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12 posts • joined 11 Oct 2012
Re: HDR is more important than UHD, right?
If I understand it correctly, there's no equivalent ITU-R standard for HDR yet, in a simialr manner to Rec. 709 for HDTV.
I think that means that there's no consistent method of processing HDR across capture device, processing, transmission and display. So you will get a different interpretation of HDR depending on what equipment you use at each stage of the process.
Would much prefer HDR to UHDTV any day.
Re: Debug Question ?
3,000 telemetry channels.
Video (internal to the vehicle and external) and debris analysis.
"Detailed close-out photos of stage construction"
Or basically the same press release with added expert opinion http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2015/07/spacex-falcon-9-failure-investigation-focuses-update/
Last time LockMart got some traction with this idea, the timescales quoted were 2017 prototype, 2022 full vewrsion. So it looks as if timescales have slipped by 2/3 years. Maybe their breakthrough is more akin to reducing the "fusion is always 30 years away" to "fusion is always 10 years away".
OTOH it would be really, really neat if they made it work.
@John Smith 19
It doesn't fall under aircraft regulation.
Commercial aircraft are type approved (in brief, the regulatory body says "This aircraft is safe to fly").
RLV's are covered (currently) by the FAA's experimental permit regime and (once in service) by a launch licence regime under the Commercial Space Launch Amendement Act 2002. The FAA/US Gov are specifically saying that the vehicles are *not* certified as safe by them and all participants will have to sign a waiver to the effect that they absolve the FAA, the operator, manufacturers and subcontractors of all liability, except in the case of gross negligence.
Participants also have to be presented with, amongst other things, stats on the operating history and fatalities of *all* spacecraft.