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Pics from Raketfest #15 / Skyfest 2012

Posted 09-11-2012 at 10:43 AM by SiberianTiger

The event was held last weekend, on Sept 8, 2012 at Bolshoye Gryzlovo airfield not far from Moscow. There was a lot of model and real aircraft, parachutes, paragliders, etc. Part of the event was model rocket launches, which I was involved into. Enjoy some pics here and watch my big photo report at http://tigerofsiberia.livejournal.com/109931.html

"Rus" aerobatic team.
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NEWS: Asteroid about to take a little dip on earth's gravity well

Posted 09-05-2012 at 09:40 AM by Vast fury

A relatively large asteroid, just discovered on August 28th, will fly past the Earth-Moon system on Sept 14th only 2.8 million km (7.4 lunar distances) away. 2012 QG42 is about as wide as three football fields and comes to us from just beyond the orbit of Mars. Astronomers who are now monitoring the space rock say it shines about as brightly as a 15th magnitude star.



source:http://spaceweather.com Wednesday, Sep. 5, 2012
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Let's make the orbiter community grow

Posted 09-01-2012 at 02:22 PM by Vast fury
Updated 09-01-2012 at 02:29 PM by Vast fury

As what I have observed every month, There's a declining number of active orbinauts in the site. Last Month there were only 20 active orbinauts. However, I'm glad to see that the number has doubled this month. I have hoped fot the orbiter community to grow, but as we all know, if we don't take action, there won't be any improvements..

Being the most Awesome Space Simulator to date, We should not let it be wasted to oblivion. We should make it famous. We can inform a lot of people...
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KSC Trip Part 4 and Some Disappointment

Posted 08-25-2012 at 05:32 PM by Codz
Updated 06-16-2013 at 04:51 AM by Codz

So, the launch was a bust. We sat out near a causeway in the pouring rain waiting. There was an interesting "glowing" dolphin that came up to less than two meters in front of the group though, while we were there. Eh, I guess I'll try to catch the coverage on NASA TV when they reschedule it. It was pretty interesting to see it lit on the pad in person though...

We're heading out to the CCAFS museum today, to try and lift the mood about the scrubbed launch. Oh well.
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KSC Trip Part 3

Posted 08-24-2012 at 09:08 AM by Codz
Updated 06-16-2013 at 04:43 AM by Codz

I guess no trip to KSC would be complete without an on site launch scrub eh? We drove out at 2:30AM, and saw it lit up beautifully on the LC-41 pad, but some range issue forced a scrub. The weather was perfect too...
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