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Author Topic: ESA Rosetta comet landing being streamed live 12-NOV-2014 @ 11:00AM EST  (Read 3680 times)

40hz

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Watch live stream here. :Thmbsup:

UPDATE: 11:04 AM EST - It's landed. And they have telemetry. They've done it! GO ESA!!! Woo-hoo! :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup:
« Last Edit: November 12, 2014, 10:10:54 AM by 40hz »

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Re: ESA Rosetta comet landing being streamed live 12-NOV-2014 @ 11:00AM EST
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2014, 01:47:32 PM »
Missed all the live fun -
found this from the BBC:



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Re: ESA Rosetta comet landing being streamed live 12-NOV-2014 @ 11:00AM EST
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2014, 06:38:04 PM »
I have no idea what I expected the comet to look like, but it doesn't look like what I would have expected.

Very neat pics.

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Re: ESA Rosetta comet landing being streamed live 12-NOV-2014 @ 11:00AM EST
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2014, 07:55:18 PM »
I have no idea what I expected the comet to look like, but it doesn't look like what I would have expected.

Very neat pics.

That seems to be the consensus of almost everybody. Scientists included. :Thmbsup:

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Re: ESA Rosetta comet landing being streamed live 12-NOV-2014 @ 11:00AM EST
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2014, 02:31:10 AM »
I read somewhere that all three mechanisms to anchor it in place (jet, screws, harpoons) have failed. Philae is lying on its side at an unintended location. *fingers crossed*

A comment from Reddit to put this achievement in perspective:
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[ESA] hit a moving target 1500 times farther away from earth than the moon, with an object going 30 times faster than a bullet.

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Re: ESA Rosetta comet landing being streamed live 12-NOV-2014 @ 11:00AM EST
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2014, 03:23:44 AM »
Even more impressive considering NASA, despite being the longest running space program, can't seem to even get a space station resupply package into orbit lately. :-\

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Re: ESA Rosetta comet landing being streamed live 12-NOV-2014 @ 11:00AM EST
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2014, 03:56:59 AM »
Aww come on 40... methinks you're being a bit harsh on NASA!  ;D

I know they have their problems but they have sooo many things going on simultaneously. I've been following a few of their twitter accounts and am super impressed.

Can't wait for JWST (I know it's a joint effort) to get going - just hope there's no incident, they've put so much time, money and effort into it - I get emo just thinking about something not going according to plan.

Unrelated development that could prove to be interesting: lunarmissionone.com - UK based.


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Re: ESA Rosetta comet landing being streamed live 12-NOV-2014 @ 11:00AM EST
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2014, 08:08:24 AM »
That was some major computational power at work!

asteroidlandingtelemetry.gif

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Re: ESA Rosetta comet landing being streamed live 12-NOV-2014 @ 11:00AM EST
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2014, 01:16:37 PM »
Aww come on 40... methinks you're being a bit harsh on NASA!  ;D

Nope. They keep trying to do it on the cheap through the questionable Regan Error Era theory of 'privatization' being the absolute cure for all governmental budget woes.

Privitization hasn't worked very well in the past. And it's still not working. ;) :P

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Re: ESA Rosetta comet landing being streamed live 12-NOV-2014 @ 11:00AM EST
« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2014, 01:32:14 PM »
Aww come on 40... methinks you're being a bit harsh on NASA!  ;D

Nope. They keep trying to do it on the cheap through the questionable Regan Error Era theory of 'privatization' being the absolute cure for all governmental budget woes.

Privitization hasn't worked very well in the past. And it's still not working. ;) :P
I may or may not be currently working or not working with them.  And I concur with 40. :D

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Re: ESA Rosetta comet landing being streamed live 12-NOV-2014 @ 11:00AM EST
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2014, 01:57:01 PM »
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Nope.

Fiiiiiiine! :P