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Uganda ahead of Ireland in Space Race


Cynicist

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Nsamba head of African Space Research Program (ASRP), has revealed that the space probe to be launched soon has self-defence, anti-time missile features, which protect it from being hit by missiles destined to destroy it in case it passes in the space of another country.

Question: Does this pose a threat to our airspace and security?

After its launch, they will put a mouse in it and will have it lifted to the stratosphere by a helium balloon.

Question: Why do Irish mice not have such opportunity, especially as we give overseas aid to Uganda?

The space probe is fitted with cameras with a wide angle fish-eye lens to be used in taking pictures of Uganda from space and other features on the planet. The others are a thermometer and Global Positioning System trackers.

"We shall send a mouse to space. If it comes back alive, it will mean that Uganda is able to send human beings into space and we shall embark on constructing a new space observer that a person can use," Nsamba said.

Question: Why is Ireland outpaced by Uganda in science and vision? :mad:

allAfrica.com: Uganda to Launch Its First Space Observer
 

wombat

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Anothe Fás scandal?:lol:
 

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While ye dulchies have been nitpicking, us, the brilliant folk of Cork have started our own space race.

[video=youtube;OEyGEHETPog]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEyGEHETPog[/video]
 

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yeah but was it edible when it came back, if it was you should send up Michael Flatley next
 

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Our foreign aid money hard at work. These Asstronauts have plenty of shoulders to stand on top of as my Memory serves..

[video=youtube;SVqQKF7xgTQ]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVqQKF7xgTQ[/video]
 

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Anothe Fás scandal?:lol:
Travel expenses wouldn't be worth the effort - it's only 100km (up), and you don't even get an overnight!
 

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Nsamba head of African Space Research Program (ASRP), has revealed that the space probe to be launched soon has self-defence, anti-time missile features, which protect it from being hit by missiles destined to destroy it in case it passes in the space of another country.
After its launch, they will put a mouse in it and will have it lifted to the stratosphere by a helium balloon.
The space probe is fitted with cameras with a wide angle fish-eye lens to be used in taking pictures of Uganda from space and other features on the planet. The others are a thermometer and Global Positioning System trackers.
"We shall send a mouse to space. If it comes back alive, it will mean that Uganda is able to send human beings into space and we shall embark on constructing a new space observer that a person can use," Nsamba said.
allAfrica.com: Uganda to Launch Its First Space Observer

:confused::confused::confused::confused:

It'll come tumbling back out of the sky pretty quickly then, if that's the strength of the science behind it.
 

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Our foreign aid money hard at work. These Asstronauts have plenty of shoulders to stand on top of as my Memory serves..

[video=youtube;SVqQKF7xgTQ]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVqQKF7xgTQ[/video]
I don't think that Finite Element Analysis techniques were used in the design!
 

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Our foreign aid money hard at work.
This project has only been receiving money from the Ugandan government since 2011 - it's run by a private organisation with volunteers mostly.


Uganda is actually quite well positioned as far as potential spaceports go, but this particular project seems a little bit nuts.
 

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This project has only been receiving money from the Ugandan government since 2011 - it's run by a private organisation with volunteers mostly.


Uganda is actually quite well positioned as far as potential spaceports go, but this particular project seems a little bit nuts.
Actually the Irish Aid Grant reference is IA/UG/SpaceProg5. This is the 5th such project following real-time evaluations carried out by independent NASA trained consultants who having previously worked for the World Bank, the IMF and the Troika who positively supported further grant support providing the usual auditing and participatory rapid appraisals be ongoing according to Gov of Uganda standing orders.

Detailed information on the project can only be obtained from the Dept of Foreign Affairs under signed affidavit and contract not to use the information so provided for any personal or commercial means whatsoever during the lifetime of the project.
 

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While ye dulchies have been nitpicking, us, the brilliant folk of Cork have started our own space race.

[video=youtube;OEyGEHETPog]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEyGEHETPog[/video]
Eat your heart out, Felix Baumgartner.
 

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ASRP are seeking a hands-on instrumentation software engineer with broad experience in mice graphical user interface (GUI) application development and knowledge of embedded systems to implement versatile code for data acquisition and control of AO sensors and inertial measurement units (IMUs).
As an Instrumentation Software Engineer you will collaborate with the on-board mouse as well as atomic physicists and engineers to specify the operational modes of AO sensors.
You will define, develop, test, debug, and maintain the code that controls our sensors as agreed with Irish Aid and GoU.
You will guide the evolution of software architecture for future generations of mice in space and their near human relatives at home.
 

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Em, well, you see, I......sorry lost for words here...
 

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Nsamba head of African Space Research Program (ASRP), has revealed that the space probe to be launched soon has self-defence, anti-time missile features, which protect it from being hit by missiles destined to destroy it in case it passes in the space of another country.

Question: Does this pose a threat to our airspace and security?

After its launch, they will put a mouse in it and will have it lifted to the stratosphere by a helium balloon.

Question: Why do Irish mice not have such opportunity, especially as we give overseas aid to Uganda?

The space probe is fitted with cameras with a wide angle fish-eye lens to be used in taking pictures of Uganda from space and other features on the planet. The others are a thermometer and Global Positioning System trackers.

"We shall send a mouse to space. If it comes back alive, it will mean that Uganda is able to send human beings into space and we shall embark on constructing a new space observer that a person can use," Nsamba said.

Question: Why is Ireland outpaced by Uganda in science and vision? :mad:

allAfrica.com: Uganda to Launch Its First Space Observer
Considering the levels of poverty in Uganda you'd think they'd have better things to spend their money on.

Its always hilarious when first world modern countires are compared to tinpot backwaters.
 

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This project has only been receiving money from the Ugandan government since 2011 - it's run by a private organisation with volunteers mostly.

Uganda is actually quite well positioned as far as potential spaceports go, but this particular project seems a little bit nuts.
Patronising these people by means of cash or otherwise is almost perverted.
 

Cynicist

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This project has only been receiving money from the Ugandan government since 2011 - it's run by a private organisation with volunteers mostly.

Uganda is actually quite well positioned as far as potential spaceports go,
The fact that we have been borrowing money to fund our overseas aid budget to Uganda so that they can fund such projects is questionable. Will we benefit from this space adventure and are we confident that the money will not be misused or even stolen like that of the Northern rehab grant?

Its all very well saying that Uganda is well positioned, as it is on the Equator, for spaceports but how do we know that once the Ugandans get the upper hand in space they will still want to take our aid. What if they thumb their noses at Irish Aid and then the Embassy there will be irrelevant and all the aid consultant will have to come home - some even to Cork county to add the unemployment here.
 
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