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originally posted by: lakenheath24
a reply to: verschickter
Your argument is with western. Silly back and forths that don't advance the OP don't interest me.
originally posted by: Ophiuchus1
If these are semi high-tech drones for public consumption whether real or conceptual (search wording ORB Shaped Drone in Google Images)… then imagine the higher tech that Orb/Ball shaped drones may have already evolved into by military and or high tech companies. BTW, the first pic is from Nokia.
At the time of the loss, the launch vehicle was vertical and in the process of being fueled for the test. At this time, the data indicates the [explosion] originated around the upper stage liquid oxygen tank. Per standard operating procedure, all personnel were clear of the pad. There were no injuries.
originally posted by: kangawoo
This falcon 9 was to carry the Amos 6 satellite into orbit?
The Amos 6 is an Israel owned satellite and Facebooks first satellite?
The Amos 6 was destined to open up sub-Saharan Africa to direct internet?
This project cost was around $200 million?
Am I in the ball park so far? is there more to this? a lot more?
Does the sub-Saharan Africa continents want facebook or would clean water, food, agriculture, schools, roofs etc.. be $200 mil better spent in this area?
I'm sorry if I am way off or ignorant to todays geography and status.
Chinese Firm Agrees to Buy Israel's Spacecom for $285 Million
the acquisition hinges on the successful launch of Spacecom’s AMOS6 SAT, which the company said is scheduled to take place in the first week of September.
the deal hinges on the successful launch...AMOS6 SAT...first week of September
deal hinges on successful launch...AMOS6...September first
Spacecom, the operator of the Amos fleet of communications satellites, said on Wednesday that China’s Beijing Xinwei Technology Group had agreed to buy the company for $285 million, in a deal that is likely to face regulatory hurdles.
The acquisition values Spacecom at a premium of 41% to its average stock price on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange over the past month. The agreement calls for Beijing Xinwei to take on Spacecom’s 1.478 billion shekels in debt.
Spacecom shares jumped more than 9% on Tuesday....
The deal is the latest in a string of Chinese acquisitions in Israel.
The sale would put Spacecom under the direct control of an Israeli-domiciled company called Big Bird, which is managed by Major General (Res.) Ami Shafran, a former head of the Israel Defense Forces communications branch. Big Bird is 100%-owned by a Luxembourg company, which in turn is owned by Beijing Xinwei.
originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: Corruptedstructure
The video comes from a veterans non profit group.
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We know from our own experience ,this will re awaken the self esteem and respect that every wounded soldier has inside, for a job well done. Thank You for your donation. USLaunchReport/VeteransSpaceReport
originally posted by: boncho
a reply to: Zaphod58
There were other angles of video feeds. I have seen them. But they only show the wreck burning. No recorded---live feeds of the explosion, from the press pit or elsewhere.
Weird since the last incident was such a hit!
here are examples to show what happens to an object depending on focus,distance and aperture setting on the camera.
originally posted by: Corruptedstructure
a reply to: Wolfenz
The Nokia one makes me think of the one that OB1 Kanobi for Luke's Training.
Q. Why was SPHERES invented?
A. An MIT professor challenged his students to make a copy of the light saber training drone from Star Wars.
The famous film shown to the CIA Robertson Panel.
Apparently the film is not complete, and some frames (the best ones) were removed by those processing it.