Ontopic Mission to Uranus

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https://www.cnet.com/news/nasa-was-sold-faulty-aluminum-in-19-year-scam/

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The space agency previously said the 2009 Orbiting Carbon Observatory and 2011 Glory missions malfunctioned when the protective nose cones on the Taurus XL rockets failed to separate on command.

However, a joint investigation involving NASA and the Justice Department revealed that the problem was caused by aluminum extrusion maker Sapa Profiles, which falsified critical tests over 19 years.

Employees at the company's Portland, Oregon, facilities tweaked failing tests so materials appeared to pass from 1996 to 2015, according to the Justice Department.
 

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This starlink thing from SpaceX is going to be huge.

Theyre gonna put the first 60 satellites up soon (couple of scrubbed launches), and after 6 more launches will have capacity to cover about 1/5th of the united states. After 24 launches total, theyll have worldwide coverage.

24 launches is nothing for spaceX. This thing is gonna be real within a period of a short few years.


With six more launches and a total of about 400 satellites, Musk said the constellation will reach the point of being able to offer some initial connectivity to ground-based users. A dozen launches would bring "significant" connectivity, he said, and 24 launches would bring near-worldwide service.
 
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This starlink thing from SpaceX is going to be huge.

Theyre gonna put the first 60 satellites up soon (couple of scrubbed launches), and after 6 more launches will have capacity to cover about 1/5th of the united states. After 24 launches total, theyll have worldwide coverage.

24 launches is nothing for spaceX. This thing is gonna be real within a period of a short few years.


With six more launches and a total of about 400 satellites, Musk said the constellation will reach the point of being able to offer some initial connectivity to ground-based users. A dozen launches would bring "significant" connectivity, he said, and 24 launches would bring near-worldwide service.
I can't wait to have a viable alternative to Comcast.

My body is ready for the MuskDong, @Valve1138
 
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You get a battery and you get a battery! Everyone's getting a battery!!!!

Course, it is China, so who knows what is the actual deal.