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(BBC-US)   Contact with missing Angolan satellite restored. In other news, Angola has a satellite and a space program   ( bbc.com) divider line
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2018-01-02 12:44:19 PM  
Yeah they do. They have buckets of oil and diamonds and a booming economy. They've also got one of the biggest gaps between a small rich minority and a dirt poor majority. So, pretty normal to launch a telecommunications satellite for domestic use.
 
2018-01-02 12:44:52 PM  
From the satellite: "Uh, had a slight communications malfunction. But, uh, everything's perfectly all right now. We're fine. We're all fine here, now, thank you. How are you?"
 
2018-01-02 01:28:35 PM  
If you count paying the Russians to launch a satellite for you (and not paying for the launch it right away and keep track of it) having a space program, sure.
 
2018-01-02 01:58:00 PM  
They should have it look for that missing plane
/no not that one
//this one
 
2018-01-02 05:42:32 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: Yeah they do. They have buckets of oil and diamonds and a booming economy. They've also got one of the biggest gaps between a small rich minority and a dirt poor majority. So, pretty normal to launch a telecommunications satellite for domestic use.


Sounds like you're talking about 'murica!
 
2018-01-02 05:44:54 PM  
I though Angola Merkel is a chemist, not a rocket scientist?
 
2018-01-02 05:46:20 PM  
"Luanda, we have a problem" just doesn't quite have the same ring to it.
 
2018-01-02 05:46:48 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: Yeah they do. They have buckets of oil and diamonds and a booming economy. They've also got one of the biggest gaps between a small rich minority and a dirt poor majority. So, pretty normal to launch a telecommunications satellite for domestic use.


Pretty normal being that this is their first?
 
2018-01-02 05:48:08 PM  
At first glance, I thought the headline said "Anglican satellite" and was going to commend the church on its progressive programs.
 
2018-01-02 05:48:12 PM  
FTA: The development and launch of the satellite cost more than 286m euros (£253m).

Who puts the currency in euros, then pounds in brackets? The real world uses USD. Stop pretending your economy is autonomous, Europe. If it weren't for France and Germany, there would be no EU. Sorry for your troubles, France. Germany, you started this shiat so you're not getting any condolences. It's like WW3: Germany's Rising. This is going to be the worst video game in future. Level 1: It's not Rape! It's a cultural misunderstanding!
 
2018-01-02 05:50:22 PM  
Sorry...went down a rabbithole there. Pay no mind.
 
2018-01-02 05:52:24 PM  

tuxq: FTA: The development and launch of the satellite cost more than 286m euros (£253m).

Who puts the currency in euros, then pounds in brackets? The real world uses USD. Stop pretending your economy is autonomous, Europe. If it weren't for France and Germany, there would be no EU. Sorry for your troubles, France. Germany, you started this shiat so you're not getting any condolences. It's like WW3: Germany's Rising. This is going to be the worst video game in future. Level 1: It's not Rape! It's a cultural misunderstanding!


Go back to sleep, you're tired.
 
2018-01-02 05:52:30 PM  
It's set to crash into Best Korea in 2019
 
2018-01-02 05:54:09 PM  

tuxq: FTA: The development and launch of the satellite cost more than 286m euros (£253m).

Who puts the currency in euros, then pounds in brackets? The real world uses USD. Stop pretending your economy is autonomous, Europe. If it weren't for France and Germany, there would be no EU. Sorry for your troubles, France. Germany, you started this shiat so you're not getting any condolences. It's like WW3: Germany's Rising Riesling. This is going to be the worst video game in future. Level 1: It's not Rape! It's a cultural misunderstanding!


HTH.
 
2018-01-02 05:56:57 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: Yeah they do. They have buckets of oil and diamonds and a booming economy. They've also got one of the biggest gaps between a small rich minority and a dirt poor majority. So, pretty normal to launch a telecommunications satellite for domestic use.


Plus, they take security seriously.
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2018-01-02 05:57:38 PM  

Unobtanium: From the satellite: "Uh, had a slight communications malfunction. But, uh, everything's perfectly all right now. We're fine. We're all fine here, now, thank you. How are you?"


Who is this? What's your operating number?
 
2018-01-02 06:04:44 PM  
Yeah but can they put a whale on the moon?
 
2018-01-02 06:09:14 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: Yeah they do. They have buckets of oil and diamonds and a booming economy. They've also got one of the biggest gaps between a small rich minority and a dirt poor majority. So, pretty normal to launch a telecommunications satellite for domestic use.


They didn't do anything of what you said. Russia did all of it, including the missing part.

They donated it for, I don't know, they have oil, so doing it for oil would annoy the Chinese. Who knows.
 
2018-01-02 06:09:39 PM  

mandyer: Yeah but can they put a whale on the moon?


Well, more or less.
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2018-01-02 06:13:18 PM  

tuxq: FTA: The development and launch of the satellite cost more than 286m euros (£253m).

Who puts the currency in euros, then pounds in brackets? The real world uses USD. Stop pretending your economy is autonomous, Europe. If it weren't for France and Germany, there would be no EU. Sorry for your troubles, France. Germany, you started this shiat so you're not getting any condolences. It's like WW3: Germany's Rising. This is going to be the worst video game in future. Level 1: It's not Rape! It's a cultural misunderstanding!


I guess its natural to use what is, or soon will be, the worlds reserve currency (and obviously Angolas), the brackets is probably because Newsweek is a British magazine?

Btw., bonus points for pointing out that there would be no EU for the nations creating it. Nice trolling.
 
2018-01-02 06:14:48 PM  
They launched 17 (or 18) other satellites from the same rocket. I wonder if the other nations feel bad that noone us amazed that they have something in space. ;)
 
2018-01-02 06:17:37 PM  
Thats good news, because out of control satellites smashing into things at high speeds is a pretty bad thing.
 
2018-01-02 06:17:49 PM  
Angelo's Pizza?  No, we were trying to reach Angola.  Good night and have a pleasant tomorrow.
 
2018-01-02 06:28:41 PM  

Snarfangel: Tr0mBoNe: Yeah they do. They have buckets of oil and diamonds and a booming economy. They've also got one of the biggest gaps between a small rich minority and a dirt poor majority. So, pretty normal to launch a telecommunications satellite for domestic use.

Plus, they take security seriously.
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Satellite Macht Frei!
 
2018-01-02 06:31:39 PM  
A statement released by the Russian Energia rocket and space corporation said it started receiving telemetry data from Angosat-1 early on 29 December. It gave no information about why communication with the satellite was interrupted for two days during the critical time it settled into its final orbital position and deployed solar panels.
"All parameters of the spacecraft systems are normal," it said in its statement.


Let me guess, Angola had to pay the telemetry fee before contact resumed.
 
2018-01-02 06:37:38 PM  
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Zambia’s Forgotten Space Program and the Backyard Space Race
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2018-01-02 06:41:01 PM  
Angola is a rich country , or better some Angolans are rich and hogging all the cash  and Luanda is the most expensive city in the world .
 
2018-01-02 06:42:40 PM  
Yes they do, and Liberia also technically has the largest merchant marine fleet in the world.  None of which actually means anything.

Not that Angola couldn't or shouldn't have a communication's satellite, I just would be surprised if it is not more likely a flag of convenience, given that it is a developing economy.
 
2018-01-02 06:45:10 PM  
It comes soon after Russia revealed "programming errors" led to the loss of another multi-million pound satellite.

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2018-01-02 06:48:54 PM  
Zambia did it. They've already been to Mars.
Faces Of Africa - Mukuka Nkoloso: The Afronaut
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2018-01-02 07:09:29 PM  
What about the Arcturians?
 
2018-01-02 07:16:35 PM  
Devo Space Junk
Youtube nFCU_Ld9snU
 
2018-01-02 07:27:08 PM  
"Africa According to Fark Threads"

Many African countries have shopping malls.  Some are just like in the US! Kind of modern, but I bet most Africans can't shop there.  So sad.

Some also have military tanks.  Tanks in Africa?  Only white folks own tanks!  But let's be real - the tanks are mostly cheap soviet stuff.

And Angola has a satellite.  Paid for by mineral wealth and sent into space by the Russians.  Yay for Angola!

The end.
 
2018-01-02 08:39:37 PM  

Snarfangel: Tr0mBoNe: Yeah they do. They have buckets of oil and diamonds and a booming economy. They've also got one of the biggest gaps between a small rich minority and a dirt poor majority. So, pretty normal to launch a telecommunications satellite for domestic use.

Plus, they take security seriously.
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Heh, I have that shirt....

/and a cousin in Angola
//lawyer screwed him
///one slashie for each decade of his sentence
 
2018-01-02 08:41:24 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: Yeah they do. They have buckets of oil and diamonds and a booming economy. They've also got one of the biggest gaps between a small rich minority and a dirt poor majority. So, pretty normal to launch a telecommunications satellite for domestic use.


Yeah... and we're pretty close to them, in an era where our wealth inequality has been worsening for many years - and continues to get worse.

We're # 63 worst with a score of 41.06 out of 154 countries in the GINI ranking and Angola is at # 53 worst with a 42.72. Maybe if we spent a little less time collectively waving our flag around with our cock in our other hand we might not have to watch the rest of the world pass us by soon and make us much less relevant to their futures.

If all we can manage to do is chant about how awesome we are eventually we start forgetting how to actually be awesome.
 
2018-01-02 08:58:13 PM  

SirEattonHogg: "Africa According to Fark Threads"

Many African countries have shopping malls.  Some are just like in the US! Kind of modern, but I bet most Africans can't shop there.  So sad.

Some also have military tanks.  Tanks in Africa?  Only white folks own tanks!  But let's be real - the tanks are mostly cheap soviet stuff.

And Angola has a satellite.  Paid for by mineral wealth and sent into space by the Russians.  Yay for Angola!

The end.


If more Americans would travel - even just one good solid long trip somewhere in the world that wasn't a destination resort - the national collective IQ would skyrocket. We need some sort of big national thing like a cross between a rumspringa and a Mormon mission. Everybody spends a couple months abroad when they're a young adult then comes back.

Doesn't have to be some remote wilderness. Could just be Berlin, or Madrid, or London, or Sydney. Wherever. Just somewhere, anywhere else in the world for a few months and come back. Just for many people interacting with folks far, far outside of Squirrel Crick Holler once in their lives would change their perspective even just a bit.

Going as a kid to... let's say, South Korea or Kenya, and seeing how they are just normal human beings... Living among them for a couple months, going to the grocery store, partying with other youths, doing some woodworking, whatever.... Perspective would be gained by most. It might not be a miracle cure for any given person, but all you need is a little average change all over a large population to make big differences.
 
2018-01-02 09:52:20 PM  

dj495ufj3: Tr0mBoNe: Yeah they do. They have buckets of oil and diamonds and a booming economy. They've also got one of the biggest gaps between a small rich minority and a dirt poor majority. So, pretty normal to launch a telecommunications satellite for domestic use.

Pretty normal being that this is their first?

Nothing normal about this. It's 2018. How does a country go this long without a satellite? Takes some serious backwardness. I understand they'll never be the first to do anything, but Sputnik was 61 years ago. WTF.
 
2018-01-02 10:17:31 PM  
They also use the metric system.
 
2018-01-03 03:10:39 PM  

mongbiohazard: SirEattonHogg: "Africa According to Fark Threads"

Many African countries have shopping malls.  Some are just like in the US! Kind of modern, but I bet most Africans can't shop there.  So sad.

Some also have military tanks.  Tanks in Africa?  Only white folks own tanks!  But let's be real - the tanks are mostly cheap soviet stuff.

And Angola has a satellite.  Paid for by mineral wealth and sent into space by the Russians.  Yay for Angola!

The end.

If more Americans would travel - even just one good solid long trip somewhere in the world that wasn't a destination resort - the national collective IQ would skyrocket. We need some sort of big national thing like a cross between a rumspringa and a Mormon mission. Everybody spends a couple months abroad when they're a young adult then comes back.

Doesn't have to be some remote wilderness. Could just be Berlin, or Madrid, or London, or Sydney. Wherever. Just somewhere, anywhere else in the world for a few months and come back. Just for many people interacting with folks far, far outside of Squirrel Crick Holler once in their lives would change their perspective even just a bit.

Going as a kid to... let's say, South Korea or Kenya, and seeing how they are just normal human beings... Living among them for a couple months, going to the grocery store, partying with other youths, doing some woodworking, whatever.... Perspective would be gained by most. It might not be a miracle cure for any given person, but all you need is a little average change all over a large population to make big differences.



There is already a program for Americans that does exactly what you say...

Unfortunately we are a "volunteer" army and can't make folks sign up.
 
2018-01-03 03:51:54 PM  

tuxq: FTA: The development and launch of the satellite cost more than 286m euros (£253m).

Who puts the currency in euros, then pounds in brackets? The real world uses USD. Stop pretending your economy is autonomous, Europe. If it weren't for France and Germany, there would be no EU. Sorry for your troubles, France. Germany, you started this shiat so you're not getting any condolences. It's like WW3: Germany's Rising. This is going to be the worst video game in future. Level 1: It's not Rape! It's a cultural misunderstanding!


Yeah, it should be in Kwanza first, then Euros in brackets.
 
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