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Thu Dec 20, 2012, 08:06 AM

UK's Skynet military satellite launched

A powerful new telecommunications satellite for the UK military has blasted into orbit.

The five-tonne Skynet-5D platform was sent up on an Ariane rocket from the Kourou spaceport in French Guiana.

It complements three others already in operation, enabling British forces to stay connected over most of the globe.

The Skynet system, which includes the radio equipment deployed on ships, on vehicles and in the hands of troops, is the UK's single biggest space project.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-20781625

Unfortunate name.

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dipsydoodle Dec 2012 OP
Riftaxe Dec 2012 #1
muriel_volestrangler Dec 2012 #2
dipsydoodle Dec 2012 #4
a geek named Bob Dec 2012 #3
silentwarrior Dec 2012 #5

Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 08:12 AM

1. The BBC use to

be a bit more respectable....is it funding time over in UK?

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Response to Riftaxe (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 08:14 AM

2. 'Respectable'?

The Terminator pic was dipsydoodle's, not the BBC's.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 08:29 AM

4. Maybe I should've posted a picture of Victor Meldrew.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 08:18 AM

3. I say we hack Skynet, and make the Terminators into a can-can line... n/t

 

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 11:18 AM

5. Oh shit!

I just hope there arent any war of the world aliencraft hidden underground

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