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Why not just fly up there and fix it?

BirdDog
Assistant Professor

Why not just fly up there and fix it?

https://weather.com/news/news/2018-05-24-goes-17-critical-cooling-issue-noaa

 

Hey, easy in all the movies, maybe someday. At least the now dead Space Shuttle made it possible for a while. We are regressing when it comes to technology IMO. Hopefully just a pause, I know private companies are trying hard to keep us first in space. 

 

Space exploration and technology pushes us forward as humans IMO. I know we have plenty of problems now right here, just like we did when Megellan and Columbus explored the planet and spent large amounts of capital. We need to push forward and outward regardless the things pulling us back.

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GabeU
Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Why not just fly up there and fix it?

Love the title.  Smiley Happy 

 

Hughes' direct competition is having a little issue with their new satellite, as well.  Antenna problems, evidently.  Maybe after flying up and fixing that one they can swing by and fix the antennas on this one.  LOL.  The real question is, who's gonna spring for the extra gas?  Smiley Tongue  


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alfresco
Senior

Re: Why not just fly up there and fix it?

We need to Terraform Mars. Earth is getting way too crowded and polluted.

I wonder if you could get Hughesnet on Mars? What beam would that be?

GabeU
Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Why not just fly up there and fix it?

Beam 4?  There'd be slight higher latency.  Smiley Tongue  


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maratsade
Distinguished Professor III

Re: Why not just fly up there and fix it?

Well said, BirdDog. 

maratsade
Distinguished Professor III

Re: Why not just fly up there and fix it?

"The real question is, who's gonna spring for the extra gas?"

 

Well, it's not going to be the Romulans, that's for sure.  It's a Federation issue.

Amanda
Moderator

Re: Why not just fly up there and fix it?

In some ways this reminds me of the recent movie "Geostorm" where an LEO constellation that controls the weather goes a little...crazy Smiley Happy But... there is such thing as interplanetary internet, which is already in the works: https://futurism.com/new-tech-installed-on-the-iss-set-to-form-solar-system-wide-internet/https://futurism.com/new-tech-installed-on-the-iss-set-to-form-solar-system-wide-internet/

C0RR0SIVE
Associate Professor
Amanda
Moderator

Re: Why not just fly up there and fix it?

I thought it was fun, but I am a disaster movie fan and for one welcome our satellite overlords. I just watched The Cloverfield Paradox last night. If you are into the Cloververse, space-alien-timey-wimey type stuff and not too picky about plot holes... you'll enjoy it Smiley Happy 

maratsade
Distinguished Professor III

Re: Why not just fly up there and fix it?

I can imagine the complaints...... 

 

"I just got SolarSysNet and the agent told me I'd be able to stream NetflixOffPlanet without a problem, but they LIED." 

 

"Where did my data go??  I just watched a couple of shows on HuluMars and now all my data is gone! What a ripoff!"

 

 

 


@Amanda wrote:

In some ways this reminds me of the recent movie "Geostorm" where an LEO constellation that controls the weather goes a little...crazy Smiley Happy But... there is such thing as interplanetary internet, which is already in the works: https://futurism.com/new-tech-installed-on-the-iss-set-to-form-solar-system-wide-internet/https://futurism.com/new-tech-installed-on-the-iss-set-to-form-solar-system-wide-internet/