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Offline Nemesis

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Voyager 1
« on: April 23, 2024, 01:32:43 pm »
Voyager 1 is back in operation.  The Energizer bunny has nothing on Voyager.
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Re: Voyager 1
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2024, 08:47:33 am »
Voyager 1 is back in operation.  The Energizer bunny has nothing on Voyager.

They just don't make them like they used to!
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Re: Voyager 1
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2024, 05:31:42 pm »
Do you think that Voyager 1 would still be running if it had been made in China??  ::)
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Re: Voyager 1
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2024, 02:48:32 am »
Do you think that Voyager 1 would still be running if it had been made in China??  ::)

With the technology they had in 1977?  Of course not.  It wouldn't have made it to orbit let alone where it is. 
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Re: Voyager 1
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2024, 01:40:26 am »
Panzergranate was referring to the Chinese lack of concern about customer satisfaction and their penchant for corruption, leading to "tofu dregs construction."  We still experience poorly manufactured crap in our stores.  We know they do some things right, like the 3 Gorges Dam.  If it were made like an ordinary infrastructure project, it would have killed millions of people, by now.  As it is product of hubris, to begin with, the dam is damned to collapse, before its time.
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Re: Voyager 1
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2024, 01:05:46 am »
How far could it go if we could have built it with today's tech?  Could we have made it smaller and potentially faster, or could we have used the reduced weight to give it more plutonium.  Its  estimated that after 2035 there won't be enough power to run any of the instruments.

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Re: Voyager 1
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2024, 05:46:56 pm »
If I remember right, it's running on Motorola 8 bit 6800 CPUs, which were the cutting edge of CPU technology, back then. Other options were the Intel 8080 and Signetics 2650, both of which are a tad lame, by comparison. The 2650 is rumoured to use female logic (my first computer (in 1977) used a 2650 CPU).
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