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Old 07-15-2010, 02:08 AM   #46
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 I'll update the wiki page. It feels great to finally have a selected vessel, even if it is just the SMEV!
Well the rest of the vessels haven't been built yet... when they do get built, the name of them can be decided by the builder, or if that builder wishes, by popular vote.

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 Areistationary?

Sounds right, we need an orbiter dictionary...
That's it

We do need a dictionary... anyone up to wiki it?
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Old 07-15-2010, 02:11 AM   #47
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...just thinking since we have these skycranes, why not use them?
That's one thing I can agree with, be it air-drop or cockpit thing. Although if you're not going to land, why not just beam video from the SC?

And the SC, I'll work extra-hard personifying her!
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Old 07-15-2010, 02:22 AM   #48
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To much?
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Old 07-15-2010, 02:24 AM   #49
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Too much?
A little...
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Old 07-15-2010, 02:26 AM   #50
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 To much?
To be honest, that thing scared the crap out of me.
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Old 07-15-2010, 02:26 AM   #51
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  A little...
A little? Bah Ill have to go with more offensive next time. >.<
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Old 07-15-2010, 02:30 AM   #52
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 A little? Bah Ill have to go with more offensive next time. >.<
What's that chap from, anyway?
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Old 07-15-2010, 02:31 AM   #53
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 To be honest, that thing scared the crap out of me.

Let it be a reminder to always hit shift-X when leaving a breathable area

Its from the Movie Total Recall. Great film about A guy going to Mars. If you can watch it do so.
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Old 07-15-2010, 02:32 AM   #54
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I would do the wiki, but unfortunately I don't have time. I'll edit it though.

It would still be geostationary, or rather geosynchronous, not arei-. Geo- means 'earth or land', but not Earth as a proper noun. Also, I don't think it would reference Ares, because the earth equivalent of that would be Terra, and we don't have a Terrastationary orbit . Enough of that rant, however.
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Old 07-15-2010, 02:38 AM   #55
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 I would do the wiki, but unfortunately I don't have time. I'll edit it though.

It would still be geostationary, or rather geosynchronous, not arei-. Geo- means 'earth or land', but not Earth as a proper noun. Also, I don't think it would reference Ares, because the earth equivalent of that would be Terra, and we don't have a Terrastationary orbit . Enough of that rant, however.
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Old 07-15-2010, 02:41 AM   #56
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GAR! My crazy extrapolations were wrong?!!? This has never happened before!
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Old 07-15-2010, 02:43 AM   #57
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 GAR! My crazy extrapolations were wrong?!!? This has never happened before!

Yasure, yabetcha...
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Old 07-15-2010, 02:47 AM   #58
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To much?
Do not want!

Going back on topic (I'm a hypocrite I know), have we decided to just do away with communication satellites or what? Personally I think we should leave a tiny comms sat in either geosynchronous orbit, or a very eccentric Molniya-type orbit (with periapsis on far side of Mars). In one Mars first colonization study, they proposed leaving it in a high Mars orbit, but I'm not sure why, and I forgot the name of the study.

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 GAR! My crazy extrapolations were wrong?!!? This has never happened before!
You would have pulled it off and looked smart anywhere but this forum.
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Old 07-15-2010, 02:49 AM   #59
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  Do not want!

Going back on topic (I'm a hypocrite I know), have we decided to just do away with communication satellites or what? Personally I think we should leave a tiny comms sat in either geosynchronous orbit, or a very eccentric Molniya-type orbit (with periapsis on far side of Mars). In one Mars first colonization study, they proposed leaving it in a high Mars orbit, but I'm not sure why, and I forgot the name of the study.
What's the use of putting the satellite on the same line of sight to the base as the Earth?
A Molniya orbit or an areosyncronous one I agree with, but rather one that spends most of its orbit with a line of sight for both the base and Earth at the same time.
It's not like you can make radio transmissions any faster. The delay in communications is an insurmountable barrier.
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Old 07-15-2010, 02:51 AM   #60
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  Do not want!

Going back on topic (I'm a hypocrite I know), have we decided to just do away with communication satellites or what? Personally I think we should leave a tiny comms sat in either geosynchronous orbit, or a very eccentric Molniya-type orbit (with periapsis on far side of Mars). In one Mars first colonization study, they proposed leaving it in a high Mars orbit, but I'm not sure why, and I forgot the name of the study.

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You would have pulled it off and looked smart anywhere but this forum.

A high Mars orbit would seem to be the best choice for a communications relay satellite. A higher altitude would seem to offer the best communications coverage and the shortest and least frequent communications blackout times between Mars and Earth.
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