This rocket was brand new it was the first that would have been SCHEDULED TO REUSE later after this launch.
--quote-- For SpaceX, the private space company owned by Elon Musk, it was the "first launch of [a] flight-proven first stage," the company says. The mission was using the same rocket booster that sent the Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station earlier this year. --end quote--
Sorry, but that quote is wrong. The first reused booster is (was?) scheduled to launch SES-10 later this year.
It's very likely the used rockets will have micro fractures everywhere that are nearly impossible to find.
This was not the reused booster stage. That was scheduled to launch later this year.
It was PRN 32 that was retired, not PRN 23.
PRN 32 happens to be SVN (space vehicle number) 23, which was GPS IIA-10 launched in November 1990.
PRN 23 is SVN 60, which was GPS IIR-12 launched in 2004. It is still part of the constellation.
Exactly, and I think this is what the AC was trying to say in one of the earlier responses.
The headline seems as if it is trying to tie this story to all the recent reports of the agency actively weakening crypto algorithms.
It would have been insane to allow classified algorithms to be published along with TCP/IP (unless of course they were willing to declassify).
I didn't watch the video, but read TFA. There, Cerf is quoted to say:
1. “If I had in my hands the kinds of cryptographic technology we have today, I would absolutely have used it,”
2. “During the mid 1970s while I was still at Stanford and working on this, I also worked with the NSA on a secure version of the Internet, but one that used classified cryptographic technology. At the time I couldn’t share that with my friends,” Cerf said. “So I was leading this kind of schizoid existence for a while.”
Maybe he said it in the video, but in TFA he does not say "I wanted to use the classified technology in TCP/IP but the agency denied my request."
Once it hits the fan, the only rational choice is to sweep it up, package it, and sell it as fertilizer.