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by UlanBatori
17 Sep 2019 10:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The next war in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 266
Views: 33583

Re: The next war in the Persian Gulf

Pootinji's classic comment: [Saudi Arabia] needs to make one clever decision as Iran did buying our S-300 and as Mr Erdogan did by deciding to buy the most advanced S-400 systems from Russia” - Russian President Vladimir Putin on recent attacks on Saudi oil refineries Rather cryptic, given how US lo...
by UlanBatori
17 Sep 2019 09:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1934
Views: 206690

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

The Ayesha-In-Cloudbank scenario (AICS) is where you THINK situation is Naarmal and show nice trajectory that matches ideal, but you are actually 0.5 km closer to the ground than you realize. While still moving pretty fast in the tangential component. This is known, IIRC as Controlled Flight Into Te...
by UlanBatori
17 Sep 2019 04:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1934
Views: 206690

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

basic pooch ...why would the sun be shallow? location of landing zone, landing time or the atmospheric effect also, ironically at the time of landing i was watching 'angel has fallen' Sun is always pretty shallow at 70.9 deg. lat. on Earth or Moon. So shadows bound to be long. That is the whole bas...
by UlanBatori
17 Sep 2019 04:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1923
Views: 234750

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Day 41 over. Situation NAAAAAAARMAL Terrorists target apple orchards to disrupt business. Farooq Abdullah arrested under Public Nuisance Act. Pakistan step on their own mijjiles at UNHyoomanRites: Baloch Freedom Fighters do a Khemkaran on them "Islamic Radicalization is being used as a tool aga...
by UlanBatori
17 Sep 2019 01:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1923
Views: 234750

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Wonderful post, thanks!
by UlanBatori
17 Sep 2019 01:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1934
Views: 206690

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

To extend that nightmare: With the sun so shallow, the shadows are VERY long. There are basically two colors on the images: Bright (sunny) and Dark (shade). How do you distinguish between a cliff 500m high with an 85 degree slope on the sunny side and a gentle slope on the shadow side, from a ledge ...
by UlanBatori
17 Sep 2019 01:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1934
Views: 206690

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

coming to the computer vision part, is it the the autonomous lander? are you sure ? I would not bet that anything would be CV driven in the landing stage...or am i missing something...i do remember the autonomous part of lander..but would assume it would be sensor driven i would rate that as a very...
by UlanBatori
17 Sep 2019 01:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1934
Views: 206690

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

other than the internal forces of the balloon material itself - to stop the ballons expanding till the membrane gives out. Mars surface is like 33km above Earth. Not much pressure there either. Maybe 0.01 of surface. Balloons fly there quite happily. In fact in the 1950s the Echo 1 and 2 IIRC were ...
by UlanBatori
16 Sep 2019 23:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1934
Views: 206690

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

^^ (CV discussion) CV is what I wonder about. Did it miss a tall sharp range/ crater rim that happened to be in the way to the nice flat landing site? The first reported fatal Tesla crash occurred when the CV on the $100K Tesla moving at maybe 30m/s on flat land, mistook a nice white (or blue or gra...
by UlanBatori
16 Sep 2019 21:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The next war in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 266
Views: 33583

Re: The next war in the Persian Gulf

Lack of a few follow-ups is disappointing. What do Houthis expect? On-the-knees ceasefire plea from EmBeeEss? From the calculations, 100 % absence of KSA from the market is only 10% of the overall supply, and can be easily made up by others. Price blip not even significant, so KSO return to market w...
by UlanBatori
16 Sep 2019 21:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1934
Views: 206690

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

Still too soon to give up but it looks more and more like there is much more wrong than simply falling on one side. May be time to explore getting the next one launched, direct to the Moon with just a V-Kram2Lite along with the Jaspreet. If it were up to me I would remove the Pragyan for now, to sav...
by UlanBatori
16 Sep 2019 10:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The next war in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 266
Views: 33583

Re: The next war in the Persian Gulf

US seems about to attack Iran citing cruise missiles and drones from Iran. I thought they first said the attack came from Iraq?
by UlanBatori
16 Sep 2019 05:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1934
Views: 206690

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

Two more days.
by UlanBatori
15 Sep 2019 21:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The next war in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 266
Views: 33583

Re: The next war in the Persian Gulf

I have been reading the news and am thoroughly confused: what exactly did the drones do? Were they: 1. Carrying missiles/bombs that they fired/released against the oil refineries? 2. Converted into Kamikaze drones and launched into the refineries? 3. Some other electronic attack to trigger a fire a...
by UlanBatori
15 Sep 2019 20:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1934
Views: 206690

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

Chances go down from today. Depending on which orientation it is slanted - if in one piece and functioning. Maybe time to get the back-up lander model ready, along with the Jaspreet.
by UlanBatori
15 Sep 2019 10:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The next war in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 266
Views: 33583

Re: The next war in the Persian Gulf

CNN National Security Analyst Peter Bergen said there have been more than 200 drone attacks launched by Houthi rebels from Yemen into Saudi Arabia, and none have been as effective as Saturday's attack, lending credence to the belief that the attack did not originate from Yemen. preliminary indicatio...
by UlanBatori
15 Sep 2019 10:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The next war in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 266
Views: 33583

Re: The next war in the Persian Gulf

Do they have lamp-posts in Riyadh I wonder. Scratch that: tough to hang a headless sheikh. Attack on oil refineries follows attacks on airport terminals. Now no place in KSA is safe. Buggers are going to be shooting into the sky in panic all over the place.
by UlanBatori
15 Sep 2019 09:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1934
Views: 206690

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

Time for Vikram to wake up. UBCN calling Vikram.
by UlanBatori
15 Sep 2019 05:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The next war in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 266
Views: 33583

Re: The next war in the Persian Gulf

ramana: many worrying implications. 1450km range, significant weapon load; total precision. Think about that.... (maybe best not to discuss)
by UlanBatori
15 Sep 2019 02:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 697
Views: 106746

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Posting here too.. Drone strikes on crucial Saudi Arabian oil facilities have disrupted about half of the kingdom's oil capacity, or 5% of the daily global oil supply, people with knowledge of Saudi's oil operations told CNN Business. Yemen's Houthi rebels on Saturday took responsibility for the at...
by UlanBatori
15 Sep 2019 02:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The next war in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 266
Views: 33583

Re: The next war in the Persian Gulf

Attack takes out half of KSA's production, per CNN Drone strikes on crucial Saudi Arabian oil facilities have disrupted about half of the kingdom's oil capacity, or 5% of the daily global oil supply, people with knowledge of Saudi's oil operations told CNN Business. Yemen's Houthi rebels on Saturda...
by UlanBatori
14 Sep 2019 23:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1934
Views: 206690

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

Opens the possibility that there was an error in this final upload... lets see. What kind of error UBji? Just saying that this was a step taken in high spirits as the mission went flawlessly. From my experience, I make lots of errors in such a frame of mind, versus the tension and anxiety of a crit...
by UlanBatori
14 Sep 2019 05:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1923
Views: 234750

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

But today much more likely is IMO a "decapitation strike". Not to give them ideas but how can India retaliate? Take out the political netas of Pakistan? :rotfl: PA would probably provide the precise target coordinates with their best wishes.
by UlanBatori
14 Sep 2019 05:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1923
Views: 234750

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

They tried that b4 in 1999, and now again last week. Both times JKLF (no public comment please) turned it into a Kashmir Banega Azad which ended with the PA shooting at them. "Crossing the LOC" may be very prescient: the "CashMore Leaders" when released from the Rat-Ville Towers ...
by UlanBatori
14 Sep 2019 02:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1934
Views: 206690

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

“The braking control from 30 km height to 100 m is carried out by a series of time tagged commands, loaded in the lander a few hours before operation from ground. They are generated based on precise measurement of lander orbit, prior to de-orbitting. Opens the possibility that there was an error in ...
by UlanBatori
14 Sep 2019 02:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1923
Views: 234750

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Day 39 over. Situation NAAAAAAAAAAARMAL.
by UlanBatori
13 Sep 2019 17:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1923
Views: 234750

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Holding breath...
by UlanBatori
13 Sep 2019 03:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1934
Views: 206690

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

Gee! Interest dropped faster than the term "Kashmir" from the news. Sep. 15 is still far away. Question: How do they know the altimeter was not off? That is what happened to Gary Powers, the USAF U-2 pilot who took off from (where else) Peshawar to overfly the Soviet Union. Altimeter said...
by UlanBatori
12 Sep 2019 23:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1923
Views: 234750

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

"The next agenda is retrieving PoK and making it a part of India.

Question is at what point the Pakis believe that there is a clear and present danger to their Joogular penile vein. I think they already know in their musharrafs that this is coming.
by UlanBatori
12 Sep 2019 20:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1934
Views: 206690

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

The other snippet was the concern that "no nation releases near-Moon data". What could that mean? There are no tall mountains that might have hit the lander as it zoomed along. So what WAS different about this lander's trajectory? Did previous ones (Apollo, Luna, Chang-e) just decelerate t...
by UlanBatori
12 Sep 2019 16:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1934
Views: 206690

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

ramana: subscale test maybe with small number of real engines, from airplane. Yes, if that occurred (which is not totally clear) it proved that a carefully prepared sample of the engines would work once. Theory says that back pressure does not matter for choked nozzles so test from airplane == test ...
by UlanBatori
12 Sep 2019 08:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1923
Views: 234750

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Day 36 over. Situation NAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARMAL.
Al Jazeera sticks the knife up Bakistan's musharraf
Bakistan eej no friend of CashMore either - here's why

Ouch!
by UlanBatori
12 Sep 2019 07:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1934
Views: 206690

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

All speculation based on very incomplete data. NASA data support theory that Godzilla stood up and grabbed the lander. Those data are also quite likely to be wrong. I think ISRO has optical pictures, but taken with special Raa camera whose resolution cannot be revealed.
by UlanBatori
12 Sep 2019 03:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1934
Views: 206690

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

ramana: What in that neighborhood could CAUSE such an acceleration? Force or Impulse required seems massive. Vikram is over 1200kg IIRC. So we must consider that it was an explosion. Per Mullah New Ton, if you say 1400Gs,
Force = 1400*1200 Newtons, hain? 1680,000N?
by UlanBatori
11 Sep 2019 22:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1934
Views: 206690

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

And we would like to speed him on his way. Let him take his editor with him and drop him/her in a pakistan
by UlanBatori
11 Sep 2019 19:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1934
Views: 206690

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

ISRO’s successes are built on the altar of multiple failures improved over five decades. It still has a long way to go — from successfully grooming a private sector industry capable of providing many more jobs to ensuring that it maintains its meritocratic work, culture and ability to hire talented...

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