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Old 10-13-2017, 11:41 AM   #46
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Launching on Friday 13? At least they learned from Apollo 13 to not launch on xx:13...
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Old 10-13-2017, 02:28 PM   #47
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What type of rocket is this?

From speed of liftoff appears to be repurposed ICBM ......
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Old 10-13-2017, 03:00 PM   #48
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 What type of rocket is this?

From speed of liftoff appears to be repurposed ICBM ......
It is a repurposed ICBM. The Rockot is a repurposed UR-100 ICBM (SS-19 Stiletto for NATO), with a Briz-KM upper stage.
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Old 10-16-2017, 03:09 PM   #49
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Launched last week, Europe’s Sentinel-5P satellite – the first Copernicus mission dedicated to monitoring the air we breathe – is in excellent health.
The 820 kg satellite was lofted into orbit from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia last Friday on a Rockot.
http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Op...cellent_health
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Old 10-25-2017, 08:10 AM   #50
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http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Ob...ugh_hurricanes

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This year’s Atlantic hurricane season has been a harsh reminder of the grief and devastation brought by these vast storms. Imaging the top of hurricanes from space is nothing new, but the Sentinel-1 satellites can see right through these towering spinning weather systems, measuring the sea surface below to help predict the storm’s path.
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Old 10-25-2017, 10:33 AM   #51
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Shame they didn't explain how wave-height affects a hurricanes track. I'm guessing the storm would move away from the highest waves, sort of going down-hill?

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Old 10-25-2017, 10:18 PM   #52
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I would actually have thought the opposite. I was thinking that a higher water column would correspond to lower atmospheric pressure. I was thinking the storm would move in the direction of lowest pressure...
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Old 10-26-2017, 08:48 AM   #53
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That's another argument, true.
However which is dominant in wave-height, pressure or wind?

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Old 11-16-2017, 09:01 AM   #54
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http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Te...house_for_EDRS

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The EDRS–SpaceDataHighway has now begun relaying Earth images from Sentinel-2A, which marks the last of four Copernicus satellites in orbit being brought under the EDRS service.
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