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(Phys Org2)   Russian cosmonauts set new national spacewalk record during 8-hour antenna installation outside the ISS. Fark: Which was installed in the wrong position   ( phys.org) divider line
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2018-02-03 09:33:41 AM  
People go through a lot to get their local channels.
 
2018-02-03 09:56:18 AM  
I like WQXR.
 
2018-02-03 10:33:26 AM  
Next time make it a keyed socket
 
2018-02-03 10:38:46 AM  
Comrades, I am disappoint.

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2018-02-03 10:44:16 AM  
Well of course it will be eight hours.  It always needs to go a little this way.  No, the other way.  A little more.  Too much.  Okay perfect!  Wait, the signal went out when you moved away, move the antenna the first way again then get away from it.  No the first way was the other way.  Maybe try pointing it up more?
 
2018-02-03 10:45:38 AM  
Doesn't matter in the long run. The next mission is going to correct it.
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2018-02-03 10:46:44 AM  

Benjimin_Dover: Doesn't matter in the long run. The next mission is going to correct it.
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We had one of those.  When I was old enough to realize what it did, I would rotate the dial through 300 degrees or so and then run outside to watch the antenna rotating.
 
2018-02-03 11:14:00 AM  
They probably were russian
 
2018-02-03 11:14:21 AM  
If you find them in shrink wrap, Yakov DVDs are often valuable.
 
2018-02-03 11:15:16 AM  
After removing the old, obsolete electronics box from the antenna-an original part, launched in 2000-Misurkin shoved it away from the space station. The bundle tumbled harmlessly away, 250 miles above the North Atlantic.
The 60-pound box-measuring just a couple of feet, or less than a meter-was hurled in a direction that will not intersect with the space station, according to NASA officials.



The fark? They just toss 60lb hunks of trash randomly into space? Sure it won't hit the ISS but it's not like there aren't hundreds of other objects in orbit around the planet.   What is the average orbital decay at that height on a 60lb object?
 
2018-02-03 11:25:16 AM  
Can't they just wrap some foil around it?
 
2018-02-03 11:26:15 AM  

styckx: What is the average orbital decay at that height on a 60lb object?


'Bout tree-fiddy.
 
2018-02-03 11:28:17 AM  

LewDux: They probably were russian


There's never time to do something right, but there's always time to do it twice.
 
2018-02-03 11:28:26 AM  

kendelrio: styckx: What is the average orbital decay at that height on a 60lb object?

'Bout tree-fiddy.


What's that converted to Russian?
 
2018-02-03 11:39:30 AM  

styckx: kendelrio: styckx: What is the average orbital decay at that height on a 60lb object?

'Bout tree-fiddy.

What's that converted to Russian?


Чуток без малого.
 
2018-02-03 11:40:11 AM  

styckx: What is the average orbital decay at that height on a 60lb object?


A European object or an African object?
 
2018-02-03 11:56:30 AM  
Are they sure it isn't their AE-35 unit? They have been known to fail from time to time and failure to detect any faults is usually attributable to human error.
 
2018-02-03 11:59:53 AM  
Russian Proton-M rocket explodes after flying wildly out of control
Youtube ZWv4ZZArP-g


/not the first time they've installed a part backwards
//sensor orientation is important
 
2018-02-03 12:04:52 PM  
Sh*tski
 
2018-02-03 12:07:50 PM  

Fursecution: [Youtube ZWv4ZZArP-g image 480x360][Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/ZWv4ZZAr​P-g]

/not the first time they've installed a part backwards
//sensor orientation is important


The fark? Do they not have a self destruct button? Who the fark wants an out of control rocket flying around? Kill it!
 
2018-02-03 12:14:04 PM  

styckx: Fursecution: [Youtube ZWv4ZZArP-g image 480x360][Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/ZWv4ZZAr​P-g]

/not the first time they've installed a part backwards
//sensor orientation is important

The fark? Do they not have a self destruct button? Who the fark wants an out of control rocket flying around? Kill it!


I guess Russia has never heard of the term "Range Safely Officer" when it comes to rocket launches .
 
2018-02-03 12:14:41 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: styckx: Fursecution: [Youtube ZWv4ZZArP-g image 480x360][Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/ZWv4ZZAr​P-g]

/not the first time they've installed a part backwards
//sensor orientation is important

The fark? Do they not have a self destruct button? Who the fark wants an out of control rocket flying around? Kill it!

I guess Russia has never heard of the term "Range Safely Officer" when it comes to rocket launches .


*range safety officer
 
2018-02-03 12:25:55 PM  
Something something alt-right position something something Russian installation.

Not funny? Ok try this one:

The antenna only spins right, like most Russian operations lately.
 
2018-02-03 12:36:08 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: styckx: Fursecution: [Youtube ZWv4ZZArP-g image 480x360][Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/ZWv4ZZAr​P-g]

/not the first time they've installed a part backwards
//sensor orientation is important

The fark? Do they not have a self destruct button? Who the fark wants an out of control rocket flying around? Kill it!

I guess Russia has never heard of the term "Range Safely Officer" when it comes to rocket launches .


It's a lesson from the first N1 launch to not  let the destruct system go active until the rocket clears the area around the launch pad.  In a case like that, all blowing the rocket up early does is destroy the pad.  The area around the pad is already clear so a rocket going out of control immediately after doesn't harm anything and you have the chance of saving the pad.  After about 30 seconds, the destruct system goes active when the rocket has a chance of becoming a danger to people and property.
 
2018-02-03 12:39:12 PM  
How could this happen after thousands of hours of training?
 
2018-02-03 12:46:43 PM  
Ow, my head. The flat earth dumb-farks in the comments.
 
2018-02-03 12:48:46 PM  

Victoly: Are they sure it isn't their AE-35 unit? They have been known to fail from time to time and failure to detect any faults is usually attributable to human error.


Could have been a faulty Q-36 Exploding Space Modulator

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/where's the kaboom?
//there's supposed to be and earth shattering kaboom!
///pesky rabbit!
 
2018-02-03 01:10:38 PM  

Erma Gerdd: People go through a lot to get their local channels.


Just stream the torrent
 
2018-02-03 01:23:14 PM  

Fursecution: [Youtube ZWv4ZZArP-g image 480x360][Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/ZWv4ZZAr​P-g]

/not the first time they've installed a part backwards
//sensor orientation is important


So where was the Range Safety Officer? A friend of mine was one for years and said he had blown up over a half billion dollars worth of equipment. Had some great videos.
 
2018-02-03 01:50:02 PM  
A record-setting Russian spacewalk ended with a critical antenna in the wrong position Friday outside the International Space Station. NASA's Mission Control reported that the antenna was still working.

Seeing how Russian vehicles look, they can make anything work.
 
2018-02-03 01:53:37 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: styckx: Fursecution: [Youtube ZWv4ZZArP-g image 480x360][Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/ZWv4ZZAr​P-g]

/not the first time they've installed a part backwards
//sensor orientation is important

The fark? Do they not have a self destruct button? Who the fark wants an out of control rocket flying around? Kill it!

I guess Russia has never heard of the term "Range Safely Officer" when it comes to rocket launches .


"Safety" translates into Russian as "перевод не найден"

/ No, not really
 
2018-02-03 02:20:42 PM  

Fursecution: [YouTube video: Russian Proton-M rocket explodes after flying wildly out of control]

/not the first time they've installed a part backwards
//sensor orientation is important


That could have been averted is they had just used more struts.
 
2018-02-03 02:33:59 PM  
Picture of the Russian space station antenna:
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2018-02-03 02:36:25 PM  

styckx: The fark? Do they not have a self destruct button? Who the fark wants an out of control rocket flying around? Kill it!


Shhhhh.

It's like the best Russian dash cam video ever! Keep 'em coming, Russians!
 
2018-02-03 02:38:21 PM  

ippolit: Fursecution: [YouTube video: Russian Proton-M rocket explodes after flying wildly out of control]

/not the first time they've installed a part backwards
//sensor orientation is important

That could have been averted is they had just used more struts.


Maybe they were trying to glitch through Earth into a very steep solar orbit.
 
2018-02-03 03:24:47 PM  
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I've just picked up a fault in the AE-35 unit. It is going to go 100 percent failure within 72 hours.
 
2018-02-03 03:27:23 PM  

Fursecution: [Youtube ZWv4ZZArP-g image 480x360][Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/ZWv4ZZAr​P-g]

/not the first time they've installed a part backwards
//sensor orientation is important


Reminds of the Top Gear Reliant Robin Space Shuttle... and budget wise I would say Top Gear knocked it out of the park in comparison.
 
2018-02-03 03:28:06 PM  
At the localTV station they had a hazing ritual for the new guy: change out the beacon light bulb on top of the transmitter tower.

They send you up the first time with a defective bulb, so you have to make the climb and descent twice. Unless you think to check the bulb out first instead of blindly accepting it.
 
2018-02-03 04:19:13 PM  
У тебя была одна работа!
 
2018-02-03 04:36:23 PM  

Any Pie Left: At the localTV station they had a hazing ritual for the new guy: change out the beacon light bulb on top of the transmitter tower.

They send you up the first time with a defective bulb, so you have to make the climb and descent twice. Unless you think to check the bulb out first instead of blindly accepting it.


What kind of rube what just blindly accept such a wild thing as a light bulb working. People are such sheep.

/although yeah if I was having to do a climb why not go ahead and check just to be sure.
 
2018-02-03 07:52:00 PM  

Fursecution: /not the first time they've installed a part backwards
//sensor orientation is important


Indeed.
Genesis Probe Crash Down To Earth
Youtube dhCrOdbOUkY
 
2018-02-03 08:17:20 PM  

Ivo Shandor: Fursecution: /not the first time they've installed a part backwards
//sensor orientation is important

Indeed.
[YouTube video: Genesis Probe Crash Down To Earth]


Star Trek - GIVE ME GENESIS!!!
Youtube JxT2G2HiFmE
 
2018-02-03 10:39:30 PM  
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2018-02-03 10:49:11 PM  

styckx: After removing the old, obsolete electronics box from the antenna-an original part, launched in 2000-Misurkin shoved it away from the space station. The bundle tumbled harmlessly away, 250 miles above the North Atlantic.
The 60-pound box-measuring just a couple of feet, or less than a meter-was hurled in a direction that will not intersect with the space station, according to NASA officials.


The fark? They just toss 60lb hunks of trash randomly into space? Sure it won't hit the ISS but it's not like there aren't hundreds of other objects in orbit around the planet.   What is the average orbital decay at that height on a 60lb object?


Wouldn't they have tossed it towards earth?

If not, why?
 
2018-02-03 10:51:27 PM  

ommurgh: Any Pie Left: At the localTV station they had a hazing ritual for the new guy: change out the beacon light bulb on top of the transmitter tower.

They send you up the first time with a defective bulb, so you have to make the climb and descent twice. Unless you think to check the bulb out first instead of blindly accepting it.

What kind of rube what just blindly accept such a wild thing as a light bulb working. People are such sheep.

/although yeah if I was having to do a climb why not go ahead and check just to be sure.


How would you check that? I am guessing it doesn't use a standard socket.
 
2018-02-04 01:51:16 AM  

Ketchuponsteak: ommurgh: Any Pie Left: At the localTV station they had a hazing ritual for the new guy: change out the beacon light bulb on top of the transmitter tower.

They send you up the first time with a defective bulb, so you have to make the climb and descent twice. Unless you think to check the bulb out first instead of blindly accepting it.

What kind of rube what just blindly accept such a wild thing as a light bulb working. People are such sheep.

/although yeah if I was having to do a climb why not go ahead and check just to be sure.

How would you check that? I am guessing it doesn't use a standard socket.


easy peasy. any multimeter worth a damn has a continuity test function. light bulbs are a circuit; if continuity is broken, so is the bulb.
 
2018-02-04 02:08:03 AM  

Ketchuponsteak: styckx: After removing the old, obsolete electronics box from the antenna-an original part, launched in 2000-Misurkin shoved it away from the space station. The bundle tumbled harmlessly away, 250 miles above the North Atlantic.
The 60-pound box-measuring just a couple of feet, or less than a meter-was hurled in a direction that will not intersect with the space station, according to NASA officials.


The fark? They just toss 60lb hunks of trash randomly into space? Sure it won't hit the ISS but it's not like there aren't hundreds of other objects in orbit around the planet.   What is the average orbital decay at that height on a 60lb object?

Wouldn't they have tossed it towards earth?

If not, why?


Orbital mechanics don't work like that. You need to slow it down - to push it backward - to put it on degrading orbit.
 
2018-02-04 07:27:31 AM  

Grahor: Ketchuponsteak: styckx: After removing the old, obsolete electronics box from the antenna-an original part, launched in 2000-Misurkin shoved it away from the space station. The bundle tumbled harmlessly away, 250 miles above the North Atlantic.
The 60-pound box-measuring just a couple of feet, or less than a meter-was hurled in a direction that will not intersect with the space station, according to NASA officials.


The fark? They just toss 60lb hunks of trash randomly into space? Sure it won't hit the ISS but it's not like there aren't hundreds of other objects in orbit around the planet.   What is the average orbital decay at that height on a 60lb object?

Wouldn't they have tossed it towards earth?

If not, why?

Orbital mechanics don't work like that. You need to slow it down - to push it backward - to put it on degrading orbit.


Your explanation is now my new fetish.
 
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