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Israel to Land First Private Spacecraft on the Moon

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posted on Feb, 5 2019 @ 09:41 AM
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a reply to: FreeFalling

Its a statement that you have entered the big leagues . Any pissant country these days can cobble together a
couple of rockets and launch something into space

Shooting for the moon is order of magnitude more, have to construct booster of capable of escaping earth gravity,
be able to traverse the space between earth-moon and land (which is the really hard part) on the moon

"Thumpdowns" like the "landing" of Soviets Luna 9 in 1966 don't count anymore


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posted on Feb, 5 2019 @ 10:26 AM
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originally posted by: firerescue
a reply to: FreeFalling

Its a statement that you have entered the big leagues . Any pissant country these days can cobble together a
couple of rockets and launch something into space

Shooting for the moon is order of magnitude more, have to construct booster of capable of escaping earth gravity,
be able to traverse the space between earth-moon and land (which is the really hard part) on the moon

Most of those are just math calculations.



posted on Feb, 5 2019 @ 11:10 AM
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So when they succeed , will they be able to collect Googles Lunar X Price ?

lunar.xprize.org...



posted on Feb, 5 2019 @ 02:30 PM
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a laser-reflector provided by NASA


How is this a "private" mission? NASA has provided the spacecraft with a laser-weapon deflection shield!



posted on Feb, 5 2019 @ 04:47 PM
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originally posted by: firerescue
a reply to: FreeFalling

Its a statement that you have entered the big leagues . Any pissant country these days can cobble together a
couple of rockets and launch something into space

Shooting for the moon is order of magnitude more, have to construct booster of capable of escaping earth gravity,
be able to traverse the space between earth-moon and land (which is the really hard part) on the moon

"Thumpdowns" like the "landing" of Soviets Luna 9 in 1966 don't count anymore



Unless the craft is inside a bouncy ball like the MER rovers were


Or is that a bouncedown?



posted on Feb, 5 2019 @ 04:51 PM
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a reply to: wildespace



Most of those are just math calculations.


True, but you have to know the numbers to plug into the equations. There were a few that were kept secret. China figured them out or more likely hacked them from NASA.



posted on Feb, 5 2019 @ 05:14 PM
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a reply to: LookingAtMars

It's pretty freely available. NASA do not hold a copyright on the Tsiolkovskiy equation or the laws of celestial mechanics.



posted on Feb, 5 2019 @ 05:39 PM
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a reply to: OneBigMonkeyToo

Not the equation, the values that have to be plugged into the equation. Things like gravity and drag from the very slight atmosphere. If a few vital values are not 100% correct you get the thumpdown mentioned above.

ETA: The values are even more important to Mars insertion and landing. That is why NASA owns Mars, for the time being anyway.






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posted on Feb, 5 2019 @ 08:08 PM
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originally posted by: SayonaraJupiter



a laser-reflector provided by NASA


How is this a "private" mission? NASA has provided the spacecraft with a laser-weapon deflection shield!
Laser weapon deflection shield???



posted on Feb, 5 2019 @ 09:33 PM
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originally posted by: SerenTheUniverse

originally posted by: SayonaraJupiter



a laser-reflector provided by NASA


How is this a "private" mission? NASA has provided the spacecraft with a laser-weapon deflection shield!
Laser weapon deflection shield???


How is this a "private" mission? NASA has sensory/electronic instruments on-board the spacecraft. A laser reflector. It's no longer a private venture if NASA is in any way involved.

What does a laser reflector do? It reflects lasers weapons and acts as a deflection shield.



posted on Feb, 6 2019 @ 02:44 AM
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a reply to: LookingAtMars

Again, none of these are secrets or impossible to work out - the Soviets were figuring these things out completely independently of the USA in the 1960s. NASA does not hold the copyright on any science and engineering principles or teh data collection processes that underpin them. Damn, all the Chinese needed to do was buy a copy of Kerbal Space Program'!
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posted on Feb, 6 2019 @ 02:45 AM
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a reply to: SayonaraJupiter

Is the laser in your CD player a weapon?



posted on Feb, 6 2019 @ 03:38 AM
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a reply to: SayonaraJupiter




What does a laser reflector do? It reflects lasers weapons and acts as a deflection shield.


No, it doesn't. You just made that up.



posted on Feb, 6 2019 @ 04:28 AM
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originally posted by: SayonaraJupiter



a laser-reflector provided by NASA


How is this a "private" mission? NASA has provided the spacecraft with a laser-weapon deflection shield!


It's a privately funded mission. What's your problem?

I have a laser in my CD player and a laser pointer. Can I use them as laser-weapon deflection shields?



posted on Feb, 8 2019 @ 04:49 PM
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posted on Feb, 9 2019 @ 12:16 PM
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originally posted by: OneBigMonkeyToo
a reply to: LookingAtMars





Soviets were figuring these things out completely independently of the USA in the 1960s.


Yes they were trying to, the same way NASA has figured it out. With trial and error. NASA has pretty much figured it out, after spending trillions of dollars and decades of work. No one else at this time has figured out Mars.

After spending trillions of dollars and decades of work you think NASA should just give this info away? lets see how things go with ExoMars.



posted on Feb, 10 2019 @ 05:56 PM
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LRO has a laser altimeter, but the team actually avoids aiming it at retroreflectors left behind by the Apollo astronauts because the return signal could damage the spacecraft. Source: www.planetary.org...


FACT…. a LASER ALTIMETER IS powerful enough to damage a spacecraft. But thanks for trying guys.



posted on Feb, 10 2019 @ 11:28 PM
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. Rethinking response. Deleted.
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posted on Feb, 11 2019 @ 02:15 AM
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originally posted by: SayonaraJupiter
FACT…. a LASER ALTIMETER IS powerful enough to damage a spacecraft. But thanks for trying guys.


FACT: You have no idea what they mean by damage, because if you did you would not of posted that. Tell me ole wise one, what type of components would an IR pulse damage? I know, and so should you, and you should know how many Sats up there also have IR Altimeters (Hint: A lot of em).


FACT: If you stick your head in a rocket engine as it ignites, it will burn your head, and if that rocket engine is being used by Israel, it will burn your head with a conspiracy.
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posted on Feb, 11 2019 @ 03:46 AM
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So many unmanned missions to the moon being proclaimed as almost revolutionary. No man has walked on the moon since 1972. Why are lunar rovers all the revolutionary rage and why has no man set foot on the moon in just under 40 years?

In 1969, Armstrong reportedly landed on the moon. Over the past 50 years... we can’t do it again? No nation on the earth can do it again or replicate the claim?

I’m not normally a disbeliever.... but really?



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