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12-12-12 05:11 PM - Post#1492085    





http://gizmodo.com/5968007/north-korea-s atellite-o...

After failing miserably on numerous occasions, North Korea has finally put a satellite in orbit. But according to US officials, it is now "tumbling out of control." This is bad news, and more bad news, covered in a double layer of extra bad news.
NORAD detected the launch yesterday at 7:49pm Eastern Time. The rocket passed over Japan on its way to orbit. Its first stage splashed down into the Yellow Sea, while the second one fell on the Philippine Sea. Soon after that, the United States and most countries with space tracking capabilities confirmed the launch success: whatever it was carrying, it reached orbit. According to Kim Jong-Un's regime, it's a "weather satellite" on a polar orbit, going in the same direction as an Earth meridian.

Except it's really going any which way: talking to NBC News, US Officials are saying that the "space object" is tumbling out of control.

Why it is bad news for everyone
The most obvious bad news is that this is quite dangerous, as this object has now become a collision risk to other satellites.

The first collision between two satellites happened in 2009, when an American 1,235-pound Iridium communications satellite—launched in 1997—collided with a dead 1-ton Russian satellite launched in 1993. At the time, NASA blamed the Russians.

The collision wasn't only bad for the functioning Iridium, but also to everyone else. Space is a big place, but it's full of trash. And like that accident proved, collisions happen.

We can track small pieces of debris, but space crashes generate particles that we can't monitor. The thousands of objects that may result from such an accident put other satellites, spaceships and the lives of astronauts at risk.

The other bad news is that, while nobody really knows if this is a satellite or not, all countries are assuming it has been an attempt to disguise the test of a three-stage intercontinental ballistic missile. One that can easily reach the United States or Russia. And it worked.

The only bit of good news is that the lack of precision that probably led to a spinning satellite is proof of North Koreans' ineptitude when it comes to design and control these long-range weapons. Putting an ICBM in space is not all you need to, say, drop a couple of nuclear warheads over Los Angeles. You need precision guiding systems for that, something that Kim Jong-Un's boffins don't seem to have mastered quite yet.

But then again, a nuclear warhead falling anywhere will definitely be very bad news anyway, no matter how precise it is.
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12-12-12 05:36 PM - Post#1492093    


    In response to Cotton

I cannot stop staring/laughing at that GIF.
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12-12-12 05:38 PM - Post#1492094    


    In response to Cotton

That whole country would be dust in about five seconds if they were an actual threat.

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12-12-12 05:43 PM - Post#1492099    


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Read Escape from Camp 14 if you want to see how freaking nuts that country is.
 
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12-12-12 06:38 PM - Post#1492109    


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Don't make fun of the world's most handsome man.
 
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12-12-12 07:25 PM - Post#1492121    


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Yeah, it's so terrible that a country wants to use space. I mean, it's part of the USA, right? Rofl

Btw, does anyone believe it's out of control? It seems to me to be nothing more than American propaganda to get fools on board with another war.
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Edited by Tim- on 12-12-12 07:26 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.
 
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12-12-12 07:31 PM - Post#1492127    


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Chumlee is a great ruler. Don't mock him.
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12-13-12 06:49 AM - Post#1492205    


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  • Tim- Said:
It seems to me to be nothing more than American propaganda to get fools on board with another war.



You really think the US wants to go to war with N. Korea? No way. N. Korea is a dilemma for the US. To go to war against N. Korea would risk the escalation into a war with China. We're talking regional war if not a potential world war. I don't think the US can afford that and I hate to say we may not be in good shape to fight that war right now. Not to mention what would Russia do if if war broke out between China and the US?

I think what they want is for China to control N. Korea before things get that bad or hope (if war does break out) for a limited N. Korea vs S. Korea conflict that was instigated by N. Korea so they would hope that China would not intervene.




 
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12-13-12 07:22 AM - Post#1492211    


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Dangerous country as they showing with this way as they are very smart but also dangerous country possible to other countries if they start fuck em with North-Korea.
I wouldnt want to be a North-Koreas hater.
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12-13-12 09:12 AM - Post#1492218    


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  • PuckRogue Said:
That whole country would be dust in about five seconds if they were an actual threat.

-PR



They are a threat in this case by their ineptness IMO. They have some piece of shit flying around up there in the same area as our satellites. That is a problem IMO. Whatever that thing is (attempted weapon IMO) poses more of a threat due to it being out of control and possibly crashing into our stuff.
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12-13-12 09:31 AM - Post#1492224    


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  • Gill Said:
Chumlee is a great ruler. Don't mock him.



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12-13-12 09:39 AM - Post#1492225    


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My favorite story of his is that he claims to have made 11 hole-in-ones the very first time he played a round of golf, on the way to shooting something like 34 under par.

He and Chuck Norris should hang out.


 
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12-13-12 10:11 AM - Post#1492231    


    In response to Big Gibby Tex

My hope is we sent this thing up:

http://www.wtsp.com/news/topstories/artic le/286637...

So we could have someone attach boosters to it and send it out into fucking deep space. Fuck NK!
"No man in the wrong can stand up against a fellow that's in the right an keeps on a-comin."
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12-13-12 12:16 PM - Post#1492244    


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Gibby-

The golf story is greatness. Now I know I have something in common with the Dear Leader, but I only had 10 holes in one, my first time out.
 
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