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I would be so very pissed
I think this trumps the LJ outage caused by the EPO. 18 years of work... oops.

I am: sad sad
Current Media: office buzz

z_gryphon From: z_gryphon Date: January 21st, 2005 06:48 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)

Poor bastard.
From: dirkcjelli Date: January 21st, 2005 06:50 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
ESA has different issues from NASA, but both have institutional sicknesses which run very deep.
From: kensuke_aida Date: January 21st, 2005 07:54 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
True. This smacks of the incident that causes the NASA probe to crash into Mars. While the ESA might have serious burucratic issues though, the effects of NASA's problems can get people killed.

I'd like to say things would go smoother if space were commercialized, but where is the profit in measuring wind speed on Saturn? This is the best we got for quite awhile.

- John

buran From: buran Date: January 21st, 2005 07:13 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
The wind speed experiment was largely recovered, amazingly, through the use of observations made from inferometry radio telescopes here on Earth. Not quite as good, but really close.

What they can't get back is the 50% of photos that were lost because they were transmitted on channel A.