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ghost640
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 12:16 pm    Post subject: Satellite collisions Reply with quote

I hate when this happens...

Iridium and Russian satellites collide
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LucidOndine
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fortunately the working US satellite involved mostly voice data and not precious time information that our beloved GPS receivers use! Very Happy
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speedysk1
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LucidOndine wrote:
Fortunately the working US satellite involved mostly voice data and not precious time information that our beloved GPS receivers use! Very Happy


How do we know it wasn't one of our GPS satellites. As if the government would tell us that. Maybe all the satellites collided all at once? We were having reception problems last night at WNC. I smell a conspiracy. Wink
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AerosmithPA
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good, I needed a fresh excuse for dnf's.
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ghost640
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AerosmithPA wrote:
Good, I needed a fresh excuse for dnf's.


Yes, this explains a lot...
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spinowner
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wish I knew where on the web I saw this, but there is a place that shows the orbits of all publicly known satellites. GPS satellites are not in low orbit as were the two that collided, so unfortunately that DNF excuse won't hold up in court.
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LucidOndine
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

spinowner wrote:
GPS satellites are not in low orbit as were the two that collided...
Tell that to Magellan! Cool
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spinowner
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's the link I was referring to above. Click on a dot.
http://science.nasa.gov/Realtime/jtrack/3d/JTrack3d.html
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Dances With Beehives
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Here's the link I was referring to above. Click on a dot.
http://science.nasa.gov/Realtime/jtrack/3d/JTrack3d.html


Wow! Nice link! I didn't know there were so many up there.
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ghost640
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 7:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

spinowner wrote:
Here's the link I was referring to above. Click on a dot.
http://science.nasa.gov/Realtime/jtrack/3d/JTrack3d.html


That is a very cool site. It makes me wonder - if GPSr can forecast the best hunting and fishing times, why can't they predict good geocaching times?

"The satellites will be in optimal geocaching alignment between 2 and 4 this afternoon, leave work then."
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joboo
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ghost640 wrote:
spinowner wrote:
Here's the link I was referring to above. Click on a dot.
http://science.nasa.gov/Realtime/jtrack/3d/JTrack3d.html


That is a very cool site. It makes me wonder - if GPSr can forecast the best hunting and fishing times, why can't they predict good geocaching times?

"The satellites will be in optimal geocaching alignment between 2 and 4 this afternoon, leave work then."
yeah, Ghost that one won't fly with my boss. lol well, if you are willing 2 sign my excuse it might b fine, but we'd have 2 come up with a better reason than caching. now, now... i feel that caching is a great reason 2 dump work too, but i don't think my place of employment thinks so. Rolling Eyes Peace
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Arcticabn
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Think broader.

I think I'm caching a cold. (Winter excuse)
I think I'm caching a fever. (Summer excuse)

We can predict the best time to go caching. Look at your watch. See the time. It is the best time. Very Happy
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