General Space Stuff (Space-X and all that jazz)


#61

Another launch in 9 minutes :slight_smile:
No recovery of the first stage today.

POZ is the primary payload, which is a surveying/imaging satellite being launched for Spain.

Sending test satellites as a secondary payload for Global Internet Coverage… run by Space X :smiley:


#62

YouTube link for launch:


#63

Keeping random spacey things here instead of more threads to look for.

The Hayabusa-2 (no, not the motorbike) satellite is closing in on its target asteroid to grab a sample and then head back to earth!


#64

The final images from the Rosetta mission that landed on an asteroid a while back and piggy-backed around the sun…


#65

Ain’t this just the tightest shit you’ve seen today?!

Sunset on the Valles Marineris on Mars.

https://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/gallery/atlas/valles-marineris.html


#66

Hayabusa II has successfully landed 2 mini rovers onto an asteroid!

Holy fuck.


#67

When I saw “Hayabusa” I thought the Japanese had gone one better than Elon’s car and put a motorbike in space…

Pretty awesome though.


#68

Photo from Insight that landed on Mars yesterday evening :slight_smile:


#69

Looking forward to seeing what they come back with from InSight.

If the probe that’s going to drill down comes back with favourable figures, it might lend some extra excitement to the possibility of there being liquid water somewhere.

I’ve said it so many time before, I’ll say it again: The ONE thing I want to see before I die is Humans on Mars.


#70

Holy fuck!


#71

Holy shit…

Did they publicise that this experiment was onboard before hand or is this the first announcement?!

This is awesome. I really hope we see more of these kinds of spectacles from China so hopefully the rest of the world steps it up a gear and NASA and Russia put their feet back on the pedal.

Communism on the moon or not, I actually want China landing their peeps up there and double want them to set up even a short lived base - even a Month long crewed stay would be incredible.


#72

At least they’re calling it the “far side of the moon” now instead of the Dark Side…so many confused humans…


#73

Why are we even talking about sides…the moon is flat.


#74

Saw some news (fake or otherwise!) about the china mission being a hoax. Hmmm


#75

They did say they had it on board and where going to try and get it to grow


#76

Yeah, it use to have good music around that side. Now it’s just a bunch of Gary Larson cartoons.


#77

Fuck yes! Successful launch of the Dragon Capsule :smiley:

Launch is at ~52 minutes.


#78

Docking:

Return!


#79

amazing. Splashing down bang on time. Just amazing. Oh maths.


#80