Satellite could plummet to Earth

Discussion in 'Politics & Current Events' started by YankBastard, Jan 26, 2008.

  1. YankBastard

    YankBastard Na Na Na Na NANANANAAA!

    Jun 18, 2005
    Estados Unidos
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    We're all gonna die! AAAAHHHH!!! :eek:

     
  2. MasterShake29

    MasterShake29 Member+

    Oct 28, 2001
    Jersey City, NJ
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Americans don't mind.

    That's why they support candidates who favor bigger federal government after all.
     
  3. ratdog

    ratdog Member+

    Mar 22, 2004
    In the doghouse
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    Chicago Red Stars
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    United States
    Damn, son, Evil Kneivel couldn't make that leap.
     
  4. Knave

    Knave Member+

    May 25, 1999
    Big boom! I want big BOOM!
     
  5. Barbara

    Barbara BigSoccer Supporter

    Apr 29, 2000
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Wouldn't it just burn up in re-entry?
     
  6. MasterShake29

    MasterShake29 Member+

    Oct 28, 2001
    Jersey City, NJ
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm not thinking that a vote for Mike Huckabee or John McCain or Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton means you want a spy satellite to come plummeting down to Earth.

    But the bigger government gets, the more f&#@-ups there will be. It's just a matter of which form it will take.
     
  7. spejic

    spejic Cautionary example

    Mar 1, 1999
    San Rafael, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Just today, the fuel pump in my car failed.

    DAMN YOU BIG GOVERNMENT!!!!!
     
  8. MasterShake29

    MasterShake29 Member+

    Oct 28, 2001
    Jersey City, NJ
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    New York Red Bulls
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    United States
    Excellent analogy, it's right on.

    Except for the little matter that there's 0% chance that your fuel pump will land on my, or anyone else's, house (assuming that it wouldn't burn up on re-entry).

    I hope we got our money's worth on the thing.
     
  9. Barbara

    Barbara BigSoccer Supporter

    Apr 29, 2000
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    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Right. It's much better that we never sent anything into space at all. That way there would be no opportunity for error.
     
  10. Barbara

    Barbara BigSoccer Supporter

    Apr 29, 2000
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    DC United
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    United States
    I'm guessing you weren't alive for Skylab.
     
  11. YankHibee

    YankHibee Member+

    Mar 28, 2005
    indianapolis
    It was a spy satellite right? I mean, this thing might have saved America by finding all those WMDs in Iraq.




    What?
     
  12. soccernutter

    soccernutter Moderator
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    Aug 22, 2001
    Don't drink beer but like cheese
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  13. soccernutter

    soccernutter Moderator
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    Aug 22, 2001
    Don't drink beer but like cheese
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    Tottenham Hotspur FC
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    Cause private industry is so perfect...
     
  14. royalstilton

    royalstilton New Member

    Aug 2, 2004
    SoCal
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    Liverpool FC
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    United States
    Astrophysicist, Yyvon Bengtrellpa predicts that the satellite will crash here:

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    The King will be inside the satellite...
     
  15. striker

    striker Member+

    Aug 4, 1999
    I wonder what you would say when the next commercial satellite crashes down.
     
  16. saosebastiao

    saosebastiao New Member

    May 22, 2005
    Don't be silly...Matt is just using the Superdave model of finding absolutely ridiculous facts to support hairbrained blanket statements. He learned from the best there is, really.
     
  17. MasterShake29

    MasterShake29 Member+

    Oct 28, 2001
    Jersey City, NJ
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What have we gained by shooting this thing into space?

    Nope.

    No, private industry is not perfect of course. But at least if one of their satellites crashes down and does some damage, they can be held responsible without it costing me anything.
     
  18. ratdog

    ratdog Member+

    Mar 22, 2004
    In the doghouse
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    Chicago Red Stars
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    United States
    Except that it could fail on the highway, causing spejic's car to slow unexpectedly which makes other drivers swerve to avoid him thus causing the 36 deaths in the resulting 42 car pile-up that we could easily have avoided simply by disbanding our democracy and reverting back to the lawless anarchic chaos of such Golden Ages as 5th through 10th century Europe.
     
  19. saosebastiao

    saosebastiao New Member

    May 22, 2005
    Jesus...and you think I jump to conclusions with poor data....:rolleyes:
     
  20. bigredfutbol

    bigredfutbol Moderator
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    Sep 5, 2000
    Woodbridge, VA
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    DC United
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    United States
    Clearly, you're all a bunch of racists.
     
  21. Ismitje

    Ismitje Super Moderator

    Dec 30, 2000
    The Palouse
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    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well, the quintet of legally binding treaties which govern space law includes one - the Convention on International Liability for Damage Caused by Space Objects - which applies here. The US was one of the principle authors of the convention, and ratified it long ago. It holds the launching states and its partners liable for all damage caused by objects, and makes the nation in which an object is launched liable - even if the nation itself was not involved in building, planning, or research related to the object.

    Regarding private citizens, they have to file a claim via their government as the procedures laid out in the Liability Convention provide for state-to-state claims only. No provision is made for individuals within a launching state to mae a claim via the convention, though domestic remedies would be possible.

    Regarding privately owned satellites, the rules regarding liability for a launching state still apply.

    Liability Convention here (below the GA Resolution which produced it - it isn't too long a read) and UNOOSA is here.

    (sorry for the digression into Space Law - I talked about this in class last week before the satellite coming down was announced, so it is all pretty fresh in my mind!)
     
  22. ratdog

    ratdog Member+

    Mar 22, 2004
    In the doghouse
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    Chicago Red Stars
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    United States
    What? It's not like this is a serious discussion or anything. At least, Mr. Burlew isn't treating it that way so I feel no compulsion to do so either.
     
  23. bostonsoccermdl

    bostonsoccermdl Moderator
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    Apr 3, 2002
    Denver, CO
    Someone get Ben Affleck and Bruce Willis on the horn...
     
  24. CrewDust

    CrewDust Member

    May 6, 1999
    Columbus, Ohio
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Is Taco Bell going to put a target out for this one too? They did for the re-entry of the MIR.
     
  25. The Gribbler

    The Gribbler Member

    Jul 14, 1999
    Cedar Hill, Texas
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

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