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  • RickB
SpaceX Iridium Launch
I was really surprised that there are no threads here about the SpaceX Iridium launch in California.

I found the images of the expanding exhaust plume and shock wave quite startling and fascinating.

Maybe even the most amazing science video that I have seen in a while.


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The launch itself was nothing special, well other than visually (don't think that such a visual experience has ever before been witnessed).

And the visual experience was amazing.

SpaceX Or UFO

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I vaguely remember this system described as a death sentence for radio telescopes, all in the name of blanketing the planet with sat phone coverage, true?
Quote from: Dave Hawkins on 11-23-2015 at 01:59 AM Also it doesn't help that you are a woman ... I've had some bad experiences with super controlling manipulative women in my life and I now react really strongly to that.

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The launch itself was nothing special, well other than visually (don't think that such a visual experience has ever before been witnessed).

And the visual experience was amazing.

SpaceX Or UFO

Fake news. HAARP is ionizing the skies. Musk isn't even real. Get woke.

  • RickB
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I vaguely remember this system described as a death sentence for radio telescopes, all in the name of blanketing the planet with sat phone coverage, true?


Sorry for the delay in response.
Thanks for pointing that out, I did not know that the Iridium satellites interfered with radio astronomy, so had to spend some time looking into it.  Not sure about a death sentence, but it seems to interfere with the significant detection of OH.  Apparently even Iridium-Next does not fix the problem. 

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How many lives has detection of OH saved, compared to satellite phones?  :colbert:

Yeah, thought so.  :911:

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How many lives has detection of OH saved, compared to satellite phones?  :colbert:

Yeah, thought so.  :911:
You mean, how can detection of OH be monetized, compared to satellite phones?
Quote from: Dave Hawkins on 11-23-2015 at 01:59 AM Also it doesn't help that you are a woman ... I've had some bad experiences with super controlling manipulative women in my life and I now react really strongly to that.