Live Space Stuff Notification Thread Page 49

  • StarchildHypocrethes 18 Feb 2021 20:59:56 33,613 posts
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    That is so cool
  • SuperCoolEskimo 18 Feb 2021 21:00:32 11,851 posts
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    I hope the Kerbals remember to self isolate upon arrival.
  • JoelStinty 18 Feb 2021 21:01:12 9,274 posts
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    That was great. Humanity can be great at times.
  • JoeBlade 18 Feb 2021 21:01:54 5,865 posts
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    My money is on NASA discovering SpaceMonkey and Stefansen shacked up together up there.
  • Nemesis 18 Feb 2021 21:04:56 19,957 posts
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    I thought the old fella was going to have chest pains there!
  • barchetta 18 Feb 2021 21:20:14 3,091 posts
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    That was cool. Looking forward to the helicopter tests and the arrival of high res images.

    Still, makes me sad to think it has been 50yrs since Apollo and we are still a lot of years away from humans on Mars.
  • Nemesis 18 Feb 2021 21:24:30 19,957 posts
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    When it’s your time to fly the ‘copter and you can’t set to inverted ...
  • nickthegun 18 Feb 2021 21:44:14 85,079 posts
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    I’m eating a bit of humble pie at the moment. A couple of years ago, we were bought a ‘gee.....thanks, I guess...’ present of our names on being put on the lander.

    Now I’m they are actually pretty chuffed they are now on Mars.

    Present upgraded from a C- to an A in two odd years.
  • up_the_ante 18 Feb 2021 21:48:41 1,507 posts
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  • Fake_Blood 18 Feb 2021 22:34:16 10,812 posts
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    Post landing briefing about to start I think?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OCxouQGnns
  • Load_2.0 19 Feb 2021 14:05:46 32,641 posts
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    Can't wait for the HD video of the landing and of course the pictures of ancient Martian relics!
  • General_Martok 19 Feb 2021 14:22:34 1,862 posts
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    Is there going to be a HD video?!
  • neilka 19 Feb 2021 14:28:42 23,802 posts
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    I hope they get a glimpse of the triple-milkered Martian ladies
  • Load_2.0 19 Feb 2021 14:56:31 32,641 posts
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    General_Martok wrote:
    Is there going to be a HD video?!
    "For the first time, we're going to see ourselves in high-definition video landing on another planet," said deputy project manager Matt Wallace.

    "We think we've captured, hopefully, some pretty spectacular video. And they come with a microphone as well."
  • Fake_Blood 19 Feb 2021 15:09:32 10,812 posts
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    General_Martok wrote:
    Is there going to be a HD video?!
    I think so, last night they said they had “rugged commercial cameras” onboard, which means gopros or something like that. We should get a high res photo from when they cut the cables 10m above ground in the coming days, and the video on Monday they said.
  • Dirt3 19 Feb 2021 15:12:23 1,437 posts
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    I think if there is a video it will be downwards. You won't actually see the thing gt lowered out of the sky on the skycrane, which would have been a lot more interesting.

    Also as well, they will struggle with the data rates, so if there is a HD video it could take some time to get back. The high bandwidth comes from an uplink to MRO (mars orbiter) and then back to earth, and I think the MRO is only in vision for a small amount of time per day.
  • General_Martok 19 Feb 2021 15:44:44 1,862 posts
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    Dirt3 wrote:
    I think if there is a video it will be downwards. You won't actually see the thing gt lowered out of the sky on the skycrane, which would have been a lot more interesting.

    Also as well, they will struggle with the data rates, so if there is a HD video it could take some time to get back. The high bandwidth comes from an uplink to MRO (mars orbiter) and then back to earth, and I think the MRO is only in vision for a small amount of time per day.
    Slackers! How hard is it to have the Orbiter in geosync orbit of the Rover at all times?!

    Sort it out NASA.
  • Fake_Blood 19 Feb 2021 16:10:43 10,812 posts
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    Dirt3 wrote:
    I think if there is a video it will be downwards. You won't actually see the thing gt lowered out of the sky on the skycrane, which would have been a lot more interesting.

    Also as well, they will struggle with the data rates, so if there is a HD video it could take some time to get back. The high bandwidth comes from an uplink to MRO (mars orbiter) and then back to earth, and I think the MRO is only in vision for a small amount of time per day.
    https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/spacecraft/rover/

    There's an "UP-look" camera on the rover to watch the descent stage, so I think we'll get video from both vantage points.
    Last night MRO was coming in at 2Mbit/s which is decent considering it's transmitting from Mars, but like you said, it's not always in sight of the rover.
  • Dirt3 19 Feb 2021 17:04:04 1,437 posts
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    General_Martok wrote:
    Dirt3 wrote:
    I think if there is a video it will be downwards. You won't actually see the thing gt lowered out of the sky on the skycrane, which would have been a lot more interesting.

    Also as well, they will struggle with the data rates, so if there is a HD video it could take some time to get back. The high bandwidth comes from an uplink to MRO (mars orbiter) and then back to earth, and I think the MRO is only in vision for a small amount of time per day.
    Slackers! How hard is it to have the Orbiter in geosync orbit of the Rover at all times?!

    Sort it out NASA.
    MRO was designed to take pictures of the martian surface, so it is in a low orbit to take good pictures (not a high geosychronous one). It's used as a relay because it has a kick ass radio (official nasa terminology), originally designed to send back the huge hires images it takes of the martian surface. I think the rover can send back directly, but its about 10kbps. So you would be waiting a long time for any decent length HD movie that way. In fact the rover has got so many cameras my guess is the limitation on the pictures/movies it can take is very much how fast it can upload all the data back to earth. Plus remember Curiosity is on mars too, and that probably requires a fair amount of DSN bandwidth to do its stuff.
  • sport 19 Feb 2021 17:08:45 16,679 posts
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    Roaming charges are gonna end NASA.
  • Dirt3 19 Feb 2021 17:15:41 1,437 posts
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    What would be interesting is if all the satellites pack up.

    Oddessey is 20 years old, MRO is 15. If MRO packed up the bandwidth would be seriously limited. I think there may be another satellite out there that might be able to act as a relay, but MRO is the big one with a massive great dish.
  • Load_2.0 19 Feb 2021 18:46:07 32,641 posts
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    First colour pic.

    https://twitter.com/NBCNews/status/1362832074546302981?s=19

    Edited by Load_2.0 at 18:50:15 19-02-2021
  • StarchildHypocrethes 22 Feb 2021 19:16:28 33,613 posts
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    That landing footage is awesome.
  • MrWorf 22 Feb 2021 19:44:49 64,082 posts
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    Landing footage starts 11 mins in. WOW!
  • Fake_Blood 22 Feb 2021 19:45:42 10,812 posts
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    Sound from Mars was disappointing, but in hindsight, don’t know what I was expecting besides wind.
  • Fake_Blood 22 Feb 2021 20:40:48 10,812 posts
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    Raw images can be found here, apparently there's a message from JPL encoded in the parachute pattern if anyone is incredibly bored.

    https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/multimedia/raw-images/
  • JoelStinty 22 Feb 2021 21:27:30 9,274 posts
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    The landing footage may be the coolest thing I have ever watched. Incredible stuff.
  • MrWorf 22 Feb 2021 21:48:41 64,082 posts
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    4k video of landing o_O
  • StarchildHypocrethes 22 Feb 2021 21:56:22 33,613 posts
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    Ok, that is even cooler...
  • sport 22 Feb 2021 22:13:09 16,679 posts
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    Fake_Blood wrote:
    Sound from Mars was disappointing, but in hindsight, don’t know what I was expecting besides wind.
    You didn't hear...

    ... it?
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