Probe hours away from Saturn moon landing

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  1. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Barely over 12 hours away, and about 19 hours until data and pictures start (hopefully) coming back.

    From CNN:
     
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    I remember when they launched Cassini way back in '97 (had to look up the date). They were talking about sending probes to Titan in 7 years etc. That is a LONG time for one mission! Of course, Voyager beats the pants off it. :)
     
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    I'm really looking forward to the images, much more so than the ones we've had from Mars over the past year. This is unknown territory, and it should be quite an event. I just hope everything goes well.

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    Let's hope everyone is using the same system of weights and measures this time...

    I can't wait to see either, this kind of stuff is so cool. Much to be learned from this.
     
  5. stubeeef macrumors 68030

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    i like many will be up watching!

    have you heard the comet blaster is up and on the way, they predict the impact may be seen from the earth as a bright flash.

    link
     
  6. stubeeef macrumors 68030

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    signals coming through, should start receiving images around 10:30 EST.

    Should be VERY cool!
     
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    anyone got a link so i can learn more about this?
     
  8. stubeeef macrumors 68030

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    the webcast is to resume around 1500 GMT (10amEST) from esa control.

    Will be very exciting, it seems the probe is still transmitting, much longer I think than they had hoped for, much like the mars probes.

    Nasa coverage will continue with PRE-DATA TRANSMISSION COMMENTARY at 9:30 am EST (1430 GMT).

    Lot of fun!
     
  9. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    I hate it when my schedule doesn't fit these things....oh well, I'll be able to see it all later as usual and not have to wait for everything....:D

    This should be great!

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  10. stubeeef macrumors 68030

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    Well it seems that the first bits of data, 45 min or so in our time will be empty data packets and first probe data packets should arrive around 11am EST.
     
  11. stubeeef macrumors 68030

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    CNN will have probe coverage starting at 11:00 am.
     
  12. emw macrumors G4

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    I've got the NASA TV RealPlayer stream going here at work (I'm sure they love that). Can't wait to see some of the data coming in.
     
  13. stubeeef macrumors 68030

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    Ditto :) !

    I have CNN on my kitchen undercabnet LCD tv at the same time, don't want to miss any good pix.
     
  14. jsw thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Just got back from my daughter's ballet recital (well, she's four, so it was more like my daughter's "bunch of 4-year-olds paying attention to their parents"). Anyway, got NTV up, but don't hear much of anything. Murmurs.

    Is that what y'all are hearing (or not) as well, or is my newly downloaded Real Player 10 not set up correctly?
     
  15. stubeeef macrumors 68030

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    I have good video and lots of murmurs, I'm wondering if sumsing is wery wery vong!

    I hope NOT!
     
  16. jsw thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Watching for a while now... seems like audio is fine, just no one's talking to the camera.

    CNN report on now...
     
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    Not that they're showing them yet, but data is arriving!!!
     
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    SWEET!
     
  21. stubeeef macrumors 68030

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    4 hours of txmit instead of 3 min! Of course cassini only got part of that, it had to stop recv to turn and txmt
     
  22. jsw thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Well, last I saw, at least "an hour and a half". Still amazing! I mean, really, anything at all is simply stunning. I can't wait to see what was received. And who knows how much else we'd've gotten were it not for Cassini going out of receiving position....
     
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    What amazes me is that most people - of those who even may attention - will take this all for granted.

    The fact that we got a spacecraft to freaking Saturn, which in turn launched a probe, which in turn landed on a moon and sent back data, which in turn was relayed and sent back to us and received (amazing in and of itself) is lost on most.

    This is a truly stunning accomplishment.
     
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    After flying through space (not hospitable) for about 7 years.
     

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