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Started by Tinymcsmithy on Jun 26, 2020 9:54:54 PM
Halfwittery of an INTERGALACTIC nature as government buys the WRONG TYPE of broadband SATELLITE!

'We've bought the wrong satellites': UK tech gamble baffles experts.

The UK government’s plan to invest hundreds of millions of pounds in a satellite broadband company has been described as “nonsensical” by experts, who say the company doesn’t even make the right type of satellite the country needs after Brexit.

But Minister for Spacial Ingenuity, Alfred Cuthbert-Barkington was not put out. “This is the kind of British ingenuity that made this country great. You won’t get the wrong kind of snow under our glorious post-Brexit watch, oh no“ said Alf, sucking on a Woodbine.

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/jun/26/sa
tellite-experts-oneweb-investment-uk-galileo-brexit

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Verdigris - 26 Jun 2020 21:59:20 (#1 of 28)

<resists temptation to nick Mach's "Gammoneo" quip>

Tinymcsmithy - 26 Jun 2020 22:01:05 (#2 of 28)

“The fundamental starting point is, yes, we’ve bought the wrong satellites,” said Dr Bleddyn Bowen, a space policy expert at the University of Leicester.

Giles Thorne, a research analyst at Jeffries, agreed. “This situation is nonsensical to me,” he said. “This situation looks like nationalism trumping solid industrial policy.”

bossab2 - 26 Jun 2020 23:07:45 (#3 of 28)

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Streak_(missi
le)


We are good at this kind of thing...

machiavelli - 26 Jun 2020 23:50:16 (#4 of 28)

<resists temptation to nick Mach's "Gammoneo" quip>

Be my guest. Something of me may live on ;-)

DesEsseintes - 27 Jun 2020 15:49:06 (#5 of 28)

Can they take it back to the shop?

angelico - 27 Jun 2020 15:55:54 (#6 of 28)

Surely they still have the receipt?

Snarlygog - 27 Jun 2020 16:24:09 (#7 of 28)

Such superb breeding has lead us to this.

quattrobhoy - 27 Jun 2020 17:05:45 (#8 of 28)

Have they yet said that they "followed the science"?

FredDee - 27 Jun 2020 17:14:09 (#9 of 28)

Minister for Spacial Ingenuity

Please. Some joker made up that title.

Snarlygog - 27 Jun 2020 17:25:08 (#10 of 28)

Should have been a Tsar of space comms n

nemo75 - 27 Jun 2020 17:28:34 (#11 of 28)

This is the officials fault, of course.

InternationalVicar - 27 Jun 2020 17:30:43 (#12 of 28)

they're cheap though, which is nice.

browserbutton - 27 Jun 2020 17:34:21 (#13 of 28)

"In space, nobody can hear Dominic Cummings the SKREAMING SKULL!"

BBBilly - 27 Jun 2020 17:43:03 (#14 of 28)

A government spokesman said that they were the same design that the Federation use to warn of Klingon attacks.

FleurDuMal - 27 Jun 2020 17:45:37 (#15 of 28)

Such superb breeding has lead us to this.

Inbreeding

Tinymcsmithy - 27 Jun 2020 21:22:53 (#16 of 28)

Please. Some joker made up that title.



Yes.

raymie - 29 Jun 2020 06:11:30 (#17 of 28)

Spatial, ffs

Tinymcsmithy - 29 Jun 2020 07:27:48 (#18 of 28)

SPACE!

quartus - 29 Jun 2020 08:28:09 (#19 of 28)

“What’s happened is that the very talented lobbyists at OneWeb have convinced the government that we can completely redesign some of the satellites to piggyback a navigation payload on it."

tasselhoff - 29 Jun 2020 08:37:31 (#20 of 28)

Except they're LEO, which is a different orbit to GPS satellites.

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