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Re: The International Space Station

Post by CharmQuark » Sat Feb 06, 2010 12:56 pm

Awsome :D :thumbup:
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Re: The International Space Station

Post by Shadowdraxx » Sat Feb 06, 2010 3:59 pm

ill be there :), but well does anyone else feel saddened at the fact government dont seem to care about space anymore budget cuts everywhere awesome projects binned, makes me sad :(

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Re: The International Space Station

Post by Stephen » Sat Feb 06, 2010 4:34 pm

Sounds exciting (more than particle physics, if you ask me).
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Re: The International Space Station

Post by spencer » Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:48 pm

excellent posting ORION111

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Re: The International Space Station

Post by spencer » Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:46 pm

STS-130 launch scrubbed.

scrub due to weather constraints (clouds) at end of T-9 built-in hold.

launch re-scheduled: Monday, Feb. 8 at 4:14 a.m. EST


re-use ORION111 links near top of this page.

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Re: The International Space Station

Post by DCWhitworth » Sun Feb 07, 2010 4:12 pm

Shadowdraxx wrote:ill be there :), but well does anyone else feel saddened at the fact government dont seem to care about space anymore budget cuts everywhere awesome projects binned, makes me sad :(
I thought they'd canned the moon project but at the same time they've actually increased NASA's budget ? Or have I misunderstood ?

Similar issues to colliders, projects are now so large that they struggle to survive changes of governments.
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Re: The International Space Station

Post by DCWhitworth » Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:54 pm

ORION111 wrote:The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) experiment leaves CERN on the way to NASA's Kennedy Space Center (KSC).
Superconducting magnets in space ? Interesting.
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Re: The International Space Station

Post by March_Hare » Fri Feb 19, 2010 7:17 am

I have read that some cooling solutions developed for the satellite were working so surprisingly well that they were applied in LHC as well.
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Re: The International Space Station

Post by chriwi » Fri Feb 19, 2010 7:40 am

cryogenics in sattelites is nothing really new since they already often used sensors or cameras which had to be operated at almost 0°k.
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Re: The International Space Station

Post by MarkyB » Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:57 am

The Herschel and Planck satellites launched together last May are also operating at extremely cold temperatures.

In fact two of the detectors in Planck are said by the ESA to be "the coldest known objects in space"!... http://www.esa.int/esaCP/SEM0Y5S7NWF_index_0.html
More detail... http://sci.esa.int/science-e/www/object ... ctid=45133

Herschel is also quite cold... http://www.esa.int/SPECIALS/Herschel/SE ... l#subhead3

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