16 September 2011
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Solar Explorer
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Oh NASA, why do you hurt us so?

Yesterday, NASA announced yet another “new” shuttle replacement project, called SLS or Space Launch System (was an acronym really necessary for that?). Looking like a photo-shopped Saturn V, the new launcher offers three to four times the lifting capability of the now retired Shuttle, which had to struggle into orbit with an airframe on it’s […]


12 September 2011
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Solar Explorer
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The quest for GRAIL

I’d completely forgotten that GRAIL was scheduled to launch over the weekend, so it was good news that it got off the ground safely. The GRAIL (Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory) mission features two probes that will take a leisurely trip to the moon over the next three months. On arrival, the twins will slip […]


9 September 2011
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Solar Explorer
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Not abandoning the International Space Station

I read with alarm last week that thanks to a Russian Soyuz failure on the 24th of August, there was a possibility that the current residents of the International Space Station will run out of packed lunches and have to abandon ship. I decided that I’d give it some time before I started parroting those […]


8 September 2011
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Saying goodbye to Google

Over the last four months I’ve turned from a naive Google fan-boy buying into the well known “Do no evil” motto, to a jaded app developer who thinks he’s seen it all (but probably hasn’t) on the front lines of the Android market. It’s been a wild ride, and it’s certainly not been fun. That’s […]


7 September 2011
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Solar Explorer
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The Google broke it edition

A new update for Solar Explorer today, and there’s no actual change. This release has been brought to you courtesy of Google deciding that the last update would work only on devices that supported landscape mode Not portrait or landscape view, landscape and only landscape. There’s only 23 devices with this kind of limitation. Solar […]