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NASA FlightLinux

— Posted by hazard @ 04-10-29 20:01
Herešis a webpage regarding NASA's project to study possibility to use Linux for spaceflight applications. Quite interesting, since some of the reportsš(circa 2002)šmentionš that a few teams had already chosen Linux as the on-board OS. I'm wondering what is currentšthe status. Also reports contain other interesting stuff, such as what CPUs were used for various NASA projects in the past.


BISER-6

— Posted by hazard @ 04-10-29 12:52

BISER-6 is apparently the newest digital computer subsystem which is used for Russian spacecraft (Proton-M, Angara, TSYKLON-3). It is based on subsystem developed for Zenit rockets and Fregat boosteršduring 1980s. 32-bit architecture compatible with åó ü÷í (clone of IBM mainframes), 8 Mhz clock. This isn't so bad, currently the most popular western CPU for space applications is RAD6000 CPU, which runs up to 20 Mhz. Where BISER-6 really lacks is the amount of RAM: 224 Kb compared to 128 MB on RAD6000SC.



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— Posted by hazard @ 04-10-25 16:56

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— Posted by hazard @ 04-10-25 16:51

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Control Data 6600

— Posted by hazard @ 04-10-22 16:47
Here is a page with brief description of Control Data 6600, one of the fastest time-sharing computers of the time. You should visit this page just to look at the last photograph... my jaw almost dropped on the floor when I saw that one.




èÜÐÉ ÂÅÒÓÄÅÊ ÔÕ À

— Posted by hazard @ 04-10-22 16:39
âÌÏÇÕ ÏÄÉÎ ÍÅÓÑà :)


Real cockpits from Russian Aviation

— Posted by hazard @ 04-10-22 08:54
www.worldavia.ru features photographs from various Russian aircraft, both military and civilian. Interesting stuff.




The Ninth Gate

— Posted by hazard @ 04-10-21 16:00
Having nothing else to do, I have decided to start watching my movie collection. Ninth gate is one of my favourites. Mysterious, dark and classy, set in beautiful sceneries around Europe. Direction, camera work and Johnny Depp's performance are top notch. I give it 9 out of 10. Unfortunately comments on IMDB show that most people do not understand it.
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:-(

— Posted by hazard @ 04-10-21 13:09
I caught cold, got sick and now spend most of the time in bed. It sucks.

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IM/IRC keyboard

— Posted by hazard @ 04-10-21 10:30
Introducing the ROFL-3000 :)


Tremors

— Posted by hazard @ 04-10-16 14:04
çÄÅ-ÔÏ ÐÏÌ-ÞÁÓÁ ÎÁÚÁÄ ÂÙÌÏ ÚÅÍÌÅÔÒÑÓÅÎÉÅ. äÌÉÌÏÓØ ÓÅËÕÎÄ 30, ÄÏÓÔÁÔÏÞÎÏ ÄÏÌÇÏ, ÞÔÏÂÙ Ñ ÒÅÛÉÌ ËÕÄÁ-ÎÉÂÕÄØ ÓÍÙÔØÓÑ ÉÚ ÄÏÍÁ ÐÏÓÌÅ ÔÏÇÏ, ËÁË ÏÎÏ ÚÁËÏÎÞÉÌÏÓØ. :)




Soyuz TMA-5 successfully docked with ISS

— Posted by hazard @ 04-10-16 13:14
Soyuz TMA-5 has successfully docked with ISS. The docking was done in manual mode, as autopilot had turned off due to higher velocity than expected. It is not clear what caused it yet. (More)

Meeting "Buran"

— Posted by hazard @ 04-10-16 12:58
Here is a interview with the first person to have seen Buran when it returned to Earth after its first flight - Mig-25 reconaissance laboratory pilot Mahomed Talboev. The Buran computer was flying like a first class pilot and actually Talboev had to use his "air fight" skills in order to "catch" it. Cool stuff.

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Mars and back in 90 days

— Posted by hazard @ 04-10-15 18:29
New propulsion concept could make 90-day Mars round trip possible.
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World pollution map

— Posted by hazard @ 04-10-14 19:11
ESA has published world air pollution map (details here). China stands out from all the rest...


Soyuz TMA-5 enroute to International Space Station

— Posted by hazard @ 04-10-14 18:34
Soyuz TMA-5 has been successfully launched, and is enroute to the ISS. Video of the launch can be found here, fast forward to actual action which starts around 17:00. It is the first time I saw that the cosmonauts use "pointy stick" to press buttons on the control the computer. :)
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Interface systems of Soyuz

— Posted by hazard @ 04-10-11 21:38
Here is an interesting article describing evolution of control/interface systems of Soyuz. (More)

Soyuz On-board Control Computer

— Posted by hazard @ 04-10-11 16:32
Introducing Soyuz On-Board Control Computer: 2x2 KB RAM; 3x16 KB ROM. Everything a rocket scientist would dream about. :) (More)

Comparison of price per kg to orbit for various space vehicles

— Posted by hazard @ 04-10-10 16:01
I found an interesting document with comparison of price per kg to orbit for various space vehicles, including Russian and Chinese ones. (More)

Buran

— Posted by hazard @ 04-10-09 20:56
I have placed some videos of the only Buran launch and landing here. Also some nice photographs can be found on buran.ru. Unlike Shuttle, Buran was fully automated - in fact its only flight was done without any crew on-board. You can find Buran vs Shuttle comparison here. It is said to see all this multi-billion $ effort wasted.

UPDATE: For those who may ask why don't we resurrect Buran project, here is a post which explains why it is impossible.
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Man of Leisure, King George :)

— Posted by hazard @ 04-10-09 06:56
A painting of Bush named "Man of Leisure, King George" was removed from display at Washington museum. (More)

Satellite imagery

— Posted by hazard @ 04-10-08 19:25
I finally found a website which features a few nice satellite photographs of our beloved island.
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Sample Florida Ballot

— Posted by hazard @ 04-10-07 16:14
I think I will have an explanation if Bush wins next time :)



Fool's world map

— Posted by hazard @ 04-10-06 20:39
"This is a project visualizing the world map which many fools in the world imagine."


ïÓÏÂÅÎÎÏÓÔÉ ÒÏÓÓÉÊÓËÏÇÏ ËÏÓÍÉÞÅÓËÏÇÏ PRÁ

— Posted by hazard @ 04-10-06 18:32
ëÁË ÓÏÏÂÝÁÅÔ vesti.ru, 'óÐÅÃÉÁÌÉÓÔÙ ÎÁÚÙ×ÁÀÔ "óÏÀÚ-2" ÂÕÄÕÝÉÍ ËÏÓÍÏÎÁ×ÔÉËÉ - ÏÎ ÓÐÏÓÏÂÅÎ ÐÏÄÎÉÍÁÔØ ÇÒÕÚÙ ÇÏÒÁÚÄÏ ÂÏÌØÛÅÊ ÍÁÓÓÙ É ÏÂßÅÍÁ, ÞÅÍ ÅÇÏ ÐÒÅÄÛÅÓÔ×ÅÎÎÉËÉ.'. îÕ ÞÔÏ-Ö, ÐÏÓÍÏÔÒÉÍ ÎÁ ÇÒÕÚÏÐÏÄßÅÍÎÏÓÔØ ÎÁ ÓÁÊÔÅ ÐÒÏÉÚ×ÏÄÉÔÅÌÑ, www.samspace.ru. ôÅËÕÝÉÊ óÏÀÚ-æç: 7130š ËÇ. îÏ×ÙÊ óÏÀÚ-2-1Á: 7020 ËÇ. óÕÄÉÔÅ ÓÁÍÉ.



Finntroll - Visor Om Slutet

— Posted by hazard @ 04-10-04 08:54
áÌØÂÏÍ Finntroll'Á "Visor Om Slutet" ÏÔÌÉÞÁÅÔÓÑ ÏÔ ×ÓÅÈ ÄÒÕÇÉÈ. ôÅÍ, ÞÔÏ black metal'Á × ÎÅÍ ÎÅÔ. óËÏÒÅÅ ÜÔÏ ambient ÎÁ ÏÓÎÏ×Å ÎÁÃÉÏÎÁÌØÎÏÇÏ ÆÉÎÓËÏÇÏ ÆÏÌËÌÅÒÁ. óÁÍÉ Finntroll'Ï×ÃÙ ÅÇÏ ÎÁÚÙ×ÁÀÔ "ÁËÕÓÔÉÞÅÓËÉ-ÜËÓÐÅÒÉÍÅÎÔÁÌØÎÙÍ". îÕ ÞÔÏ-Ö, ÜËÓÐÅÒÉÍÅÎÔ ÐÏÌÕÞÉÌÓÑ ÎÁ ÓÌÁ×Õ. :) íÏÑ ÏÃÅÎËÁ - 9 ÉÚ 10.




Greenland

— Posted by hazard @ 04-10-03 18:20
íÅÎÑ ×ÓÅÇÄÁ ÐÏÞÅÍÕ-ÔÏ ÐÒÉ×ÌÅËÁÌÉ ÏÔÄÁÌÅÎÎÙÅ ÏÓÔÒÏ×Á Ó ÎÅÂÏÌØÛÉÍ ËÏÌÉÞÅÓÔ×ÏÍ ÎÁÓÅÌÅÎÉÑ. çÒÅÎÌÁÎÄÉÑ ÓÏÏÔ×ÅÔÓÔ×ÕÅÔ ÏÂÏÉÍ ÈÁÒÁËÔÅÒÉÓÔÉËÁÍ. é ÇÄÅ ÅÝÅ × ÒÅÓÔÏÒÁÎÁÈ ÐÏÄÁÀÔ ÔÀÌÅÎÅÊ É ËÉÔÏ×? ðÒÁ×ÄÁ ÔÁÍ ÈÏÌÏÄÎÏ. úÁÔÏ ÒÏË-ÆÅÓÔÉ×ÁÌØ ÅÓÔØ, ÎÁ ÎÅÍ ÍÏÖÎÏ ÓÏÇÒÅÔØÓÑ :). åÓÔØ É Webcam Ó ×ÉÄÏÍ ÎÁ ÓÔÏÌÉÃÕ çÒÅÎÌÁÎÄÉÉ - Nuuk.
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Troodos Rally 2004

— Posted by hazard @ 04-10-03 08:47
Despite very scarce information regarding Troodos 2004, together with Leonid we managed to attend and see last stage of it today - Monagrouli. I'm sure Leonid will post photos and further info about it on his blog very soon. Although nowhere near WRC, it is still refreshing to see something new. :)
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úÁËÒÙÔÏ ÎÁ ÏÂÅÄ :)

— Posted by hazard @ 04-10-02 08:22
ðÒÉ ÐÏÐÙÔËÅ ÚÁÈÏÄÁ ÎÁ ÓÔÒÁÎÉÃÕ "äÁÎÎÙÅ ÉÚ ÃÅÎÔÒÁ ÕÐÒÁ×ÌÅÎÉÑ ÐÏÌÅÔÁÍÉ" ÎÁ www.federalspace.ru ÐÏÌÕÞÁÅÍ ÓÌÅÄÕÀÝÅÅ. :)


Rammstein - Reise, Reise

— Posted by hazard @ 04-10-01 18:11
ðÏÌÕÞÉÌ ÎÏ×ÙÊ ÁÌØÂÏÍ ×ÓÅÍÉ ÌÀÂÉÍÙÈ ÐÁÒÎÅÊ ÉÚ çÅÒÍÁÎÉÉ. ïËÁÚÁÌÏÓØ ÎÅ ÎÁÓÔÏÌØËÏ ÐÌÏÈÏ, ÎÁÓËÏÌØËÏ Ñ ÏÐÁÓÁÌÓÑ. îÏ É ÄÁÌÅËÏ ÎÅ ÎÁÓÔÏÌØËÏ ÈÏÒÏÛÏ, ÎÁ ÞÔÏ ÍÏÖÎÏ ÂÙÌÏ ÎÁÄÅÑÔØÓÑ. úÁÍÅÔÅÎ ÒÏÓÔ ÐÒÏÆÅÓÓÉÏÎÁÌÉÚÍÁ, ÐÒÁ×ÄÁ ÐÒÏÆÅÓÓÉÏÎÁÌÉÚÍ ÏËÁÚÁÌÓÑ ÏÂÒÁÔÎÏ ÐÒÏÐÏÒÃÉÏÎÁÌÅÎ ÄÒÁÊ×Õ. "ä×ÕÍÅÒÎÏÇÏ" Ú×ÕËÁ ÒÁÎÎÅÇÏ Rammstein'Á ÐÒÁËÔÉÞÅÓËÉ ÎÅ ÏÓÔÁÌÏÓØ.

ëÏÍÐÏÚÉÃÉÑ "Moskau" ×ÎÁÞÁÌÅ ×ÙÚÙ×ÁÅÔ ÐÁÔÒÉÏÔÉÞÅÓËÉ-ÕÍÉÌÉÔÅÌØÎÙÅ ÞÕ×ÓÔ×Á, ËÏÔÏÒÙÅ ÐÏÔÏÍ ÂÙÓÔÒÏ ÐÅÒÅÈÏÄÑÔ × ÏÔÒÉÃÁÔÅÌØÎÕÀ ÐÌÏÓËÏÓÔØ. èÏÔÑ ÐÏÖÁÌÕÊ ÜÔÏ ÏÄÎÁ ÉÚ ÔÒÅÈ ÐÅÓÅÎ × ÁÌØÂÏÍÅ, ËÏÔÏÒÙÅ Ñ ÂÕÄÕ ÓÌÕÛÁÔØ × ÂÕÄÕÝÅÍ.

÷ ÏÂÝÅÍ, ÏÃÅÎËÁ 5.5 ÉÚ 10.
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Private spaceflight is a reality

— Posted by hazard @ 04-10-01 16:32
A nice video of Burt Rutan's SpaceShipOne flight which happened a few days ago can be found here(More)

Kin-dza-dza lives!

— Posted by hazard @ 04-10-01 05:38
ëÉÎ-ÄÚÁ-ÄÚÁ + ôÅÒÍÉÎÁÔÏÒ 2 = ëÉÎÄÚÁÄÚÁÔÏÒ - 2. ëÏÌÌÅËÃÉÑ ×ÓÑËÉÈ FAQÏ×, ÓËÉÎÏ× É Ô.Ð.



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