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   NORAD says Best Korea's new satellite is spinning out of control. Mariana Trench put on alert

12 Dec 2012 08:25 PM   |   15497 clicks   |   Gizmodo
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Shadow Blasko     
Best GIF of 2012... right there.

12 Dec 2012 05:46 PM
luniz5monody     
Came here to say what he said. Best Gif 2012.

12 Dec 2012 06:04 PM
Snarfangel     
THEY MEANT TO DO THAT!

12 Dec 2012 06:09 PM
unyon    [TotalFark]  

luniz5monody: Came here to say what he said. Best Gif 2012.


I'm tempted to agree, but there could have been a bit more spinning to really put it over the top.

12 Dec 2012 06:12 PM
unyon    [TotalFark]  

luniz5monody: Came here to say what he said. Best Gif 2012.


I withdraw my unwavering support of this gif. I've just been to the Carmen Electra link. The jury is out.

12 Dec 2012 06:34 PM
unyon    [TotalFark]  

unyon: luniz5monody: Came here to say what he said. Best Gif 2012.

I withdraw my unwavering support of this gif. I've just been to the Carmen Electra link. The jury is out.


Gaah. Here's the link

12 Dec 2012 06:35 PM
Shadow Blasko     

unyon: luniz5monody: Came here to say what he said. Best Gif 2012.

I withdraw my unwavering support of this gif. I've just been to the Carmen Electra link. The jury is out.


Can't like her. Went to school with her in Cincy.

12 Dec 2012 06:56 PM
Indubitably     
P.S. Quit launching over Japan, or face the destruction of every item you float ever. Word.

12 Dec 2012 08:29 PM
Quantum Apostrophe     
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12 Dec 2012 08:30 PM
gingerjet     
A link from a real news page versus bitter no talent children

12 Dec 2012 08:32 PM
BakaDono     
Time to get the Planetes crew up and running...

12 Dec 2012 08:32 PM
Tommyknocker2121     
I submitted it because of the gif lol

12 Dec 2012 08:33 PM
jimpoz     
Is NORAD sure that's not just Santa Claus?

12 Dec 2012 08:33 PM
Indubitably     

gingerjet: A link from a real news page versus bitter no talent children

To diss


12 Dec 2012 08:33 PM
Gosling     
North Korea had better hope to hell that that ISN'T a nuclear warhead, and if so, that it doesn't hit something and go blooey. If it even so much as falls in a random spot in the Mauritanian desert, if it detonates, Kim's ass will be joining it in Mauritania for all the Western missiles blowing it there.

12 Dec 2012 08:34 PM
VTGremlin     
I guess the new Red Dawn isn't so silly now after all, is it?

12 Dec 2012 08:34 PM
AverageAmericanGuy    [TotalFark]  

Indubitably: P.S. Quit launching over Japan, or face the destruction of every item you float ever. Word.


The Japanese can't even detect the launch. They rely on the American forces in the area to notify the Japanese that something is going on.

The missile took 10 minutes to fly from Best Korea to the Philippines. If they wanted to, the North Koreans could hit Tokyo before anyone had time to react.

12 Dec 2012 08:35 PM
Indubitably     

AverageAmericanGuy: Indubitably: P.S. Quit launching over Japan, or face the destruction of every item you float ever. Word.

The Japanese can't even detect the launch. They rely on the American forces in the area to notify the Japanese that something is going on.

The missile took 10 minutes to fly from Best Korea to the Philippines. If they wanted to, the North Koreans could hit Tokyo before anyone had time to react.


NSS?

12 Dec 2012 08:36 PM
Silly Jesus     
They must be using Apple maps.

12 Dec 2012 08:36 PM
GreenSun     
Can't somebody just capture the thing with a net and send it back crashing down to Best Korea? Blowing it up in space wouldn't be a good idea because the fragments might hit friendly space things.

12 Dec 2012 08:37 PM
crotchgrabber     
It's a big boy!

12 Dec 2012 08:37 PM
crabsno termites     
How 'bout this: in a gesture of goodwill, the ISS (is it still functional? not a newsie) retrieves, relaunches in a stable attitude so Best K has weather monitoring capability.

/After a little tweaking, of course.

12 Dec 2012 08:38 PM
Gosling     

GreenSun: Can't somebody just capture the thing with a net and send it back crashing down to Best Korea? Blowing it up in space wouldn't be a good idea because the fragments might hit friendly space things.


If we had that technology, we'd be using it on the random space junk already up there. That thing is going to hit whatever it's going to hit.

12 Dec 2012 08:38 PM
desertfool    [TotalFark]  
As I was driving home from work tonight I thought "Where is that f*cker going to fall back and how soon?"

Then I was reminded of the scene in "Dogs In Space" (obscure, don't try) where they try to fake pieces of Skylab to get some money. So if the Best Korean Space Shiat (TM) falls in my yard, do I get rich?

12 Dec 2012 08:40 PM
GanjSmokr     

12 Dec 2012 08:41 PM
thenooch     

gingerjet: A link from a real news page versus bitter no talent children


They need a better gif generator

12 Dec 2012 08:42 PM
Gosling     

crabsno termites: How 'bout this: in a gesture of goodwill, the ISS (is it still functional? not a newsie) retrieves, relaunches in a stable attitude so Best K has weather monitoring capability.

/After a little tweaking, of course.


At the speeds things are going in orbit, you could damn near liquify the ISS hulls with a single random stray screw. That's all it takes. It's all they can do to get the important stuff out of the way when a piece of junk they know the trajectory of is coming near. A randomly-flailing whatzahoozit from North Korea is sooner or later going to slam into something important that doesn't know which way to dodge, probably sooner.

12 Dec 2012 08:42 PM
ItchyMcDoogle     
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Lex Luthor Unavailable for comment

//Will stay in Otisburg

12 Dec 2012 08:43 PM
crazytrain     
In unrelated news, the US Air Force just launched another X-37B test vehicle.

12 Dec 2012 08:44 PM
upndn     
1. ????????
2. Blow up stuff
3. Profit

12 Dec 2012 08:44 PM
Indubitably     

crazytrain: In unrelated news, the US Air Force just launched another X-37B test vehicle.


Grab it.

*)

12 Dec 2012 08:46 PM
Indubitably     

Indubitably: crazytrain: In unrelated news, the US Air Force just launched another X-37B test vehicle.

Grab it.

*)


P.S. To ribbit, as in a frog vocalizing...

12 Dec 2012 08:46 PM
Ivo Shandor    [TotalFark]  

GanjSmokr: Track it


Heavens Above also has an entry for it.

1 39026U 12072A 12347.60979993 .00129551 00000-0 79618-2 0 55
2 39026 097.4072 036.5330 0064702 173.0179 187.1881 15.07721442 94

Epoch (UTC): 12 December 2012 14:38:06
Eccentricity: 0.0064702
inclination: 97.4072°
perigee height: 498 km
apogee height: 588 km
right ascension of ascending node: 36.5330°
argument of perigee: 173.0179°
revolutions per day: 15.07721442
mean anomaly at epoch: 187.1881°
orbit number at epoch: 9

Even if it is "spinning out of control" it seems to be in a decent orbit. For comparison the ISS is currently orbiting between:
perigee height: 399 km
apogee height: 422 km

12 Dec 2012 08:47 PM
BravadoGT    [TotalFark]  
North Koreans build dirty bomb, make it resemble a satellite. Launch it into orbit, where it "spins out of control" until it finally comes down in a fine mist over some US suburban area.

PROFIT.

Best thing: the world knows they suck at this stuff. So have plausible deniability.

12 Dec 2012 08:47 PM
LoneVVolf     
+2 Kudos for the hilarious header graphic.
-257 Kudos for using a 2,080kb 300 frame .gif. This is 2012.

12 Dec 2012 08:48 PM
way south     
...To the surprise of absolutely no one.

12 Dec 2012 08:48 PM
Heamer     
Wouldn't it be hilarious if it fell right back on top of them?

12 Dec 2012 08:48 PM
oldcrow95     
anyone notice the altitude on the tracker is dropping

12 Dec 2012 08:53 PM
crazytrain     

Indubitably: Indubitably: crazytrain: In unrelated news, the US Air Force just launched another X-37B test vehicle.

Grab it.

*)

P.S. To ribbit, as in a frog vocalizing...


*whoosh* hey, must be a draft in here.

12 Dec 2012 08:53 PM
lifeboat     
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12 Dec 2012 08:54 PM
Indubitably     

crazytrain: Indubitably: Indubitably: crazytrain: In unrelated news, the US Air Force just launched another X-37B test vehicle.

Grab it.

*)

P.S. To ribbit, as in a frog vocalizing...

*whoosh* hey, must be a draft in here.

To vocalize


12 Dec 2012 08:55 PM
dopirt     
It's over Best Carolina right now.

12 Dec 2012 08:55 PM
Indubitably     

lifeboat: [oi47.tinypic.com image 640x516]


Blueberry, hopefully.

12 Dec 2012 08:55 PM
Thosw     

ItchyMcDoogle: [www.millionaireplayboy.com image 400x250]

Lex Luthor Unavailable for comment

//Will stay in Otisburg


I would gladly have spent some time in Teschmacher Peaks.

12 Dec 2012 08:57 PM
VTGremlin     

dopirt: It's over Best Carolina right now.


Now it's in Canada. I had no idea they moved so damned fast. I guess I just never really though about it.

12 Dec 2012 08:58 PM
Gosling     
The altitude is one thing- if Angry Birds Space has taught me anything, satellite orbits can oval a little bit without hitting land. It's a decaying speed that's going to worry me a lot. We're at 7.65 right now; no idea what it's 7.65 of, but there you go.

12 Dec 2012 08:59 PM
JonnyG     

dopirt: It's over Best Carolina right now.


LOL. That thing's just cruisin', ain't it? You wouldn't even be able to catch it flying over, it's going so fast.

12 Dec 2012 08:59 PM
swannie     

Ivo Shandor: Heavens Above


Oh god, it's right over my house now.

12 Dec 2012 09:00 PM
KrispyKritter     
every day lil boots treachery power grows. instead of just leveling the luxury liner where campbell soup kid & his lackeys hang five and eliminating a threat just let the farker get more dangerous with each passing year. more fun that way, scare the mericanos. its easier to put out a fire thats still small, call me kookie. take out the garbage, clean up the mess, give Best Korea to China, wipe out honorable debt.

12 Dec 2012 09:02 PM
JonnyG     

JonnyG: dopirt: It's over Best Carolina right now.

LOL. That thing's just cruisin', ain't it? You wouldn't even be able to catch it flying over, it's going so fast.


Apparently, it's traveling at just over 17,000 mph. I wonder if this is normal for satellites?

12 Dec 2012 09:02 PM
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