(LEGAL) Opinions. All Generalizations are False. 2104-015 Dempasar, Bali, Indonesia
This site is set up as an EMERGENCY WARNING SITE, attempting to open the eyes of people unaware of the huge risks of the Orbital minefield that has been created by numerous users of Low Earth Orbit, ... RIGHT NOW, ENVISAT is an 8 tonne “explosives truck” ORBITING OUT OF CONTROL likely to collide or pass within 200 metres with 2 other “charted” space debris pieces. WHEN this occurs (yes, also “If” but the “charted” known debris pieces are far from the only ones likely to collide with it. This is being ignored by NASA “because it's not one of ours”... but there are very many others that are, and are PART of this potentially imminent disaster. Likely to be owners of whatever collides with it
We NEED TO BE ALARMED – this is a VERY SERIOUS problem that could make access to space (almost) impossible for hundreds or thousands of years. Not a risk Humans should accept. I Have called on NASA to help deal with this as a matter of urgency – as well as ESA, and all other Agencies that can launch even a small package to ENVISAT to give it some steerage and collision avoidance capability.
That NASA has become such a lame duck after its spectacular achievements in the sixties is lamentable. Please accept this kick in the bum from Lord Oxford... but more importantly let NASA (and North America) learn to care for our planet and ALL those others entitled to share it now and in the future.
The Official NASA site says nothing of this, ESA is doing a lot more stuff than NASA on a smaller budget. Space-X (Elon Musk) is doing what NASA can't be bothered to – it is an administration , not an Agency, run by Administrators, not Agents – a big civil service money sink for hiring administrators. The good scientists and Astronauts it has are severely limited by this, and secret military missions are not permitted by UnitedSpaceAgency.com … which is planned as a global co-operative … If you are interested enough to help, please start by doing your own homework on Wikipaedia, Google and Such. DO NOT FEEL INSIGNIFICANT – You CAN do something if you are not lazy. Violence is not the way, though too often it is ”The North American Way” so “Clean up your dangerous waste, America, and don't refuse to pick up Trash “That doesn't belong to you” - like you expect Cambodia to do with your DU and cluster bomb hazards. Don't like my attitude? - but others should knuckle under to you? Fair suck of the savaloy ;-p
The Kessler Effect is described on Wikipaedia and elsewhere, and is A VERY SERIOUS AND IMMINENT RISK. To NASA, to Earth's future and within as little as one hour or one week, the debris from Envisat is likely to take out ISS and Hubble … So please wake up, humans …
(2104-015 offline in airport lounge, Dempasar.... from HDD files) ...the world needs a warning … PAN PAN PAN … this is URGENT and outweighs many other considerations …. The dire situation we are in is apparently unknown to the general populace, but will SERIOUSLY affect us all and the next thousand years. We have a problem.
SEP Field theory was described by Douglas Adams more than 30 years ago. It permits large and obvious dangers to remain unseen by portraying them as “Somebody Else's Problem” Like
Envisat is large – 8.2 tonnes only a bit less massive than Hubble and it is currently endangering ALL FUTURE USE of space to mankind. This is NOT “Somebody Else's Problem” - It is CURRENTLY and IMMEDIATELY a severe problem for Humanities future
… So why is nothing being done about it? Why isn't it on every newstand and TV channel? Why aren't Boffins Revolting? … (well, perhaps the latter is perhaps a matter of opinion, but this is not a problem to ignore... Go Google Envisat – the warning there is nowhere dire enough, as most people are unaware what an orbit is, and what a collision there means...
Barking@OrBiting.Us is just one of my many geeky email addresses, I control the “Domain name”. I am a wizard. A “technical guy” who connects many sciences … with moderate, but limited expertise in many.... I do get some things wrong. So does NASA.
So WHY is Envisat such a worry …. “Environmental Satellite” It is a cosy, cuddly enough name, and YES, It has done a great deal to discover and measure all sorts of things – some “going wrong” on Planet Earth …. “One Blue Dot” in the rear view mirror of our last departing Saturn 5 launch of the seventies – an ability america lost in order to make more individuals profit by spending more on bombing Vietnam..... But No, Not launched by NASA, launched by ESA …. but who put it there isn't the question – it will affect us all, ANY TIME SOON... Why? It's Size, and it's orbit, steering, braking and communication failure
NASA reckons that only 2 impact or close miss events (within 200 metres) per year with major Catalogued space mines (junk) will occur – but there's about 1,000 times more than that which is smaller and isn't catalogued. It is most likely that such a smaller collision is what rendered it inoperative, isn't that so, NASA?
so how stupid are we - the human race? Are we typical as all the other stupid “intelligent species” on the squillions of similar planets around squillion other similar suns in our galaxy who've stuffed up the same way? That would explain the spectacular lack of radio waves or contact with similar civilizations.. we could do better, we just couldn't be bothered to.
How stupid would I be to ignore it too? … just because others can't be bothered to know – there are hundreds of millions of people who could... should... reach the same conclusion that this is indeed a serious problem that needs immediate attention.
What difference can I make? Why listen to me? Am I making all this up for a profit motive? … No... do your own homework, 10 minutes on google should make you think otherwise. It's not ME that's important, It's the message
“If you think you are too small to make a difference....
try sleeping with a mosquito in the room”
… Dalai Lama
Envisat is a DERELICT space craft in a very bad orbit – not just polar, but RETROGRADE polar – it orbits MORE than 90 degrees off the equatorial orbit, and crosses the equator every 50 minutes at a relative speed of more than 10Km/second. 36,000Km/hr or mach30 . It is out of control. .. Its also not an easy orbit to reach, and should not have been used.
A collision at mach30 is no “fender bender” the energy release is extreme (from high school E=1/2MV squared) so its 900 times as much energy as a collision at mach1. Or 130,000 times that of a collision at 100Km/hr
This means material doesn't just bend as a solid, or just melt or just vaporize... it goes straight to PLASMA in microseconds at 50,000 degrees and still keeps going... leaving any container contents as superheated gas to explode. …. The craft then breaks up from this as well as the jolt. Perhaps 10,000 pieces at 1Kg, but probably a million smaller bits in an expanding fan of debris which rapidly destroys all the other satellites in any nearby orbit. Not much will be lost from 800Km . But Hubble and ISS will most probably be hit and destroyed within a day or two..... but don't worry, it's unliukely to affect the TV satellites... just the ability to replace them.Oxford@UnitedSpaceAgency.com 1904-015
WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE - ENVISAT
making sure the WORLD knows that it's future is in DANGER
IMMEDIATE Urgent Action has to be Mandated .. also .. but not just … financed
GUILT should be used as a weapon, as a threat – we must pull out all stops or “we all perish” (“in the long term”). This needs to be applied not just to ESA, but to ALL Space Agencies who CAN but won't help before its too late. Includes NASA, CCCP, ESA, JAXA CHINA, even INDIA, even NORTH KOREA, Even Virgin! … anyone who CAN launch but won't
ORGANIZATION – This is at least a UNITED-NATIONS “problem” - But not one to sit around talking about – immediate action is required – this is a bigger emergency than “The Titanic” requiring at least as speedy a response... “The iceberg” we are steaming towards WE DO KNOW ABOUT, but we can't steer, we can't brake, and we are approaching at Mach30
MECHANISM – we have to get to our 8 tonne runaway satellite. Even a 100Kg ship with a tiny booster and some fishing tackle would give us SOME collision avoidance capability. Let's despatch SEVERAL of those tomorrow.
REGULATION – permit NO OTHER LAUNCHES from ESA or any other agency until after dealing with this. And THEN, avoid repeating the error next week – no more inclined orbit launches into LEO – unless to (also?) pick up parts of this minefield we have created through lack of care.
Consider Boosting Envisat UP, (such is cheaper and safer?) convert it to a trash can for recycling well above LEO … let it add to resources for UnitedSpaceAgency.com and its interplanetary efforts, rather than wipe out it and our entire planet and all its races future use of space.
(Emergency Rescue Vehicle one, ,,,,,,Back of Envelope Design)
This is WAR (against total annihilation of future space access) do not delay. A TEENAGER is capable of this design,,,
A planned and ready rocket design about to be launched is commandeered, its payload removed and trajectory changed
The (100Kg?) ERV1 needs (wants) a small vector-able liquid fuel rocket motor, that can be attached to envisat with multigrips or something similarly versatile - we capture envisat with fishing line. Even a toy robot arm would be good. We need camera and comms (a boosted mobile phone) bluetooth control to steer and start mini rocket. A decent mobile phone has inertial and satellite navigation. We can use a dozen 5Kg SRB motors to get some steerage, one at a time
If our commandeered rocket can carry 500Kg, then send five of these on it, use them one at a time...
improve the design and put them as PART of the load of all future launches, to service not just the new launch load, but also remove debris from nearby orbits.
Agree to Restrict all future LEO flights to equatorial ONLY orbit below 1000Km immediately, 5000Km ASAP
All new flights must also provide a percentage salvage for other debris of a proportion of their (commercial?) payload mass
that percentage a lot higher as any planned deviation from equatorial orbit gets higher.
10,000 Euros reward to the best 10 designs in 2 days time?
Change space law to make ownership safe use, storage and disposal of satellites AT LEAST the same as weapons on international flights, this ENVISAT has become an un-controlled WMD. Let “owners” be known as owners of such.
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