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It was my impression that the pegasus system has a pretty lousy record. responsible for a lot of failures. have they improved much over the years?
I don't understand why the idea is being implemented in such a modest manner. The animation has the rocket stage carried aloft for ignition at high altitude by what looks like an F-18. While I don't doubt the performance of the Hornet's engines, wouldn't it make more sense to extend the payload capacity with a larger carrier craft? Say something on the order of the 747-based shuttle carriers? You would be able lift a proportionally larger rocket stage that is able to deliver a more massive payload into LEO or a proportional payload (planetary probe?) even further. It has always felt to me that an airborne launch of a space vehicle has so many more benefits. You are not restricted for being tied down to any one physical terrestrial location. Launches are additionally more versatile due to the more numerous varieties of orbits available at lower costs. Is there a good engineering reason why concepts such as the Soviet-era MAKS was not pursued?
Didn't Iran just cancel their space program?
After nothing coming of my own submissions over the years, I've been curious about what exactly is done here. Finally some clue from another....
It likely isn't just DISH. I registered years ago with the national do-not-call list years ago and things have always been rather quiet. However, since last year, the number of nuisance calls to my home has increased dramatically. I'd first chalked it up the the elections. But even after the elections were over, the calls kept coming. Sometimes the numbers are spoofed, sometimes its "dead air", sometimes its a recorded message, but they all qualify as the type of unwanted calls the DNC list was supposed to protect us from. A few have confirmed their own similar experience when I complained about my problem on reddit. Does anyone know what the hell is going on with this thing? I'm sure where there is smoke there is fire.
Thank You for an interesting point. I am not as informed about the particular situation in Cuba, but it seems people are ignoring some important realities about the nature of access. In any location lacking infrastructure to support the wide spread deployment of the Internet, the lack of legacy hardware is an advantage. Forget DSL and other ancient technology based on our grandfather's telephone-based communication needs. The technical problems here are best addressed using modern hardware. Freedom and human rights may ultimately be a problem vis-à-vis the continuing issues faced by Chinese citizens. But if Cuba plays its cards right, the power of a central authority to make decisions and act swiftly to build from scratch what is needed from the ground up to solve the "last mile" solution may ultimately see the island country becoming the envy of all network geeks and bandwidth junkies around these parts.
My fellow slashdoters sometimes amazingly lack a sense of humor.
I'm inclined to say Scary Punk. How far off am I??
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