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Narwhal's Triumphant Return [Spaceflight & Exploration] Thread

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  • ElbasunuElbasunu Registered User regular
    Live feed of the Chandrayaan 2 landing

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  • OneAngryPossumOneAngryPossum Registered User regular
    edited September 6
    Elbasunu wrote: »
    Live feed of the Chandrayaan 2 landing

    Thanks, I was just searching for this! Believe landing is expected between 45 minutes from now and two hours from now, but I haven’t gotten the most up to date info.

    Edit: Watching a moon landing be explained in Hindi while I battle a fever is proving to be a very pleasantly surreal experience.

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  • OneAngryPossumOneAngryPossum Registered User regular
    Update: About 30 minutes out from touch down.

  • OneAngryPossumOneAngryPossum Registered User regular
    edited September 6
    Sorry for the multi posts, but descent is starting in the next few minutes.

    Edit: In progress! Ten minutes of braking starting now to reduce velocity.

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  • HandkorHandkor Registered User regular
    edited September 6
    Seeing that big EARTH COMMUNICATION: OFF is nerve racking at this point when it should have touched down.

    Edit: I don't like the mood in the room.

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  • SiliconStewSiliconStew Registered User regular
    Yeah, a bad sign that telemetry ended right at final descent braking. So probably more of a rapid unscheduled disassembly than lithobraking.

    Just remember that half the people you meet are below average intelligence.
  • OneAngryPossumOneAngryPossum Registered User regular
    edited September 6
    Handkor wrote: »
    Seeing that big EARTH COMMUNICATION: OFF is nerve racking at this point when it should have touched down.

    Edit: I don't like the mood in the room.

    Official announcement on whatever is going on should be soon. I caught something about receiving SSR data, but that doesn’t mean anything to me.

    Edit: Possible theories just put out we’re that either the lander decided the first site wasn’t good enough and deviated to assess the second potential landing site, or a failure of some sort in the final period of deceleration.

    Edit: Just stated that descent was as planned down to 2.1 kilometers altitude, then communication was lost. “Data is being analyzed.”

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  • Zilla360Zilla360 21st Century. |She/Her| Surreal. Immersive. Earth.Registered User regular
    Loss of signal at 2.1km altitude. :(

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  • SnicketysnickSnicketysnick The Greatest Hype Man in WesterosRegistered User regular
    edited September 6
    Flight director says they lost comms at roughly 2km but everything was within targets until then.

    Hopefully just comms problems but unlikely. Still on the brighter side it's closer than the previous attempt by Israel, I think they got to about 10k before losing?

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  • ChanusChanus Ribbit! Registered User regular
    landing on the moon: still fkin hard

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  • HandkorHandkor Registered User regular
    Maybe they kerbaled it and it landed then tipped over onto its dish.

    I hope one of the lunar orbitor will be able to send back photos of their landing site.

  • ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    Go home, YouTube captions; you're drunk.

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    Yeah, I know it's just trying to grab English phonemes from probably-Hindi language.

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  • ChanusChanus Ribbit! Registered User regular
    i’m gonna have to remember “soft landing your mom” though

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  • SnicketysnickSnicketysnick The Greatest Hype Man in WesterosRegistered User regular
    Seeing some reports on the twitters that the lander has been found and might have completed the descent? Nothing on any verified accounts (not that that counts for too much) or on the mission log yet though

    https://www.isro.gov.in/chandrayaan2-latest-updates

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  • AbsoluteZeroAbsoluteZero The new film by Quentin Koopantino Registered User regular
    https://www.engadget.com/2019/09/11/water-vapor-exoplanet-rocky-core/

    Water vapor has been discovered in the atmosphere of a rocky exoplanet in the habitable zone of it's host star. The finding isn't yet peer reviewed, but this would be the first time water has been detected on a potentially habitable exoplanet. Don't get too excited though, they estimate the atmospheric pressure at the planet's surface would crush a puny, fleshy human. That doesn't mean other things couldn't live there, though.

    We are inching ever-closer to finding Earth 2.

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  • manwiththemachinegunmanwiththemachinegun METAL GEAR?! Registered User regular
    Just like Teddy Roosevelt would have wanted. Another planet with things to fight.

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  • DacDac Registered User regular
    Even though I've known about how it's done for a few years now, it still marvels me how much information we can glean about an object from dissecting its spectra.

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  • Ninja Snarl PNinja Snarl P My helmet is my burden. Ninja Snarl: Gone, but not forgotten.Registered User regular
    Just like Teddy Roosevelt would have wanted. Another planet with things to fight.

    Hopefully the pressure situation means they will be worthy opponents.

    Just not too worthy. None of this "fair fight" nonsense.

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  • SyngyneSyngyne Registered User regular
    edited September 11
    Just like Teddy Roosevelt would have wanted. Another planet with things to fight.
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  • daveNYCdaveNYC Why universe hate Waspinator? Registered User regular
    Just like Teddy Roosevelt would have wanted. Another planet with things to fight.

    Hopefully the pressure situation means they will be worthy opponents.

    Just not too worthy. None of this "fair fight" nonsense.

    Teddy Roosevelt was nuts, he'd probably demand to be dropped onto the planet with his horse even after numerous crushed egg demonstrations of what the pressure would do to him.

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  • Ninja Snarl PNinja Snarl P My helmet is my burden. Ninja Snarl: Gone, but not forgotten.Registered User regular
    daveNYC wrote: »
    Just like Teddy Roosevelt would have wanted. Another planet with things to fight.

    Hopefully the pressure situation means they will be worthy opponents.

    Just not too worthy. None of this "fair fight" nonsense.

    Teddy Roosevelt was nuts, he'd probably demand to be dropped onto the planet with his horse even after numerous crushed egg demonstrations of what the pressure would do to him.

    "Well there's your problem, you're using EGGS when you should be using a MAN! With a HORSE!"

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  • BurtletoyBurtletoy Registered User regular
    Article about the NASA study of mark Kelly and his twin brother after a year in space.

    https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2019/04/what-happens-human-body-space/586966/

    Scott Kelly retired from NASA in 2016, about a month after he returned to Earth and his body began to adjust. For some time, his legs felt jiggly, his joints ached, and his skin burned, unused to the touch of fabric, hugged close to him by gravity. Space, he said back then, had been disorienting. “Even after I’ve been here nearly a year, you don’t feel perfectly normal,” he said. “There’s always a lingering something you feel. It’s not necessarily uncomfortable, but it is a harsh environment.”

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  • webguy20webguy20 Registered User regular
    We really need to get a spinning ring habitat up and running. Before we go anywhere we're going to need one. Best to start testing now.

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  • LanzLanz Registered User regular
    Has NASA or anyone else partnered with the ISS looked into constructing a spin gravity habitat for the ISS?

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  • Zilla360Zilla360 21st Century. |She/Her| Surreal. Immersive. Earth.Registered User regular
    Lanz wrote: »
    Has NASA or anyone else partnered with the ISS looked into constructing a spin gravity habitat for the ISS?
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centrifuge_Accommodations_Module
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nautilus-X

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  • VeeveeVeevee WisconsinRegistered User regular
    It is prohibitively expensive to get enough materials in space to make a large enough spinning habitat. I think you'd need more than the entire ISS and MIR combined.

    Hopefully SpaceX will finally take launch costs out of the reasons not to do it.

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  • HevachHevach Registered User regular
    Zilla360 wrote: »
    Lanz wrote: »
    Has NASA or anyone else partnered with the ISS looked into constructing a spin gravity habitat for the ISS?
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centrifuge_Accommodations_Module
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nautilus-X

    The CFM wasn't for people (if a person got inside their head would be pulled in the opposite direction as their feet) but for experiment samples so control sets could be on the station and not the ground, eliminating any other environmental variables.

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