Scorchio! Parker Solar Probe to come closer to the Sun than any spacecraft in history

Discussion in 'science, nature and environment' started by editor, Jun 1, 2017.

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Looking forward to this one:



     
  2. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Sweetcorn, Seagulls and Wasps are Brilliant!

    Hope it doesn't get vapourised by a sun burp. :(
     
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  3. MikeMcc

    MikeMcc Well-Known Member

    That's going to pretty impressive engineering to keep anything working in that environment.
     
  4. Limejuice

    Limejuice Well-Known Member

    The launch is at 08.33 this morning.

    :thumbs:

    Tune to Nasa TV.
     
  5. S☼I

    S☼I I don't want your poxy mint

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  6. Limejuice

    Limejuice Well-Known Member

    Ah, launch at 08.53.

    They changed the time without consulting me. Outrage.

    :D
     
  7. fucthest8

    fucthest8 The rucksack of bollocks that is work.

  8. fucthest8

    fucthest8 The rucksack of bollocks that is work.

    Oh god the comments :facepalm:

    "Launching at night to fool us"
    "CGI"

    Not enough :facepalm::facepalm::facepalm::facepalm::facepalm::facepalm::facepalm:
     
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  9. InfoBurner

    InfoBurner Everything Is Under Control

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  10. fucthest8

    fucthest8 The rucksack of bollocks that is work.

    Er, no and I'm not sure why anyone would tbh.

    I take it you did, so perhaps you can explain?
     
  11. InfoBurner

    InfoBurner Everything Is Under Control

    Vanity, personal investment. The idea of my name crashing into the sun makes me smile
     
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  12. Limejuice

    Limejuice Well-Known Member

  13. Limejuice

    Limejuice Well-Known Member

    Okay, 09.28 am for launch.

    Launching rockets is frustrating. It's like getting a 8-year-old out to school on a Monday morning.
     
  14. fucthest8

    fucthest8 The rucksack of bollocks that is work.

    Launch delayed again, going for 9.28 now
     
  15. fucthest8

    fucthest8 The rucksack of bollocks that is work.

    Argh! Back to T minus 4 :mad:
     
  16. fucthest8

    fucthest8 The rucksack of bollocks that is work.

    Bollocks. Missed the window for today
     
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  17. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby how's it going to end?

    Delayed for 24 hours now?
     
  18. Chemical needs

    Chemical needs stirring

    boooo
     
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  19. InfoBurner

    InfoBurner Everything Is Under Control

    Fucking typical of owt I put my name to
     
  20. Limejuice

    Limejuice Well-Known Member

    Scrubbed for 24 hours.

    But, hey! We get to do this all over again tomorrow morning.

    :)
     
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  21. fucthest8

    fucthest8 The rucksack of bollocks that is work.

    :D
     
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  22. Limejuice

    Limejuice Well-Known Member

    Morning, rocketeers.

    Let's do this thing.

    :)
     
  23. InfoBurner

    InfoBurner Everything Is Under Control

    Looking good...
     
  24. Limejuice

    Limejuice Well-Known Member

    MECO 1.

    And breath.

    :cool:
     
  25. Limejuice

    Limejuice Well-Known Member

    Wake up, Ra.

    Parker's a-coming.

    :D
     
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  26. fucthest8

    fucthest8 The rucksack of bollocks that is work.

    Oops overslept :oops:

    Glad it went well though
     
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  27. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    So many morons out there. It's depressing.
     
  28. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

    Unless I misread it, I understand this probe will not only be the fastest man-made object ever, but will be so by a very significant factor (600,000 kph vs 200,000 at best?).

    If that is right could someone explain how will they get it to go three times faster than any previous probe? I thought it took several gravitational slingshots using multiple planets just to get a satellite to anywhere near 200k per hour.
     
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  29. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Science.
    NASA Is About to Launch the Fastest Spacecraft in History. Target: The Sun!
     
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  30. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

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