Rocket Carrying Largest Indian Communications Satellite Explodes 47 Seconds After Launch

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Sun, 12/26/2010 - 14:45 | 830579 Chuck Bone
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Sun, 12/26/2010 - 14:55 | 830596 Azannoth
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The biggest firecracker of 2010 LOL

Sun, 12/26/2010 - 15:13 | 830628 vamsy
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+1 to the above comment.

But I think it is too early to bring AIG into the picture.

Sun, 12/26/2010 - 17:59 | 830809 Malcolm Tucker
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The banks have a bigger liability on their hands once this gets exposed:

No it's not MBS putbacks or Foreclosure Gate. It's plain old Joe SixPack level liability. Class action lawsuit anyone?

Sun, 12/26/2010 - 16:06 | 830691 Cursive
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Only made funnier by the juxtaposition of the exploding rocket and "Merry Christmas" in the lefthand corner of the video.  Everyone's a cynic these days.....

Sun, 12/26/2010 - 17:53 | 830797 King_of_simpletons
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It is even funnier due to the AP reporter's narration. First he says among many blunders that the launch was in Sri Lanka (a different country, mind you), then he talks about some "Chronologic" engine failure. This fucking AP is the same driving liberal opinion in this country.

Mon, 12/27/2010 - 01:21 | 831241 EsseQuamVideri
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The most expensive firecracker of 2010*

Mon, 12/27/2010 - 01:40 | 831251 dhengineer
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And I thought I was having a bad day...

Sun, 12/26/2010 - 14:57 | 830581 williambanzai7
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There goes 1-800-MUMBAI-HOT-TALK

Sun, 12/26/2010 - 15:03 | 830609 jahbless
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oh man, time to bust out my far side collections - thanks for the reminder, WB7!

Sun, 12/26/2010 - 17:17 | 830764 Millivanilli
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Sun, 12/26/2010 - 15:11 | 830625 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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If they are not rocket scientists, what are they then?

Sun, 12/26/2010 - 15:17 | 830632 High Plains Drifter
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ah , dot heads?

Sun, 12/26/2010 - 15:55 | 830681 Kiwi Pete
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Pyrotechnic display scientists?

Sun, 12/26/2010 - 15:21 | 830636 High Plains Drifter
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Looks like  a phallic device?

Sun, 12/26/2010 - 17:01 | 830747 Misstrial
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+1000 williambanzai7


A lot of the self-promotional "hot talk" coming out of India and its engineers is simply marketing.

Realize that the Indian guy, Anand Vasudev, on The Apprentice who was fired for cheating is nothing out of the ordinary for Indians.

Sun, 12/26/2010 - 14:49 | 830585 fxrxexexdxoxmx
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I wonder if they have tested their nukes recently?

I do not trust them thare Pakistanees. They can not be trusted. Way too many Christians in Pakistan.

Mon, 12/27/2010 - 00:35 | 831211 Bartanist
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There were rumors that there was a nuclear explosion in an Indian bunker that showed up on seismic monitors a little over a month ago.... so my guess is if recently is within the last month, then probably.

Sun, 12/26/2010 - 14:52 | 830591 Haywood Jablowme
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Jai Ho biznitches.

Sun, 12/26/2010 - 15:07 | 830602 Oh regional Indian
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+1947 for ironically apropos Bollywood reference.

And that merry christmas on the top left corner of the opening screen is the weirdest juxtapositions I've seen in a long time.


Sun, 12/26/2010 - 15:47 | 830668 dark pools of soros
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surreal... merry christmas for broken window economics

Sun, 12/26/2010 - 16:08 | 830694 Cursive
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Wow.  Posted almost the exact same thing, including use of "juxtaposition" above, before I read this post.  :D

Sun, 12/26/2010 - 23:06 | 831127 Oh regional Indian
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Cursive, was just reading the thread and thought the same thing.

For a moment I thought that was me writing up-thread, cursively of course ;-)


Mon, 12/27/2010 - 12:28 | 831643 old naughty
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Guess they won't get away with "We were expecting good run..." on that one.

In-sensitive bitchez.

Let's just say Not-too-bad 2011 to all.

Sun, 12/26/2010 - 15:22 | 830637 High Plains Drifter
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You can call me Jay, you can call me Ray.

Sun, 12/26/2010 - 14:55 | 830594 Azannoth
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We need more private sector in space exploration

Sun, 12/26/2010 - 16:06 | 830692 gloomboomdoom
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JFK was a doomer and failed President. I agree. Moon Landing Conspiracy, bitchez.

Here is a nice TD for you, sir. HOW DOES IT FEEL!?!?!?! haha

Sun, 12/26/2010 - 17:18 | 830759 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Failed President?  Jack and his brother did more for the country than anyone since.  And you as an amateur astronomer?

Sun, 12/26/2010 - 15:00 | 830604 Jimmy Twinkle
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Initial reports seem to suggest that the late addition of a 

5gB hard disk to the satellites payload manifest may

have contributed to the launch failure.

Sun, 12/26/2010 - 15:01 | 830608 nasa
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I guess we can rule out the Indians on who fired the missle off the CA coast last month.

Sun, 12/26/2010 - 15:23 | 830639 High Plains Drifter
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These are the same guys that are going to start making ten dollar lap tops. Thanks but no thanks. I think I will save myself the ten bucks.

Sun, 12/26/2010 - 20:09 | 830977 merehuman
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Ta Ta, waves, going lower

Sun, 12/26/2010 - 20:46 | 831013 palmereldritch
Sun, 12/26/2010 - 15:02 | 830611 Oh regional Indian
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I hope it was just one of those things??? 

that was a lame comment from a commentator who goes by only one name.

And the rocket was actually destroyed from the ground as it was veering dangerously off course.

We really have better things to do with our money.


I ask again and again and again, where do we fit?



Sun, 12/26/2010 - 15:18 | 830630 ebworthen
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Better things?

No, no. 

They needed to have the satellite orbiting to enable the broadcast of pictures of unrealistically beautiful people grooming and consuming and pursuing narcissistic goals of sexual, gastronomical, and material gratification; while having people pay to watch it all and feel inadequate.

I would say they should have consulted NASA - but NASA slammed a hundred millions $omething'$ probe into Mars because they didn't convert English to Metric in one component.

Sun, 12/26/2010 - 15:26 | 830640 High Plains Drifter
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You think they would use some of that hard earned IMF money on cleaning up the Ganges and getting all of those dead bodies out of there.

Sun, 12/26/2010 - 15:30 | 830641 Oh regional Indian
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eb, spot on regarding the NASA reference. As I had to point out to an offensive Englishman downthread, Challenger And Columbia and the Apollo guys who were killed on the test pad... space is a high stakes game.

Just like CERN is a high stakes game.

The whole space race and now supposed war (young english hacker facing extradition to the US, his finding is just mind-boggling, Gary McKinnon, but he apparently found US Space Command with fleet details and names)...

Maybe NASA is just training ground for Space Command.

The rest is just public distraction.

It sure has the sense of a grand plan or a scheme.... fascinating.


Sun, 12/26/2010 - 15:33 | 830654 King_of_simpletons
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Why do you keep defending when you are offended ? Just let it go. There are assholes everywhere. There are assholes who want all the jews killed. There are assholes who want indian 'vermins' exterminated. Don't feed these assholes. Let it go. You will be wasting a lot of kilo joules arguing with these trolls.

Sun, 12/26/2010 - 23:15 | 831128 Oh regional Indian
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KOS, good advice and taken to heart.



Sun, 12/26/2010 - 17:05 | 830753 Misstrial
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"Maybe NASA is just training ground for Space Command."


As the spouse of a NASA engineer, I would like to be the first to tell you that you are quite wrong. Next time, try to get it right.


Sun, 12/26/2010 - 17:42 | 830784 King_of_simpletons
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I am sure spouses of NASA engineers are debriefed on national security apparatus.

Mon, 12/27/2010 - 12:35 | 831657 old naughty
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"...grand plan or a scheme...fascinating"

Looking for doomsday prticle, out to meet or preparing war with the aliens?

May be mending the matrix to better-control us sheeples?

Fascinating madness.

Mon, 12/27/2010 - 01:49 | 831260 Saxxon
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This brings back memories of the Challenger 1986 with the school teacher on board.  I remember watching that thing explode standing in the chow hall at Futenma Air Station. We as humans are not getting any farther out into the solar system; the real PTB are not going to allow the contagion any further.

Sun, 12/26/2010 - 15:06 | 830614 London Dude Trader
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When I saw that on TV yesterday for a second I thought another one of Falcone's satellites had gone up in smoke... Anyway so much for the Indian Space Agency, they better stick to what they do best ie making curry. 

Sun, 12/26/2010 - 15:16 | 830631 Oh regional Indian
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That was a lame and dimwitted and overtly racial comment. No surprise from an uncouth englishman.

Heard of the Space shuttle's' Challenger and Columbia?

So what would you suggest NASA do, since Indian's should make curry powder?

Try cracking this lame line to an Indian waiter next time you are in an Indian restaurant, clumsily, messily eating curry chicken and washing it down with a warm one.


Sun, 12/26/2010 - 15:28 | 830642 vamsy
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Come on dude. If the previous comment was racial then what is yours?

It's OK. Science works this way - It's OK to fail sometimes. I would be very suspicious if everything works (espcecially rocket science) all the time.

Sun, 12/26/2010 - 15:35 | 830657 Oh regional Indian
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Vamsy-da, it is okay.

innately rude people only understand rudeness and his silly, dim-witted comment proved him as such. TO me anyways.



Sun, 12/26/2010 - 16:23 | 830713 trav7777
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calm down, mera dhost

Sun, 12/26/2010 - 23:16 | 831130 Oh regional Indian
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Hah, very good Trav, you've obviously worked with a few H1B's eh?


Sun, 12/26/2010 - 16:42 | 830733 London Dude Trader
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Yes since you brought it up, I'm well aware of what waiters in Indian curry houses are capable of doing. A few years ago a female police detective and one of her girlfriends went for an Indian meal in Birmingham, UK. One of the  waiters in the restaurant very inappropriately made persistent advances on the policewoman, who incidentally had just lost her husband, and was obviously turned down by her. Since the woman wasn't very hungry she didn't eat most of her main course and asked that it be put in a bag so that she could take it away with her. As soon as she got home she started feeling very ill - food poisoning. The next day she took the rest of the meal she'd had put in a bag to the police lab for analysis. Guess what they found, among other nasty stuff: HUMAN SEMEN. So yes, even though I love Indian food, I'm always careful what I talk about when I'm dining at an Indian restaurant.


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