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A job for Dave
« on: February 15, 2014, 08:12:25 PM »
NASA has forgotten how to communicate with their ICE satellite... and it seems we have one or two Daves here who could help them :biggrin:

ICE is returning to Earth
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When it comes back to Earth, it would be possible to recapture it into a halo orbit (that is, an orbit at the L1 point). But to do that, we'll have to reestablish regular communications with, and control of, the spacecraft.
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A big question is whether we even still know how to communicate with the spacecraft. It was built in the 1970s, at the same time as the Voyagers. But we've been in continuous communication with the Voyagers since their launch; the same isn't true of ICE. So the first step is for a team at Goddard Space Flight Center to research that question. Can we figure out how to talk to ICE? What will those communications cost?

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Re: A job for Dave
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2014, 12:46:01 AM »
Hi,

   Nice find.  Someone apparently forgot about planned
obsolescence.

Thanks,

Steve N.

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Re: A job for Dave
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2014, 04:26:14 AM »
Jochen,

that's a similar scenario like in the movie Space Cowboys.

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Re: A job for Dave
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2014, 04:56:59 AM »
"the ripe stuff!"

Dave.

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Re: A job for Dave
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2014, 05:01:34 AM »
that's a similar scenario like in the movie Space Cowboys.

Indeed :biggrin:
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IKON, an obsolete Soviet communications satellite is about to fall out of orbit, and NASA is instructed, for political reasons, to capture it, rather than allow it to crash. The on board systems respond, but are so archaic that nobody at NASA understands them.

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Re: A job for Dave
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2014, 06:57:03 AM »
you can bet it's well documented..... someplace   :lol:

every little black box on every piece of gov't equipment has a mountain of documentation to go with it
i can't imagine how they find room for all of it

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Re: A job for Dave
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2014, 11:36:23 AM »
Dave,

you can bet it's well documented..... someplace   :lol:

somewhere, that's the trick.

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Re: A job for Dave
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2014, 09:43:45 AM »
warehouse 13


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Re: A job for Dave
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2014, 10:32:51 PM »
Dave,

warehouse 13

sounds more like Fact or Faked.

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Re: A job for Dave
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2014, 08:57:36 PM »
i have a 10' x 10' shed
hell - i can't find anything in there - lol

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Re: A job for Dave
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2014, 10:19:16 PM »
i have a 10' x 10' shed
hell - i can't find anything in there - lol

so, it's a fake.  :lol:

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Re: A job for Dave
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2014, 11:08:51 PM »
not sure about "fake"
but, it doesn't exist if i choose not to open the doors   :lol:

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Re: A job for Dave
« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2014, 11:24:38 PM »
Dave,

not sure about "fake"
but, it doesn't exist if i choose not to open the doors   :lol:

so, here is my proposal: Ask Saul Rubinek.
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Saul Rubinek as Artie Nielsen is the Special Agent in Charge at Warehouse 13. A former cryptographer and codebreaker for the NSA, he has spent over 30 years at the Warehouse and is very knowledgeable about artifacts, both in the Warehouse and out in the world. That sounds reasonable.
:lol:

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Re: A job for Dave
« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2014, 05:04:43 AM »
watched a few episodes of that show on netflix
it's not bad - a little humor, which i like
and Joanne Kelly is cute   :P
i remember her from the Jack Hunter movies

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Re: A job for Dave
« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2014, 06:28:37 AM »
Hi Dave,

and Joanne Kelly is cute   :P
i remember her from the Jack Hunter movies

do you mean this Joanne Kelly? I've never seen one of the Jack Hunter movies.

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