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Old December 19th 10, 06:07 AM posted to sci.space.policy
Brad Guth[_3_]
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Default Japanese can't get their maths right, Venus probe lost

On Dec 16, 7:26*am, Doug Freyburger wrote:
Dan Birchall wrote:

Apparently lobbing things at other planets is a little "hit or miss,"
to borrow an all-too-appropriate expression.


No correlation with the fact that "rocket science" is a popular synonym
for "hard to do". *;^)


We have multiple spendy public-funded supercomputers including all the
necessary 3D interactive simulators, so it it actually is fairly easy.

We also have overwhelmingly powerful microwave transmitters that can
pretty much foil any probe at the push of a button.

~ BG
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