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Currently Planned Rocket Launches

Upcoming 21. April 2022 Starlink Group 4-14 23. April 2022 SpaceX Crew-4 Already started 30. March 2022 Axiom Mission 1 (or Ax-1) s a planned SpaceX Crew Dragon mission to the International Space Station (ISS). It will send four people to the ISS for an eight-day stay. 10. February 2022 Astra Rocket 3.3 • VCLS…

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Pipenv Easter Egg

I’ve found this little easter egg hidden in pipenv: if not environments.PIPENV_HIDE_EMOJIS: now = time.localtime() # Halloween easter-egg. if ((now.tm_mon == 10) and (now.tm_mday == 30)) or ( (now.tm_mon == 10) and (now.tm_mday == 31) ): INSTALL_LABEL = “🎃 ” # Christmas easter-egg. elif ((now.tm_mon == 12) and (now.tm_mday == 24)) or ( (now.tm_mon ==…

2021 – Advent of code – Day 3

Part 1 You need to use the binary numbers in the diagnostic report to generate two new binary numbers (called the gamma rate and the epsilon rate). The power consumption can then be found by multiplying the gamma rate by the epsilon rate. Each bit in the gamma rate can be determined by finding the…

2021 – Advent of code – Day 2

Part 1 Today the puzzle got a bit trickier than Day 1. The submarine seems to already have a planned course (your puzzle input). You should probably figure out where it’s going. For example: forward 5 down 5 forward 8 up 3 down 8 forward 2 Your horizontal position and depth both start at 0.…

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Was ist los in Deutschland

Eigentlich hatte ich mir vorgenommen nichts über Corona / Covid19 zu schreiben, weil ich weder Virologe, Epidemiologe oder Politiker bin. Da mich die aktuelle Situation in Deutschland belastet und ich das irgendwie kanalisieren muss, schreibe ich meine Gedanken trotzdem nieder. Normalerweise schreibe ich meine Artikel auf Englisch. Da sich aber alles hier auf die spezielle…

What is the Karman line?

tl;dr; The Karman line defines the edge of space. It is set to 100km above the Earth’s mean sea level and separates aeronautics from astronautics. So to be an astronaut you have to travel higher than 100km from Earth’s surface. Why is that? To fly with a conventional airplane you need the air to generate…

What is LEO?

LEO stands for Low Earth Orbit. It ranges from 200km to 2000 km. The ISS orbits the earth between 370km and 460 km. Due to atmospheric drag the orbit decreases over time The Hubble Telescope orbits a bit higher at 545km to 549km Other orbits Overview Satellite Orbit ISS 400km Hubble 545km Starlink 550km Iridium…