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Thread: The thrust of curiosity that leads men to try to go where no one has gone before. (The Space thread)

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    Geostationary isn't so bad as the orbits are the same.
    But at other altitudes he orbits can have quite different inclinations (or even eccentricity, ie not circles), so they might have the same speed, but not in the same direction.

    While the chance for a collision is small, it does go up if you spend years up there, like most satellites are expected to do.
    And of cause it's getting worse, more junk, more targets!

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    I'm sure they've discussed potential solutions, has one came out as the leader?
    Get that weak shit off my track

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    http://www.nasa.gov/feature/how-big-...es-long-debate

    I was curious so I looked it up: It takes 4.6 hours for radio signals from New Horizons to reach earth.
    It was launched 9.5 years ago and it's the fastest space craft we've ever made.

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    So there has to be some kind of Doppler effect on those radio waves given the craft's speed, right? I know it's a tiny shift, but they must have to compensate for that right? Just kind of cool to think about...

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    It's travelling over 36,000 mph away from us so yeah, there's going to be a Doppler effect and they would have to compensate.
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    This is an historic day.

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    NASA can go to Pluto, but they can't get audio and video to sync

    http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html seems to work better than youtube, but is still sketchy. If you have NASA TV on your TV provider, that has it too.

    Someone in the youtube stream said they should have gotten Pied Piper to stream it.
    Last edited by Freude am Fahren; July 14th, 2015 at 05:40 PM.

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