Author Topic: Do you feel this is going too far?  (Read 786 times)

poithegepur

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Re: Do you feel this is going too far?
« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2018, 10:08:04 PM »
It would be nice if the proponents of these publicity stunts would at least recognize the potential negative impacts on amateur astronomy, AP and the pleasure of naked eye viewing of the night sky.

Scott Bentley

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Re: Do you feel this is going too far?
« Reply #16 on: January 23, 2018, 07:18:29 PM »
Think this was mentioned a couple of years back. The idea was you could book your own meteor display for some event. It then faded from mention until this. Maybe they have determined it is feasible.

Not sure how many meteor displays they can get from one satellite. Even if 50 a time then 1000 ball bearings means 20 displays. Also space has a bad habit of making things fail. If whatever trapdoor or ejection mechanism fails then nothing happens and someone is very annoyed.

Could depend if they can hitch a free ride on a rocket. If the unit is small then maybe they can. Also if small then they could make it reenter and burn up as a big one and not leave it to orbit as junk.

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Re: Do you feel this is going too far?
« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2018, 05:38:32 PM »
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Not too distant future will see hotels in orbit and who knows what after that.

Remember the movie, 2001 - A Space Odyssey? It predicted a space station in earth orbit, rotating to simulate gravity, with a passenger shuttle service (PanAm) and a hotel (Johnson Howard's).

Donnell Keown

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Re: Do you feel this is going too far?
« Reply #18 on: January 31, 2018, 06:19:51 AM »
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Has anyone considered, intentional or not,
that this is space weaponization research?
Testing satellites that release many projectiles at a specific time in a specific direction,
and calling it advertisement/entertainment could provide great cover for nefarious purposes.....


It is typically the other way around, and that some already weaponized concept is finally thought of by the commercial world. No doubt that stuff like this is already in the inventory, except it probably would not leave any burn up trails as that would be advertising that it has been deployed. So probably much more sneaky than what this proposal is doing.

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Re: Do you feel this is going too far?
« Reply #19 on: January 31, 2018, 01:10:21 PM »
I just wonder what it will lead to. What will they want to drop next just for fun? Who will regulate what can be dropped and where?

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Re: Do you feel this is going too far?
« Reply #20 on: February 04, 2018, 12:00:20 PM »
<p style="margin-left:40px"> NASA is both military and civilian. Many tons of garbage up there that eventually comes home, would be nice if there was a way to just use that stuff.

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Re: Do you feel this is going too far?
« Reply #21 on: February 09, 2018, 10:21:54 AM »
Years ago they used to build a big bonfire atop of Yosemite Falls and dump the burning embers over the side making a giant fire-like waterfall.

People finally came to their senses and stopped this practice. Let’s hope the same happens with the commercial exploitation of space.

Just because something can be done dose not mean that it should be done.

Bob