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The Menace - Pt 19

May 30th, 2007, 7:00 pm

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Author's Comments:

Reply RyanMC, May 30th, 2007, 6:55 pm

They’ve been up there for quite a while.

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User's Comments:

Reply supercomputer276, May 30th, 2007, 7:20 pm

When's that thing going to fall out of orbit?

Reply XSarustaX, May 30th, 2007, 7:38 pm

Poor Chronos.

Reply AMJZero, May 31st, 2007, 12:54 am

@ Supercomputer It'll fall out of orbit as soon as RyanMC desides to let it fall.

Reply koocanusa, May 31st, 2007, 1:04 am

Ah yes, it is moving at the speed of plot. it moves exactly as fast as it needs to be to arrive at the exact point needed to continue the plot line.

anyways, it's not like crono has any room to talk (the Menace-Pt.17)

Reply DementedKitsune (Guest), May 31st, 2007, 9:13 am

It won't fall out of orbit for a LONG time, not without help anyway. If you launch something at the right angle towards a planet it will enter a self-sustaining orbit, at least for a decade or two before the orbit decays enough for it to enter the atmosphere and burn up n.n

Reply random dude (Guest), May 31st, 2007, 9:32 am

What do you mean by "IF YOU LET HIM SING THAT @%@$@# SONG ONE MORE @#$@$$% TIME..." Who's she talking to?

Reply Angel85, May 31st, 2007, 12:05 pm

I'm guessing ADAM is singing the song while timesharing Samus' cerebral cortex, and Crono is telling her to stop letting him do that, and don't forget he has tourettes or something like that.

Also, a large orbiting space vehicle can have its orbit decayed in a relatively short time, if its close enough. A real life example would be skylab, the first US space station, its orbit was pretty stable until sunspot activity peaked on its 11 year cycle. The increased solar activity caused the outer layers of the atmosphere to bloat out, producing drag on the station that caused it to fall out of orbit and burn up. Uh...but I'm sure this escape pod is designed for re-entry...hopefully.

Reply random dude (Guest), June 1st, 2007, 9:31 am

Or maybe its Chrono who's singing, and Samus is yelling at Adam for letting Chrono sing that song.

On another note, aren't all escape pods equipped to with stand everything. If they didn't, what's the point of using them if it's just going to burn up on re-entry? I'd rather stay on the ship!

Reply DementedKitsune (Guest), June 1st, 2007, 9:39 am

The escape pod ISN'T a large space vehicle, it's basically almost two small for Crono and Samus, such is the nature of escape pods. As for being build for re-entry, yeah on a trajectory that is straghter downward, but a decayed orbit decent is almost horizontal and thus the re-entry process is elongated so long that only something completely indestructible is guaranteed not to burn up in the upper atmosphere. It's ADAM singing, you can tell by the green speech box which only ADAM has for his speech, and Crono is the one with the swearing during regular speech problem. Sorry if I sound like a know it all, I've just watched so many space shows with decaying orbit events that I 'know' how it works.

Reply Tatsurou, June 1st, 2007, 11:36 am

They're going to be rescued by the Ridley-X!

Reply Angel85, June 1st, 2007, 11:53 am

waaaiiit a second Kitsune. As I recall, entering the atmosphere at a lower angle means less velocity, so there is less atmospheric drag and therefore less frictional heat, if you plunged straight down into it your velocity would be much higher and the frictional heat would melt or burn your spacecraft. I learned that from books on space programs, information straight from NASA and other space agencies.

Reply DementedKitsune (Guest), June 2nd, 2007, 12:43 pm

Yeah, if you're controlling your velocity, but when you're being dragged out of orbit or pushed your velocity is uncontrolled and generally causes you to move too fast at the wrong angle. Reentry is a tricky business, too steep or too slow at too great a velocity and you're crispy people pieces. If they fell at a relatively low velocity at first they'd still by screwed though since the pod has no thrusters with which to slow itself it would rapidly accelerate and burn up anyway. That is why decaying orbits end in disaster if not fixed :P

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