17 posts • joined 3 Apr 2007
I know Surrey Satellites know their stuff BUT is the phone really unmodified? First of all it has to survive launch vibration. Once in space it will be exposed to radiation and be in a vacuum. Normal electronic don;t really work well in a vacuum. Circuit boards tend to arc so destroying themselves. Non radiation hardened parts will probably fail pretty quickly.
I don;t think the data rate information is correct.
Doesn;t agrree with this.
I'm surprised that they have had to upgrade the OS especially after such a short trip. I wrote the s/w for the SSP experiment on Cassini Huygens and the last thing I would have wanted to do was significant s/w upgrades. I didn't use an OS as they are too resource hungary..
On that my data rate allocation was about 2 to 10 slots of 100 bytes per 12 second cycle. (From memory)
However having carried out such an audacious landing procedure an OS upgrade should be a walk in the park.
Is this Digital Spy?
Apart from a few notable exceptions I am astounded at the comments on here. I expect this type of hysterical ranting on Digital Spy which is why I don't go there.
So Nominet changing its rules to allow Websites that are engaged in serious criminal activities to be shut down rather than having to find a loophole to do the same thing is bad?
Nominet obviously think there is a need to be able to do this so they are looking for solutions. Which don't appear to be found here!
Please contact your system administrator.
We have a pond with frogs in it. When then die they do tend to bloat and then float to the surface presumably because of gases being created and held inside the frog. Really nice to remove -- not!
So I suspect that is what happened in this case and was probably aided by the heat as a previous commenter has noticed.
Is it me?
When I read Internet TV I think of TV distribution over the internet NOT the internet on the telly which is quite easily done anyway.
Thank you Nano nano
For making me smile on this grey November day. You surely must be worthy.
Economical with the truth?
"and there were no instruments designed to do surface science after landing"
This is untrue. There was a surface science package (SSP) on the Huygens probe that was designed to measure surface properties. Hence the name. Whilst there was no experiment to determine the properties of a solid surface by a direct sample there were several experiments to measure liquid properties for a potential liquid landing. Also the penetrometer and accelerometer data were used to determine the surface composition.
I know this because I designed and wrote the SSP s/w!
Having said that I think it is a great idea anyway.
Passenger with laptop question
Did you see a dialog box with the following ?
New hardware found: A330-300
Install driver yes no ?
For those of you that think it is ok to do this
Missing the point
Another 'outrage' that demonstrates that no one knows what they are talking about. Anybody with even a cursory knowledge of The Vagina Monologues would understand the whole point of Jane Fonda actually saying the word.
Chile in northern hemisphere!
How do they view the "northern hemisphere skies" from Chile?
I remember registration
Sigh "Where's Roberts?"
"He's been put away sir" (Sent to prison)
Re. Operating System?
Uh-oh... part 2
"It looks like you're trying to park your car. Would you like some help?"
"NO I'M TRYING TO RAMRAID THE OFFY"
"Tesburys do a GREAT discount when you buy 6 or more bottles of wine why don't you let me drive you there or should I just call the police?"
"I don't think that crowbar will he...."
I'm stunned. The last Led Zep concert was in 1979. Has it really taken 28 years to catch him!
"We want it to be better than the early US rovers"
It's like comparing a Ferrari (Apollo rover) to a JCB (Chinese rover). The Apollo rover didn't dig but went a lot faster so the Astronauts could dig further away.
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