Re: No Soft Ditching
Actually an amazing streak of "luck" that the satellite handshake happened during the descent phase.
Oh no, what's that noise? Here come conspirationeers!
(Of course, I like a good conspiracy theory because let's face it - there are really are big, fat conspiracies. But they are hidden in plain sight and pulled off leisurly, not engineered by extreme cunning at enormous risk and with hundreds of people having to clam up.)