Or: * (at an age of 37) twice as risky as getting out of bed in any given morning;
That's why I wake up in the afternoon.
International waters are not some magical place where no law applies
you will be boarded and seized by someone who assumes you are up to no good.
Which law will they use for that ?
Thing is since the law doesn't care about the speed of light the 2 pm is 2 pm everywhere
How do you synchronize clocks ? (in the real world, not in an hypothetical Galilean world)
meaning they acted on the information after it was officially publicly know.
Not according to physics
I'm not a rocket engineer (never done rockets, I'm more in satellites) but I guess that the antenna are trying to point toward the third planet around this brightest star, not the star itself.
And I would say that it's easier to implement a robust (with respect to sensor/actuator failure) pointing system with software than with analog hardware. But that's just a guess, feel free to propose me a good hardware design for that. (in fact that's not true for everything, you can have a gravity gradient stabilisation with no software at all, and spin stabilisation, but you still need software to change/control the spin axis)