Thursday, 13 July 2017
well peep's, it's just about that time, when i go, on my own solo journey, but don't worry, i'll always be with you in, "spirit", so i hope you, enjoyed all the track's, as much, as me as, standardz, hahahahahahahahahaha, :) #edio
did you know that there are orbiting clouds of, "debris", More than 500,000 pieces of debris, or so called space junk, are tracked as they orbit the Earth. They all travel at speeds, up to 17,500 mph, fast enough for a relatively small piece of orbital debris, to damage a satellite or a spacecraft. Space debris encompasses both natural (meteoroid) and artificial (man-made) particles. Meteoroids are in orbit about the sun, while most artificial debris is in orbit about the Earth. Hence, the latter is more commonly referred to as orbital debris. Orbital debris is any man-made object in orbit about the Earth which no longer serves a useful function. Such debris includes nonfunctional spacecraft, abandoned launch vehicle stages, mission-related debris and fragmentation debris. There are more than 20,000 pieces of debris larger than a softball orbiting the Earth. They travel at speeds up to 17,500 mph, fast enough for a relatively small piece of orbital debris to damage a satellite or a spacecraft. There are 500,000 pieces of debris the size of a marble or larger. There are many millions of pieces of debris that are so small they can’t be tracked.Even tiny paint flecks can damage a spacecraft when travelling, at these velocities. In fact a number of space shuttle windows have been replaced because of damage caused by material that was analysed and shown to be paint flecks.With so much orbital debris, there have been surprisingly few disastrous collisions. In 1996, a French satellite was hit and damaged by debris from a French rocket that had exploded a decade earlier .(energy weapon test),
On Feb. 10, 2009, a defunct Russian satellite collided with and destroyed a functioning U.S. Iridium commercial satellite. The collision added more than 2,000 pieces of trackable debris to the inventory of space junk.
proof of concept test, (anti satellite manoeuvre, with defunct satellites)
China's 2007 anti-satellite test, which used a missile to destroy an old weather satellite, added more than 3,000 pieces to the debris problem.
proof of concept test, (anti satellite test)
The Department of Defence maintains a highly accurate satellite catalogue on objects in Earth orbit that are larger than a softball.
NASA and the DoD cooperate and share responsibilities for characterising the satellite (including orbital debris) environment. DoD’s Space Surveillance Network tracks discrete objects as small as 2 inches (5 centimetres) in diameter in low Earth orbit and about 1 yard (1 meter) in geosynchronous orbit. Currently, about 15,000 officially catalogued objects are still in orbit. The total number of tracked objects exceeds 21,000. Using special ground-based sensors and inspections of returned satellite surfaces, NASA statistically determines the extent of the population for objects less than 4 inches (10 centimetres) in diameter.
Collision risks are divided into three categories depending upon size of threat. For objects 4 inches (10 centimetres) and larger, conjunction assessments and collision avoidance manoeuvres are effective in countering objects which can be tracked by the Space Surveillance Network. Objects smaller than this usually are too small to track and too large to shield against. Debris shields can be effective in withstanding impacts of particles smaller than half an inch (1 centimetre).
Planning for and Reacting to Debris
NASA has a set of long-standing guidelines that are used to assess whether the threat of such a close pass is sufficient to warrant evasive action or other precautions to ensure the safety of the crew.
These guidelines essentially draw an imaginary box, known as the pizza box because of its flat, rectangular shape, around the space vehicle. This box is about a mile deep by 30 miles across by 30 miles long (1.5 x 50 x 50 kilometres), with the vehicle in the centre. When predictions indicate that the debris will pass close enough for concern and the quality of the tracking data is deemed sufficiently accurate, Mission Control centres in Houston and Moscow work together to develop a prudent course of action.
Sometimes these encounters are known well in advance and there is time to move the station slightly, known as a debris avoidance manoeuvre to keep the debris outside of the box. Other times, the tracking data isn’t precise enough to warrant such a manoeuvre or the close pass isn’t identified in time to make the manoeuvre. In those cases, the control centres may agree that the best course of action is to move the crew into the Soyuz spacecraft that are used to transport humans to and from the station. This allows enough time to isolate those spaceships from the station by closing hatches in the event of a damaging collision. The crew would be able to leave the station if the collision caused a loss of pressure in the life-supporting module or damaged critical components. The Soyuz act as lifeboats for crew members in the event of an emergency.
Mission Control also has the option of taking additional precautions, such as closing hatches between some of the station’s modules, if the likelihood of a collision is great enough.
Manoeuvring Spacecraft to Avoid Orbital Debris
NASA has a set of long-standing guidelines that are used to assess whether the threat of a close approach of orbital debris to a spacecraft is sufficient to warrant evasive action or precautions to ensure the safety of the crew.
Debris avoidance manoeuvres are planned when the probability of collision from a conjunction reaches limits set in the space shuttle and space station flight rules. If the probability of collision is greater than 1 in 100,000, a manoeuvre will be conducted if it will not result in significant impact to mission objectives. If it is greater than 1 in 10,000, a manoeuvre will be conducted unless it will result in additional risk to the crew.
Debris avoidance manoeuvres are usually small and occur from one to several hours before the time of the conjunction. Debris avoidance manoeuvres with the shuttle can be planned and executed in a matter of hours. Such manoeuvres with the space station require about 30 hours to plan and execute mainly due to the need to use the station’s Russian thrusters, or the propulsion systems on one of the docked Russian or European spacecraft.
Several collision avoidance manoeuvres, with the shuttle and the station have been conducted during the past 10 years.
NASA implemented the conjunction assessment and collision avoidance process for human spaceflight beginning with shuttle mission STS-26 in 1988. Before launch of the first element of the International Space Station in 1998, NASA and DoD jointly developed and implemented a more sophisticated and higher fidelity conjunction assessment process for human spaceflight missions.
In 2005, NASA implemented a similar process for selected robotic assets such as the Earth Observation System satellites in low Earth orbit and Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System in geosynchronous orbit.
In 2007, NASA extended the conjunction assessment process to all NASA manoeuvrable satellites within low Earth orbit and within 124 miles (200 milometers) of geosynchronous orbit.
DoD’s Joint Space Operations Center (JSpOC) is responsible for performing conjunction assessments for all designated NASA space assets in accordance with an established schedule (every eight hours for human spaceflight vehicles and daily Monday through Friday for robotic vehicles). JSpOC notifies NASA (Johnson Space Center for human spaceflight and Goddard Space Flight Center for robotic missions) of conjunctions which meet established criteria. the following are active satellites
|Total number of operating satellites: 1,459|
|United States: 593||Russia: 135||China: 192||Other: 539|
|LEO: 803||MEO: 96||Elliptical: 38||GEO: 522|
|Total number of US satellites: 593|
|Civil: 10||Commercial: 297||Government: 136||Military: 150|
you know, all these track's i post are, "our soundtrack", to our lives as, standardz, hahahaha, :) #edio
you know, i can't do uncomfortable silences, "we talk back", and break the awkwardness as, standardz, hahahahahaha, :) #edio
you know life is a, "trip", but its the journey that matters not the destination, the harder the journey, the more worthwhile, the destination as, standardz, hahahahahaha, :) #edio
time to pick up the beat like it was, "portage", (the action of carrying or transporting something),and make mad dash for the pinicle as, standardz, hahahahahha, :) #edio
well peep's, i just had a good look, and nom, nom, nom, no it's not a, "stutter", it just look's, that good as, standardz, hahahahahahahahahaha, :) #edio
sometimes you have to go with, "the flow", unless it's uphill, in which case, it's probably a better idea, to get out of the water, and walk as, standardz, hahahahahaha, :) #edio
you know there are certain, "predictions", that can be made, by looking into the past, time is cyclical, what goes around, comes around, the human species has had many, e.l.e's, (extinction level event's), either gets almost wiped out, by a un-natural catastrophe, (man made), or a natural one, asteroid, flood, earthquakes, big freezes, droughts, or we get harvested, for slaves or worse food, be forced to join their rank's, to replenish their losses, or if we are really lucky, we get to live in near enough, total isolation as most people, would be gone, well at least there would be plenty, to go around, can you imagine what you would do, if you were the last person, on the planet?, i'd probably go get an aircraft carrier, and just fill it full of all the good stuff, national treasures and all the wisdom, i could cram in and then stash it goonies style as, standardz, hahahahahahahaha, :) #edio
what do you know of your past?, do you know about the, "anunnakis", (Anunna, Anunnaku, Anunnaki, a group of gods), The term Anunna indicates a group of gods in the Mesopotamian pantheon. Later on, it is sometimes used to describe the underworld gods (as opposed to the gods of heaven, the Igigi). Functions A recent and comprehensive study of the term Anunna is still lacking; such a study is made more difficult by the term having slightly different meanings in different time periods. In the Sumerian textual corpus, Anunna (Akkadian: Anunnaki, Anunnaku) describes the highest gods in the Mesopotamian pantheon, but it can also be used to indicate the pantheon of a particular city or city-state, such as the Anunna of Eridu or the Anunna of Lagaš (Falkenstein 1965, see also Katz 2003: 403). It is not clear how many gods and which particular gods this term includes; one text speaks of the 'fifty Anunna of Eridu' (Falkenstein 1965: 130; Edzard 1965: 42). One of the main functions of the Anunna gods was to decide the fates (Falkenstein 1965: 131), as attested, for example, in the Sumerian myth Enki and the World Order (ETCSL 1.1.3, l. 207). However, already in the Sumerian sources the Anunna are sometimes associated with the netherworld, as evidenced in the myth Inana's Descent into the Netherworld (ETCSL 1.4.1, line 167), where the Anunna, the seven judges, pass judgement over Inana's trespassing into the netherworld. The suggestion that in the Sumerian textual corpus, Anunna are only mentioned in literary texts and that there is no evidence for their worship (Falkenstein 1965) will have to be reconsidered in light of new textual evidence from the Ur III period, in which it appears that offerings were made to Anunna (Anunna on CDLI). However, as there are only three attestations from administrative texts, the evidence is still rather meagre. The meaning of the term Anunna changed after the Old Babylonian period, when it was used to describe the gods of the netherworld, in opposition to the term Igigi (Black and Green 1998: 34). In some cases, Igigi seems to have the same meaning that Anunna had in Sumerian texts (Kienast 1965: 143). The so-called Babylonian Creation Story, Enūma eliš TT (Tablet VI, lines 39-44), narrates how Marduk assigned 300 Anunna gods for duty in the heavens, and the same number for duty in the netherworld, giving a total of 600 Anunna gods (Foster 2005: 470). It appears that there was some confusion surrounding this terms already in antiquity (Kienast 1965: 144). In the Poem of Erra (e.g., Tablets I, lines 62-63; II, lines 8-9; V, line 3, see Foster 2005: 880-911), the Igigi are clearly separated from the Anunna. The Anunnaku are sometimes invoked in curse formulas and also appear in incantations, but are overwhelmingly attested in literary and mythological texts. In the Epic of Gilgameš, the phrase judge of the Anunnaki, is mentioned as a title of Gilgameš (Tablet VIII, line 210, unfortunately in broken context, see George 2003: 663, 861-2). This is possibly a reference to Gilgameš's function, as a judge in the netherworld. Divine Genealogy and Syncretisms Because this term encompasses the major deities of the Mesopotamian pantheon, the genealogical relationships were different than those of the individual deities that are part of the Anunna. An is sometimes mentioned as the father of the Anunna, and some texts indicate that the relationship between the Anunna was brotherly/sisterly (Falkenstein 1965: 129-30). Cult Place(s) Currently, we have no knowledge of a sanctuary dedicated to the Anunna gods, presumably because all the Anunna gods had their individual temples in various cities across Mesopotamia. Time Periods Attested The term Anunna first appears in the Post-Akkadian period, namely in some Gudea inscriptions, and in a few Ur III texts. In its Akkadian forms Anunnaku and Anunnaki continue to occur until the Seleucid period (see the link to Anunnaku in CAMS below). Iconography There are no known depictions of Anunna or Anunnaku, only of individual deities. Name and Spellings There has been some discussion as to the meaning of the name Anunna (see Falkenstein 1965: 128-30). The most likely suggestions translate the term as something like "Those of princely seed," (Falkenstein 1965: 129; Edzard 1965: 42).Written forms:Sumerian: da-nun, da-nun-na, da-nun-na-ke4-ne, da-nun-ke4-neAkkadian: da-nun-na-ki, e-nun-na-ki, e-nu-uk-ki, de-nu-uk-ki; logographic: dA.NUN, dA.NUN.NA, dA.NUN.NA.KE.E.NE; cryptographic: dgéš-u (also see Kienast 1965: 142-43).Normalized forms:Anuna(k), Anunna, Anunnaki, Anunnaku, Anunnakkuthe Sumerian deities of the old primordial line; they are chthonic deities of fertility, associated eventually with the underworld, where they became judges. They take their name from the old sky god An (Anu). By her consort Anu, Ki gave birth to the Anunnaki, the most prominent of these deities being Enlil, god of the air. According to legends, heaven and earth were once inseparable until Enlil was born; Enlil cleaved heaven and earth in two. Anu carried away heaven. Ki, in company with Enlil, took the earth, three separate alien races, one dominion of the air, one dominion of the land, and other dominion of the sea, The Anunnaki are chiefly mentioned in literary texts and very little evidence to support the existence of any cult of them has yet been unearthed This is likely due to the fact that each member of the Anunnaki had his or her own individual cult, separate from the others The earliest known usages of the term Anunnaki come from inscriptions written during the reign of Gudea and the Third Dynasty of Ur. In the earliest texts, the term is applied to the most powerful and important deities in the Sumerian pantheon: the descendants of the sky-god Anu The Anunnaki are usually only referred to as a cohesive group in literary texts and very little evidence has been uncovered to support the existence of any cult dedicated to them as a group. It is difficult to determine which specific deities were members of the Anunnaki since no complete list of all their names has survived. Furthermore, the precise number and function of the Anunnaki is often described inconsistently. Originally, they appear to have been heavenly deities with immense powers. One text mentions as many as fifty Anunnaki associated with the city of Eridu. In Inanna's Descent into the Netherworld, however, there are only seven Anunnaki, who reside in the Underworld and serve as judges. Inanna stands trial before them; they deem her guilty of hubris and condemn her to death Relationship to the Igigi Their relation to the group of gods known as the Igigi is unclear. On some occasions, the names appear to be used synonymously, but in other writings, such as The Poem of Erra, there is a clear distinction between the two. In the Atra-Hasis flood myth, the Igigi are the sixth generation of the gods who are forced to perform labor for the Anunnaki. After forty days, the Igigi rebel and the god Enki, one of the Anunnaki, creates humans to replace them as slaves, lgigu or Igigi is a term introduced in the Old Babylonian Period as a name for the (ten) 'great gods'. While it sometimes kept that sense in later periods, from Middle Assyrian and Babylonian times on it is generally used to refer to the gods of heaven collectively, just as the term Anunnakku (Anuna) was later used to refer to the gods of the underworld. In the Epic of Creation, it is said that there are 300 lgigu of heaven. Akkadian Later Akkadian texts follow the same portrayal of the Anunnaki from Inanna's Descent into the Netherworld, depicting them as chthonic Underworld deities. They are mentioned in the Akkadian Epic of Gilgamesh when Utnapishtim tells the story of the flood. Here they are described as seven judges of the Underworld, who set the land aflame as the storm is approaching. Babylonian The Anunnaki appear in the Babylonian creation myth, Enuma Elish. In the late version magnifying Marduk, after the creation of mankind, Marduk divides the Anunnaki and assigns them to their proper stations, three hundred in heaven, three hundred on the earth. In gratitude, the Anunnaki, the "Great Gods", built Esagila, the splendid: "They raised high the head of Esagila equaling Apsu. Having built a stage-tower as high as Apsu, they set up in it an abode for Marduk, Enlil, (and) Ea." When that was finished they built their own shrines. According to later Assyrian and Babylonian myth, the Anunnaki were the children of Anu and Ki, brother and sister gods, themselves the children of Anshar and Kishar (Skypivot and Earthpivot, the Celestial poles), who in turn were the children of Lahamu and Lahmu ("the muddy ones"), names given to the gatekeepers of the Abzu (House of Far Waters) temple at Eridu, the site at which the creation was thought to have occurred. Finally, Lahamu and Lahmu were the children of Tiamat (Goddess of the Ocean) and Abzu (God of Fresh Water), human beings didn't originate on earth, we were brought here to mine monoatomic gold,, it's time to wake up, and smell the coffee, and cast away, your yoke of mental, and physical slavery as, standardz, hahahahahaha, :) #edio (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOA5KVM0wCU), (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYa_wH2SPGk)
you know, i sit and stare out of the window, of this room like a, "Sylarium", (solarium, a room fitted, with extensive areas of glass, to admit sunlight), and look at the sky, like all the great thinkers, even Einstein did it, to escape the mundane, of his daily surroundings, except when i look at the sky, i see billions of white balls of light, just swirling around, never touching,all going in every direction, and i don't mean eye floaters, these are different, for a starters they don't appear anywhere else in mass other than the sky as, standardz, hahahahahaha, :) #edio
you know, sometimes the thing's i post, may sound a little, "abscon" (Abstract existing in thought, or as an idea, but not having a physical or concrete existence.), or even a little abstruse, (difficult to understand; obscure), but all it takes is a keyword search, and you will be on your way, to full and complete, comprehension in no time at all as, standardz, hahahahahahaha, :) #edio
when they ask, Just what is it, that you want to do?, all we require, is satisfaction, we want our, "freedom", 'cos we wanna be free, to do what we wanna do!, And we wanna get loaded, and we wanna have, a real good time!!, And that's what we're gonna do, (away baby, let's go), We're gonna have a good time, we're gonna have a party, a peep's party as, standardz, hahahahahaha, :) #edio
assuming the conditions stay, "Euménide", (favourable), we should clear the summit, by midnight as, standardz, hahahahahaha, :) #edio
well peep's, it's one step closer to, "groove night", (Friday), and the build up, to the league, so if you would like, some of the glory and fame, for your home town, or even country name, simply interact with any of my posts on, #edio, https://www.facebook.com/ruffneckbase/, or #edio.2 https://www.facebook.com/ruffneckbass01/, or even Edio old school, trance and progressive, https://www.facebook.com/ediorocksdealwithit/, (i know, it need's a re-branding, lol), and league results and winners, will be announced at Sunday midnight - Monday 4 am-ish, may the odd's be ever in your favour as, standardz, hahahahaha, :) #edio
well you know, you should be, "andromeda", (be mindful of a man, from the Greek element ανηρ (aner) man (genitive ανδρος) combined with μεδομαι (medomai) to be mindful of), In Greek mythology, Andromeda was the daughter of Cepheus and Cassiopeia, king and queen of the North African kingdom of Aethiopia), they will treat you like the king, her father, he was willing to sacrifice, his own flesh and blood, to save his own skin, to Her mother Cassiopeia boasted that her daughter was more beautiful than the Nereids, the nymph-daughters of the sea god Nereus and often seen accompanying Poseidon. To punish the queen for her arrogance, Poseidon, brother to Zeus and god of the sea, sent a sea monster named Cetus to ravage the coast of Aethiopia including the kingdom of the vain queen. The desperate king consulted the Oracle of Apollo, who announced that no respite would be found until the king sacrificed his daughter, Andromeda, to the monster. Stripped naked, she was chained to a rock on the coast, (what a git) Perseus was returning from having slain the Gorgon, Medusa. After he happened upon the chained Andromeda, he approached Cetus while invisible (for he was wearing Hades's helm), and killed the sea monster. He set Andromeda free, and married her in spite of her having been previously promised to her uncle Phineus. At the wedding a quarrel took place between the rivals and Phineus was turned to stone by the sight of the Gorgon's head, Andromeda followed her husband, first to his native island of Serifos, where he rescued his mother Danaë, and then to Tiryns in Argos. Together, they became the ancestors of the family of the Perseidae through the line of their son Perses. Perseus and Andromeda had seven sons: Perses, Alcaeus, Heleus, Mestor, Sthenelus, Electryon, and Cynurus as well as two daughters, Autochthe and Gorgophone. Their descendants ruled Mycenae from Electryon down to Eurystheus, after whom Atreus attained the kingdom, and would also include the great hero Heracles. According to this mythology, Perseus is the ancestor of the Persians. and at the port city of Jaffa (today part of Tel Aviv), an outcrop of rocks near the harbour has been associated with the place of Andromeda's chaining and rescue by the traveler Pausanias, the geographer Strabo and the historian of the Jews Josephus. After Andromeda's death, as Euripides had promised Athena at the end of his Andromeda, produced in 412 BCE, the goddess placed her among the constellations in the northern sky, near Perseus and Cassiopeia; the constellation Andromeda, so known since antiquity, is named after her which is the least they could do as, standardz, hahahahaha, :) #edio
when you begin, a new relationship, you should give them a, "green pearl", Green pearls represent balance, nature, hope, growth, and renewal. They are perfect for someone, who is ready to start a new chapter in life, or who is inspired, to continue their personal growth as, standardz, hahahahahahahahaha, :) #edio
ammmmmmm, back mo fo's, with a little, pre-flight entertainment, so if you, would like to make, your way to the, V.I.P, lounge, while i go, complete the flight checks, and we can fire up the drive's and begin or daily ascent, you knew i'd be here, you can breathe a, "elex", (sigh), of relief i'll always be here, "elex", (defending peep's), it's what we do as, standardz, hahahahaha, :) #edio
you knew, i had to give you, one more, right?, i couldn't just, "let it be", and finish, any other way, but now, it's time for me to go, to the place, where the dream's are made, up and out, second star to the right, and straight on, 'till morning, and with that, I AM out as, standardz, hahahahaha, :) #edio
end transmission :) peace
you know peep's, just because you can't see a thing, it doesn't mean, that it's not there, just like the, "Thestral", (a breed of winged horse, with a skeletal body, and face with reptilian features, and wide, leathery wings, that resemble a bat's. They are very rare, and are considered dangerous, by the Ministry of Magic but what would they know?, they never even saw a nargle), what if i told you, there are unseen creatures all around you, some small, others large, some on the floor and some in the air, would you think, i was mad?, i know most of you, have seen the thing's, out of the corners, of your eye's, it's not always, a work of fiction as, standardz, hahahahahaha, 😁:) #edio