23:38 PM  
Do we really need to litter space with more bullshiat, especially small shiat like this?  It's only going to be operated for 6 months but will it be in a low enough orbit that it will start hitting atompshere in 6 months and de-orbit itself or will it just linger around for a decade adding yet another peice of debris to the cosmic junkyard?
 
2014-08-08 01:25:23 PM  
What a satellite might look like.

s.hswstatic.com

Anything can be a satellite, people. You just have to get it up there.
 
2014-08-08 01:32:37 PM  

ac982000: where was jesus in all of this?


Watching Kent playing with himself
 
2014-08-08 01:33:53 PM  
So subby, they bought the kit or just build something to an existing standard?

It is just a cubesat, cooler than an RC airplane, but not by much.

http://www.cubesatkit.com/
 
2014-08-08 01:46:16 PM  

maniacbastard: So subby, they bought the kit or just build something to an existing standard?

It is just a cubesat, cooler than an RC airplane, but not by much.

http://www.cubesatkit.com/


Not even as cool as giant cherries.
i.ytimg.com
 
2014-08-08 01:49:19 PM  

styckx: Do we really need to litter space with more bullshiat, especially small shiat like this?


Yes, yes we do.
 
2014-08-08 02:02:32 PM  
Ice is nice!
 
2014-08-08 02:40:26 PM  
i read this as built a satellite campus

reading comprehension, is nice
 
2014-08-08 02:41:31 PM  
Subby's headline is subtlety different from the claim in the article. It is the first satellite built entirely on the UCLA campus.
 
2014-08-08 02:49:23 PM  
is a tiny satellite the size of a loaf of bread that still packs the scientific punch of significantly larger, more expensive satellites that were made decades ago.

Not to take anything away from their work, this is impressive, but every sat that goes up makes a new record for being cheaper and higher tech than anything before. The lead times for sats are insane.
 
2014-08-08 02:55:59 PM  

styckx: Do we really need to litter space with more bullshiat, especially small shiat like this?  It's only going to be operated for 6 months but will it be in a low enough orbit that it will start hitting atompshere in 6 months and de-orbit itself or will it just linger around for a decade adding yet another peice of debris to the cosmic junkyard?


I wouldn't expect it to stay up more than a couple of years.
 
2014-08-08 03:00:54 PM  

Fark like a Barsoomian: is a tiny satellite the size of a loaf of bread that still packs the scientific punch of significantly larger, more expensive satellites that were made decades ago.

Not to take anything away from their work, this is impressive, but every sat that goes up makes a new record for being cheaper and higher tech than anything before. The lead times for sats are insane.


Think of it in basketball terms. UCLA did not invent basketball, they just made it better.
 
2014-08-08 03:03:10 PM  
You'll rue the day you submitted this!
 
2014-08-08 03:07:47 PM  

gameshowhost: You'll rue the day you submitted this!


Who talks like that?
 
2014-08-08 03:12:23 PM  
Did they build it at the main campus, or at a satellite campus?
 
2014-08-08 03:14:24 PM  
Wow. Look at all these Farkers that can you hammer a six-inch spike through a board with their penis.
 
2014-08-08 03:32:07 PM  

styckx: Do we really need to litter space with more bullshiat, especially small shiat like this?  It's only going to be operated for 6 months but will it be in a low enough orbit that it will start hitting atompshere in 6 months and de-orbit itself or will it just linger around for a decade adding yet another peice of debris to the cosmic junkyard?


Everything launched these days is required to deorbit (or transfer to a designated graveyard orbit) within 25 years.  Cubesats have much higher surface area/mass ratios than the satellites they ride to orbit alongside, and they're generally sent to low orbits in the first place.  Most of them deorbit within a couple years due to atmospheric drag, and the ones launched into the lower orbits may only last a few days or weeks.
 
2014-08-08 04:22:11 PM  

maniacbastard: So subby, they bought the kit or just build something to an existing standard?

It is just a cubesat, cooler than an RC airplane, but not by much.

http://www.cubesatkit.com/


You're adorable.  The bit about building everything themselves seems to have sailed right past your head, and let me know when you've built an RC airplane that survives 50 Gs of vibration and up to 3500 Gs of shock, analytically proven that its lowest resonant mode has a frequency above 100 Hz, run thermal simulations and tests to verify that it survives baking in sunlight or freezing in the dark in a vacuum, made it from materials that have been proven through ASTM E595 to meet NASA outgassing standards, built a radio system that works from a thousand miles away, checked every little box on the FCC licensing and IARU frequency coordination forms, designed and programmed avionics that gracefully recover from radiation-induced upsets and data corruption, and bet a few hundred thousand dollars on it flying correctly, and autonomously, on the first try.

Yes, you can buy off-the-shelf components that make the physical parts of that easier.  They didn't.  The analysis, testing, programming, and documenting it all well enough to satisfy the AFRL and launch provider doesn't come in a kit, either.

/If I wear it anywhere else, it chafes.
 
2014-08-08 05:38:11 PM  
You probably remember when Pizza Hut wanted to put a huge billboard on the moon.  They were
talked out of it when told it would have to be as large as Texas to stand any chance of being seen -
if even then.  So what would stop UCLA scientists from concentrating on improving Jiffy Pop?
(How about a little thing called a microwave - makes much better popcorn.)
 
2014-08-09 12:30:04 AM  

give me doughnuts: maniacbastard: So subby, they bought the kit or just build something to an existing standard?

It is just a cubesat, cooler than an RC airplane, but not by much.

http://www.cubesatkit.com/

Not even as cool as giant cherries.


Sarah jessica parker sure has short hair in this pic.
 
2014-08-09 01:15:56 AM  

Professor Science: maniacbastard: So subby, they bought the kit or just build something to an existing standard?

It is just a cubesat, cooler than an RC airplane, but not by much.

http://www.cubesatkit.com/

You're adorable.  The bit about building everything themselves seems to have sailed right past your head, and let me know when you've built an RC airplane that survives 50 Gs of vibration and up to 3500 Gs of shock, analytically proven that its lowest resonant mode has a frequency above 100 Hz, run thermal simulations and tests to verify that it survives baking in sunlight or freezing in the dark in a vacuum, made it from materials that have been proven through ASTM E595 to meet NASA outgassing standards, built a radio system that works from a thousand miles away, checked every little box on the FCC licensing and IARU frequency coordination forms, designed and programmed avionics that gracefully recover from radiation-induced upsets and data corruption, and bet a few hundred thousand dollars on it flying correctly, and autonomously, on the first try.

Yes, you can buy off-the-shelf components that make the physical parts of that easier.  They didn't.  The analysis, testing, programming, and documenting it all well enough to satisfy the AFRL and launch provider doesn't come in a kit, either.

/If I wear it anywhere else, it chafes.


So basically, your saying maniacbastard is a tard who doesn't understand a damn thing.
 
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