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  1. kerbiloid

    Russian Launch and Mission Thread

    So, you should keep your peroxide for the capsule stabilization on the parachute system engaging. The only reason why it was overturned was the service module which hadn't separated, so it was jettisoned by heat sensors on aerobraking. P.S. Could Mercuries into gliding descent? Vostoks? Voskhods?
  2. kerbiloid

    Russian Launch and Mission Thread

    Afaik that happened only once, with Soyuz-5, in the early days of Soyuz flights, with its very first version several times redesigned since then. And it was re-entering with head down because the service module hadn't separated properly. Then it had happily turned with bottom down. Also peroxide doesn't disappear magically at once. It just gets not guaranteed to be enough to keep the whole descent gliding.
  3. That point is clear. (Even if forget that any system looking closed irl always is one of parts of a greater closed system and interacts with them). Just one thought haunts me. If the entropy always grows, then Big Bang should be the state of the Universe with the least entropy ever. Why then our world looks so chaotic. Why it doesn't look like a perfect crystal. What went wrong with the ideal symmetry.
  4. kerbiloid

    Russian Launch and Mission Thread

    Btw thanks to this flight SU/RU has surpassed US in suborbital flights in 2 nominations. Now 1) both have 2 suborbital flights: 2 Mercuries vs 2 Soyuzes 2) both have 3 suborbital people: 2 in Mercuries + 1 in Soyuz vs 2+1 in Soyuzes but 1) SU/RU launched twice more people into suborbit (1+1 vs 2+2) 2) SU/RU did it with 2-seat ships
  5. Though the closed system is like a material point. Never happens irl.
  6. kerbiloid

    You Know You're A Nerd When:

    When you hate the Sun in Minecraft because it always moves straight and you can't build a working stonehenge.
  7. kerbiloid

    Destroy a Space Mission

    Kerbals can't contact Deoxys due to the spacesuit gloves. Deoxys gets oxydized.
  8. kerbiloid

    Russian Launch and Mission Thread

    No need to train one more.
  9. kerbiloid

    Russian Launch and Mission Thread

    It will require a lot of rags to gather the water. ISS is much bigger. Also there would be a perforator in addition to the sledgehammer from the movie never used irl.
  10. kerbiloid

    Russian Launch and Mission Thread

    Meanwhile they plan to launch 10 Protons in 2019.
  11. It works with every food and drink on your table. Now every food except salt, sugar, and water looks like a muddy plate.for you. Tastes also. A lack of superpower attracting any superpower aside.
  12. PhotonEnergy = PlanckConstant * PhotonFrequency PhotonImpulse = PhotonEnergy / Lightspeed = PlanckConstant * PhotonFrequency / Lightspeed*** So, if have a swarm of million sun-collector/UV-emitter sunsats in 0.3 AU near-Sun orbits, this allows to accelerate such ship. *** Also this swarm allows to focus ~10 PW of energy every time on any selected target. Say, we want a 6000 K hot spheric target being heated by these rays as a target, looking like a micro-Sun. Luminosity ~10 PW = 1016 W. Radius ~= (1016 / (4 * pi * 5.67*10-8 * 60004))1/2 ~= 3.3 km. So, you can have a near-Earth/Mars asteroid as a power receiver. *** Also this swarm can heat any dangerous objects and either evaporate them, or deflect from the Earth and other planets. It can heat an asteroid (or Phobos/Deimos) melting it and helping to mine. The same with icy moon and gas giants. Say, a hot gas fountain from the Jupiter atmosphere to be collected by jupsats equipped with scoops, *** But we need a million of them. So, we need metals to build, fluids to transfer. And as less required delta-V as possible. Where is the place of compromise? Where are metals right in orbit and cheap fluids close to it? Where is tiny delta-V to get from the orbit and then to fly to the Sun? It's Mars and its moons. So, we build an automatic mining infrastructure around the Phobos, and an automatic fluid mining facilities on Mars caps. Then large many times reusable Big Dumb Booster SSTO (looking like the Convair Nexus first stage) get shuttling between the Mars caps and the orbit delivering the mined fluids to the orbital shipyard. They are fueled with same fluids and even don't need additional tanks for them. These BDB get depleted, but they are constantly built again from local metals and from the the previos ones melted scrap. All this shipyard constantly builds new sunsats right in orbit from the Phobos metals, fuels them with the fluids delivered from Mars, puts inside control systems from Earth, and launches to the 0.3 AU near-Sun orbit. We have several tens kilohumans in several rotating orbital stations: engineers, technicians, scientists, barmaids. No children, just several year contracts for Earthlings. Originally all these facilities are powered by D-D or D-H fusion reactors fed with deuterium from the Martian ice. But the growing sunsat swarm also powers the facility (say, Deimos as target) with UV. The more sunsats in swarm - the faster this goes. So, we have a positive loopback generator. Visually this looks like the Life game "Glider Fabric" figure where gliders are new sunsats flying to the Sun. The secondary task of this orbital settlement: to be an emergency team and emergency storehouse in case of Earth devastation. Get to the Earth and rebuild industry helping the survivors. Of course, this is a transit ship station. Once we a have a millionth sunsat in near-Sun orbit, we have a (still growing) redistributable focusable source of power. We use it to power the facilities around the Solar System. We keep growing the swarm until it covers the visible Sun for 1/4 or so (so we keep doing this almost eternally), using planetary material and solar power. The useless Mercury gets totally utilized into new sunsats (you are no more limited in energy when you have a billionth sunsat, so you don't need that Mars far away) This replaces that useless Dyson sphere with a much better version of it. We still can see 3/4 of sunlight, but up to 1/4 of the Sun energy we can direct in directions we want. The multi-layer swarm cloud gets closer to the Sun. With future material it probably can have its inner layer just in millions km from the Sun surface. This reduces the final total amount of sunsats. Say, not quintillions, but just quadrillions. We clean the entire Solar System from undesired objects with this swarm power. Also we power as many interstellar sails as we need, even when the ship is in 100 ly from the Sun and receives say just 10-7 of the power sent to it. Of course this means that the Solar System gets much safer place without space junk and dinokillaz. On another hand it's crossed by miriads of invisible UV high energy rays, and any alien spaceship under flag of peace will unexpectedly burn once crossing any of them like a moth. Is it bad? Doesn't matter. A supercivilization lair is a deadly place. P.S. That's what Mars is for, not for sheep and flowers. P.P.S. With quandrillions of prmitive brains it has many times more brains that a human brain has cells. So, the swarm will sooner or later become a hivemind, a member of Solar System hivemindkind.
  13. The nanites could be living in the body repairing cell damages. But probably they are not closer than fusion and cryonics. Also this doesn't give answers to the mainest questions: "what's mind?", "is mind limited with a puny set of chemical reactions in a handful of slime appeared from the ocean mud (and where was mathematics there)?", "how much could we replace in brain still having the same mind there?", "how great is the mind capacity?", "can two minds interact directly without senses?" and so on. Probably these questions can be answered only by terrible vivisection experiments with hands in blood up to shoulders, performed by a hi-tech civilization. So I guess, it's a question of the next century.
  14. kerbiloid

    Russian Launch and Mission Thread

    The nearest Soyuz (rocket) may be launched 2018.11.03 from Plesetsk with a Frigate upper stage (so, unmanned, and Soyuz 2.1b, not Soyuz FG)
  15. Granted. You can walk up to a target up to 500 meters away and perfectly hit it with bow, arrow, fist, boot, and anything else you want. A superpower to unpower a power.