Orbiter-Forum  

Go Back   Orbiter-Forum > Far Side of the Moon > Brighton Lounge
Register Blogs Orbinauts List Social Groups FAQ Projects Mark Forums Read

Brighton Lounge General off-topic discussions. Political or religious topics may only be posted in The Basement forum.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-11-2013, 11:44 PM   #10366
Aeadar
Lurker Representitive
 
Aeadar's Avatar
Default

I'm trying to visuallize that, and I keep coming back to a 24.500 mile long ring around the planet.

To keep it straight, with the centerpoint, well, I suppose at 12,250 miles alttitude...wow.

Last edited by Aeadar; 03-11-2013 at 11:49 PM.
Aeadar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2013, 11:50 PM   #10367
MaverickSawyer
Acolyte of the Probe
 
MaverickSawyer's Avatar
Default

No, you have the center of mass at GEO, then rotate the entire assembly down after completion. Didn't say it was a GOOD idea!
MaverickSawyer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2013, 12:02 AM   #10368
mojoey
JapanAXA!
 
mojoey's Avatar
Default

You could build it at the North Pole... (True north, not magnetic)
mojoey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2013, 12:03 AM   #10369
MaverickSawyer
Acolyte of the Probe
 
MaverickSawyer's Avatar
Default

? How would you make that work?
MaverickSawyer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2013, 12:04 AM   #10370
Pipcard
mikusingularity
 
Pipcard's Avatar

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Quick_Nick View Post
Even more confusing
Pipcard is offline   Reply With Quote
Thanked by:
Old 03-12-2013, 12:08 AM   #10371
mojoey
JapanAXA!
 
mojoey's Avatar
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MaverickSawyer View Post
 ? How would you make that work?
Lots of dog sleds. Seriously though, instead of building it where it would be flung outwards, why not build it where the only stresses would be weight, and torque from the rotation of the earth.
mojoey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2013, 12:11 AM   #10372
MaverickSawyer
Acolyte of the Probe
 
MaverickSawyer's Avatar
Default

Then it would cover half the planet to handle the compressive loads. That's the beauty of the tensile designs at the equator: it's a hell of a lot lighter and smaller, and you get a kickstart outbound if you detach at the counterweight end.
MaverickSawyer is offline   Reply With Quote
Thanked by:
Old 03-12-2013, 04:17 AM   #10373
Izack
Non sequitur
 
Izack's Avatar
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MaverickSawyer View Post
 Point. Although you could build it parallel to the surface, then rotate it to the perpendicular direction
Leaving a long trail of very unhappy people when the pendulum of death comes swinging down.
Izack is offline   Reply With Quote
Thanked by:
Old 03-12-2013, 06:38 AM   #10374
Scav
Mostly Harmless
 
Scav's Avatar
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Urwumpe View Post
 a prehistoric network architecture called "Token Ring"
Yup. You've got it.
Scav is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2013, 11:04 AM   #10375
Urwumpe
Certain Super User
 
Urwumpe's Avatar

Default

The biggest German airport, Frankfurt am Main, has been just closed because of the strong winter return this month. It is not uncommon that winter returns in March here, but this time, we have almost more winter in March, than we had in January.

I had again 5 cm snow on my car this morning, makes in sum with with the weekend 20 cm snow - and that in the mild German flatlands.
Urwumpe is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2013, 12:40 PM   #10376
MattBaker
Orbinaut
Default

It's March, not June. Often enough we even had snow in April.

But it's always funny to see the reactions of the people, especially the ones with summer tires
MattBaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2013, 12:53 PM   #10377
Urwumpe
Certain Super User
 
Urwumpe's Avatar

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MattBaker View Post
 It's March, not June. Often enough we even had snow in April.

But it's always funny to see the reactions of the people, especially the ones with summer tires
Yes, but such amounts of snow are a bit uncommon. I can't remember that Frankfurt closed because of massive snowfall in March.
Urwumpe is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2013, 12:56 PM   #10378
Notebook
Donator
 
Notebook's Avatar


Default

UK has come to a complete halt(slight exegaeration). Continent is cut off.

http://www.eurostar.com/dynamic/_SvB...&lang=UK&VT=EB

Quote:
Passengers will not be able to travel on Eurostar services today and should not come to our stations.
good advice.

N.
Notebook is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2013, 12:59 PM   #10379
Urwumpe
Certain Super User
 
Urwumpe's Avatar

Default

Just received the urgent news, that a few km north of Frankfurt, a mass karambolage happened on the A45, with over 100 cars involved. Also during strong snow fall.

Well, the 100 cars isn't really the special thing there, such things happen pretty often here.
Urwumpe is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2013, 04:03 PM   #10380
MaverickSawyer
Acolyte of the Probe
 
MaverickSawyer's Avatar
Default

Wow, the contents of the world's first email have been uncovered at last!

From Ray Tomlinson himself.
MaverickSawyer is offline   Reply With Quote
Thanked by:
Reply

  Orbiter-Forum > Far Side of the Moon > Brighton Lounge

Tags
avatars, images


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 07:22 PM.

Quick Links Need Help?


About Us | Rules & Guidelines | TOS Policy | Privacy Policy

Orbiter-Forum is hosted at Orbithangar.com
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright 2007 - 2017, Orbiter-Forum.com. All rights reserved.