SpaceX copes with glitch after launching Dragon to space station
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Why no discussion?
>The Falcon 9 made a problem-free ascent from its launch pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 10:10 a.m. ET. But a half-hour after launch, SpaceX's billionaire founder, Elon Musk, said in a Twitter update that controllers encountered a glitch involving the capsule's thrusters. "Issue with Dragon thruster pods," Musk wrote. "System inhibiting three of four [pods] from initializing. About to command inhibit override."
>Each pod contains a grouping of thrusters that are used to guide the Dragon's course in orbit. Initially, SpaceX said it preferred to hold off on opening up the Dragon's power-generating solar arrays until at least two of the four thruster pods were operational. Later, SpaceX spokeswoman Christina Ra said that the solar arrays were deployed after overriding the onboard computer.
>In an email, Ra said the Dragon "experienced an issue with a propellant valve" after it achieved orbit. "One thruster pod is running," she said. "We are trying to bring up the remaining three. We did go ahead and get the solar arrays deployed. Once we get at least two pods running, we will begin a series of burns to get to station."
I'm currently gunning for a co-op with SpaceX, fwiw
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Is the Myo armband product nothing more than a gimmick?
It is a remote control. We have remote control, and it is cheap and simple.
Myo is vastly more complex, less natural,
requires grosser movement, and the movements have to be learned.
It doesn't relieve the use of the hands -- the hands are part of the movement.
It obviously doesn't provide more functions, as remotes can be built with many.
Is there anything but novelty to this?