The idea that government coercion is either morally justified or effective in achieving high vaccination rates is wrong.
This seems very affirmative. It looks like you have access to the absolute moral code. Could you give us a link to this document ? Thank you.
I agree with you for point 1 and 2.
But for the point 3, it looks like they actually designed the power supply to keep the batteries charged. They just have reach a level where the safe power mode has been activated, disabling all non essential function from the spacecraft. (it's a design choice to consider TM/TC as critical or not, I would say that it should stay on, but it can be discussed) Note that reaching a charge level that low could be linked to the fact that they have lost for several days the contact due to 1 and 2, which has delayed the SA deployment. (I haven't look in detail the design of the satellite, but usually a satellite get less power when the solar array are not deployed)
And for the point 4, it's a "design" choice. They have looked for a cheap launch to test a first version of their satellite, and found that one.
That being said, it is shoddy programming to blindly write to a log on a resource-constrained embedded platform (or any platform, really. Just especially so on something like this), so somebody definitely goofed.
Maybe they did not blindly write log on a resource-constrained embedded platform. Depending on how much memory they had, and how short the mission duration was, they could have computed that 32MB/(2d) * length_of_mission was sufficiently smaller than available_space
But as a test engineer in the space industry (having working on big and expensive and too much paperwork satellites, not on the new space version of cheaper, less doc and simpler tech, which really looks interesting, but I don't know to what extend they test) I'm really surprise that they did never saw this bug before. They never run a rehearsal for more than two days with a sufficiently representative model ? Maybe this bug appears only once every [n] times, with n sufficiently big. Anyway, it's strange, I hope they will get an opportunity to patch it after a reboot, I'm interested in the results they could got from solar sailing.
It cannot be due to the Western embargo. Here is a quote from Putin: “The response of the Russian Federation to Western sanctions is legal and valid. It will help, and not harm our domestic economy,”
The russian space industry being part of the russian domestic economy, the embargo cannot be the cause of these failures
requires extremely favorable conditions for takeoff.
If you can flight forever, who cares ? You only need to takeoff once.
You speak about aerospace where you should probably speak about aeronautics. In the aerospace sector, people rely a lot on non carbon energy, except for the launch part. Of course a launch is a big energy consumption in a short period of time, but on the other hand the S/C will usually be used for 10+ years, running on solar energy. And more and more S/C use "electric" propulsion, where you have still a "fuel" of course, but most of the delta-V comes from electricity.
There are some people who want to use renewable also for launches. Or at least it's a side effect of trying to simplify/reduce the launch cost. For example zero2infinity is planning to use balloon for launching rocket from high altitude, avoiding the dense atmosphere (even better, they use it) and the drag, and also starting from higher slightly reduce the delta-V.