posted on Mar, 4 2011 @ 10:04 AM
reply to post by this_is_who_we_are
Yup, Anyone with a twitter account out there willing to post what "time" each these tweets came thru? The exact same problem occurred in 2009,
on the same launch vehicle from the same launch site.
According to the BBC, the failure is identical to a technical problem that hit Nasa's Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO) when it launched on the last
Taurus XL rocket mission from Vandenberg Air Force Base in 2009.
After the 2009 fiasco, what precise changes, modifications were made to the "fairing", to supposedly prevent this from happening again?
We have been forced into accepting the "totally" insecure, "digital" means of transmitting/recieving data and communications, and they
elliminated the more reliable, harder to breach "analogue" means. At the very least they should leave the analogue infrastructure in tact as a
redundant means of communicating.
"Sometimes we forget because we rely on satellites every day"
Without these satellites in orbit, we wont be able to use their own facts against them! It all just stinks.