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Impressive Launch Of Unmanned Russian Rocket

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Nickel2
Male, 50-59, Europe
 4864 Posts
Thursday, July 04, 2013 1:51:04 AM
That was the sad loss of the last 3 satellites of the new GLONASS constellation. (Global Navigation Satellite System). This is the Russian equivalent of US sat-nav and the EU Galileo GNSS. (Global Navigation Satellite System.
It appears that the Proton Launch vehicle has a poor reliability record.

Squrlz4Sale
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 6018 Posts
Wednesday, July 03, 2013 11:14:37 PM
@ OldOllie: Wow. That's a phenomenal story. And it confirms my judgment regarding your abilities in physics: clearly it's in your genes.

Von Braun is an interesting case. Didn't he employ concentration camp labor in some of his rocket factories? If the U.S. wasn't so interested in rocketry at the close of WW2, it's a safe bet he would have been swinging at the end of a rope.

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 15078 Posts
Wednesday, July 03, 2013 10:56:58 PM
@S4S Don't forget the Apollo 1 crew. My dad worked on the space program in the 60s. He warned them that using a pure oxygen atmosphere in the capsule was a disaster waiting to happen. Werner von Braun was there and told them that because my dad was merely a battery engineer (he designed the batteries that saved the lives of the Apollo 13 crew) he didn't know what he was talking about. A few weeks later, one tiny spark instantly set the whole cabin on fire killing all three astronauts on board.

Werner von Braun was brilliant, but he was also an insufferable, arrogant prick. He was dead wrong, and my dad was right. As far as I'm concerned, von Braun was personally responsible for the deaths of Gus Grissom, Ed White, and Roger Chaffee. I hope he's burning in the same hell he created for them.

Squrlz4Sale
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 6018 Posts
Wednesday, July 03, 2013 9:58:17 PM
@ OldOllie: Agreed 100%. Not to mention that our own space program wasn't without its mishaps. We lost a total of 14 astronauts in the shuttles. (Since you're an old guy like me, I'm certain you know that; I recount that fact more for the benefit of the young whippersnappers out there who weren't even born when Challenger blew up.)

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 15078 Posts
Wednesday, July 03, 2013 8:38:27 PM
Don't laugh. At least they HAVE a space program.

Twinklestein
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 415 Posts
Wednesday, July 03, 2013 8:02:28 PM
For a short range ballistic missile test, SUCCESS!

Draculya
Male, 40-49, Asia
 12740 Posts
Wednesday, July 03, 2013 7:03:00 PM
As soon as it gets outside the envelope, it's supposed to explode to avoid doing just that, coming down like a V2. I blame the NSA.

whodat6484
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 3744 Posts
Wednesday, July 03, 2013 6:35:56 PM
That brings back memories of watching a JDAM hit after calling in an airstrike! That was one hell of a BOOM! I wonder what the shock wave felt like?

I bet they had help with North Korea in orchestrating that failure, hahaha!

broizfam
Male, 50-59, Eastern US
 3826 Posts
Wednesday, July 03, 2013 6:18:35 PM


Squrlz4Sale
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 6018 Posts
Wednesday, July 03, 2013 5:36:17 PM
LOL @ Gerry's comment. "Da! Mission accomplisht!"

bordo
Male, 50-59, Western US
 801 Posts
Wednesday, July 03, 2013 5:23:24 PM
When it starts going off vertical that soon, you know you're screwed. Goodbye Howard, I'll keep Bernadette company.

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33911 Posts
Wednesday, July 03, 2013 4:29:13 PM

Maybe the target was only 500 yards away.

chalket
Male, 50-59, Southern US
 2481 Posts
Wednesday, July 03, 2013 4:25:30 PM
And that's who we're hitching rides to the space station from...

WorldOfJames
Male, 18-29, Europe
 936 Posts
Wednesday, July 03, 2013 4:22:48 PM
thats nuts! when it hit the ground i thought damn there's gonna be a loud bang in a few seconds, got worried that there wasn't gonna be, but i was reassured only a second or two later!

Jake_Justus
Male, 50-59, Eastern US
 5616 Posts
Wednesday, July 03, 2013 3:52:34 PM
Have they recovered the dashboard cam yet?

drawman61
Male, 50-59, Europe
 6273 Posts
Wednesday, July 03, 2013 3:43:32 PM
Doh-ski

DromEd
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 1597 Posts
Wednesday, July 03, 2013 3:36:31 PM
Looks like an episode of Top Gear.

Squrlz4Sale
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 6018 Posts
Wednesday, July 03, 2013 3:48:25 AM
Link: Impressive Launch Of Unmanned Russian Rocket [Rate Link] - There's a reason rocket science has a reputation for being kinda difficult.


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