[FPSPACE] harbinger of Kessler? space junk takes out a bird
nickwatkins62 at fastmail.com
Sat Dec 28 08:27:34 EST 2019
I seem to remember reading, decades ago, that the early Soviet planetary and lunar probes had also been pressurised. Was this in fact true ?
On Sat, 28 Dec 2019, at 12:15 AM, robot at ultimax.com wrote:
> Assuming that the s/c was pressurized to about 1 atmosphere, that must
> have been one heckuva hole to produce enough thrust for "sudden orbit
> change". Sounds like more than a "micrometeorite" to me.
> I'm surprised that unmanned Russian technical s/c are still cooled this
> way. I understand why Soviet reconsats were ~60 years ago, b/c the
> vehicle was derived from a manned craft, and early Soviet electronic
> components generated a ton of heat. But still?
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