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Old 2020-09-14, 18:19   #1002
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Rocket Lab has been planning a Venus trip for a while now:
https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/rocket...rching-mission
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Old 2020-09-15, 16:49   #1003
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Of course xkcd 2359.
I think people have been too left column this week.
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Old 2020-09-25, 20:23   #1004
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https://twitter.com/Trolley110/statu...18356873121793

(Rocket scientists build classic design and prove that it works.)

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Old 2020-09-25, 21:29   #1005
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Thanks for the link. I think at a minimum the orbit has to be double the diameter of the Sun so that we can peek at the probe around the Sun's edges on a continuous basis. But practically I would expect the orbit needs to be larger than that to make signal reception more reliable.
The larger orbit will also be more functional for the Space Age Venus mission. The extremely high temperature and dense gravity will take some reliable devices to detect their unusual behaviors at times such as the inferno whirls.

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Old 2020-09-27, 08:52   #1006
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqwpQarrDwk

Apparently we can use Phobos as a gateway to the entire solar system. And not have to worry about it losing momentum, since it is heavy enough to handle it.
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Old 2020-09-27, 18:06   #1007
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https://twitter.com/Trolley110/statu...18356873121793

(Rocket scientists build classic design and prove that it works.)
A few posts lower on that twitter page, fleeing gave the rocket space to acquire more velocity before impact. Very understandable though. https://twitter.com/i/status/1309511001235046405
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Old 2020-09-27, 18:25   #1008
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Take everyone/everything in the solar system along. Plan for a long duration voyage. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3y8AIEX_dU
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Old 2020-10-19, 20:04   #1010
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Nokia to build mobile phone network for the moon
https://www.nokia.com/about-us/news/...k-on-the-moon/

The moon doesn't appear to have a top-level domain name yet
(.lu is Luxembourg of course).
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The asteroid Bennu is getting a up close and personal visit on Tuesday by OSIRIS/REx mission. https://www.asteroidmission.org The spacecraft is going to touch the asteroid, blow on it and catch what gets stirred up. Then it will return that to earth for study. The asteroid was mapped in painstaking detail to select a site suitable. There were thousands of volunteers that marked millions of objects of this large city block size body. These amateurs let the professions select 4 possible sampling sites. NASA had agreed to this, and then when they saw that Bennu was basically mixture of gravel and rocks of various sizes, they were worried that the mapping might not get finished in time.

The people behind Zooniverse https://www.zooniverse.org and CosmoQuestX made it happen. The power of distributed work by humans is amazing.
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