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by RockDoctor
Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5171
Views: 636099

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Cody wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:46 pm
Isn't it the one with a medical hologram providing comic relief?
<grins> If the medical hologram provided comic relief, what the hell did the holodeck provide?
Something to wipe the tears away?
by RockDoctor
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5171
Views: 636099

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

OK, another list of five: five SF books, TV shows, or films where the main driver of the plot is that the character(s) is/are lost, and are striving to find their way home (or, possibly, to reach some other destination). Well there is the whole of Star Trek 3 - the one with a woman in Kirk's chair,...
by RockDoctor
Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Oolite Darwin Awards
Replies: 266
Views: 105800

Re: Oolite Darwin Awards

Maybe this would have been the right place to post this "Oooops" http://aegidian.org/bb/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=20106#p266566 Posted: 2019-02-28T01:33:04+00:00 Slight technical error of forgetting to pause the game, going to make and eat supper, brew some coffee, catch up on the insanities of Twitter on...
by RockDoctor
Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Graphics settings in Oolite on Linux
Replies: 3
Views: 1962

Re: Graphics settings in Oolite on Linux

Cody wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:10 pm
Welcome aboard - if that don't work, come back to us and we'll see what we can do!
And if it does work, come back and tell us so we're not left wondering.
by RockDoctor
Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Oooops ... how far can I go?
Replies: 8
Views: 2988

Oooops ... how far can I go?

Slight technical error of forgetting to pause the game, going to make and eat supper, brew some coffee, catch up on the insanities of Twitter on the phone, blah blah blah ... and for several hours of real time I've been torus-driving out of the system. I can't even recognise the star - I'm just havi...
by RockDoctor
Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Farewell Servalan
Replies: 5
Views: 2317

Re: Farewell Servalan

spud42 wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:51 am
R.I.P. Blakes 7 was and is still one of my favorite shows.
Just wondering if there is a Liberator in one of the shipyards?
by RockDoctor
Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Orbital Stations
Replies: 7
Views: 5492

Re: Orbital Stations

stranger wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:51 pm
So-called solar panels are really heat radiators in my version of game reality despite being declared as solar panels in shipdata.plist (heredity of original Thargoid's shipdata.plist).
Yeah, I was thinking things about attitude control while watching the data stream from the Hayabusa2 mission.
by RockDoctor
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Your docking window is open until 20190222:23:15:00, Commander
Replies: 11
Views: 1775

Re: Your docking window is open until 20190222:23:15:00, Commander

Should be getting back to using the high-gain antenna soon.
http://www.lizard-tail.com/isana/hayabu ... /hy2trj3d/
is showing spacecraft about 250m altitude (500m from barycentre).
by RockDoctor
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Your docking window is open until 20190222:23:15:00, Commander
Replies: 11
Views: 1775

Re: Your docking window is open until 20190222:23:15:00, Commander

Where is that bloody timeline ...

Found it.
http://www.hayabusa2.jaxa.jp/en/topics/ ... _Schedule/

Good luck getting through. Jaxa seem to be getting SSS = "Sweaty Server Syndrome"
by RockDoctor
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Your docking window is open until 20190222:23:15:00, Commander
Replies: 11
Views: 1775

Re: Your docking window is open until 20190222:23:15:00, Commander

Spacecraft has launched, re-oriented towards Earth, and data is flowing again.
返信先: @haya2e_jaxaさん

[TD1-L08E1] 2/22 at 7:48 JST. We have confirmed the spacecraft began to rise as planned. This was announced by the Project Manager and everyone clapped again.
by RockDoctor
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Your docking window is open until 20190222:23:15:00, Commander
Replies: 11
Views: 1775

Re: Your docking window is open until 20190222:23:15:00, Commander

RockDoctor wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:00 pm
According to the Youtube link I mentioned somewhere.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeMwAdquDYM
by RockDoctor
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Your docking window is open until 20190222:23:15:00, Commander
Replies: 11
Views: 1775

Re: Your docking window is open until 20190222:23:15:00, Commander

I don't know about the Box link (kludge!), but they've re-oriented the spacecraft to ground-parallel (which breaks the high-speed data link), moved down to the surface (at a speed that shows up in less-directional radio Doppler), and touched down. They're just assessing the data over whether to send...
by RockDoctor
Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Your docking window is open until 20190222:23:15:00, Commander
Replies: 11
Views: 1775

Re: Your docking window is open until 20190222:23:15:00, Commander

Would this version display the image? I've forgotten how to do this directly. https://app.box.com/file/408864973669 Caption : View of the descent of Hayabusa2 towards asteroid Ryugu. Spacecraft coming in from image left ; several trajectory gateways, go/no go decisions, spacecraft events shown as bo...
by RockDoctor
Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Your docking window is open until 20190222:23:15:00, Commander
Replies: 11
Views: 1775

Re: Your docking window is open until 20190222:23:15:00, Commander

There is a live track of the spacecraft orbit and descent to surface at http://www.lizard-tail.com/isana/hayabusa2/misc/hy2trj3d/ (mouse to adjust orientation through spacecraft ; zoom in/ out to see the asteroid, and the previous parts of the spacecraft track. Box Link Ducking and diving. EDIT : Us...
by RockDoctor
Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Orbital Stations
Replies: 7
Views: 5492

Re: Orbital Stations

Lunar orbital factory (I haven't read the rest of the thread, I was browsing for something else.) Lots of solar panels. Fine. Does the code keep them approximately normal to the station-sun line? Of not, you're going to get power-loss Klaxons going off all over the place. Also, the ISS has radiator...