stuff that’s hard to do (India edition)

Who wants to see 104 satellites launched on one booster?
I do! I do!” is the proper response.

~ vid ~
~ background story ~

Since India can pull-off this kind of thing, mebbe I’ll give “William” a bit more credibility next time I call tech support.

When they get to spittin’ out ‘em nanosatellites, it looks like brass bein’ ejected durin’ rapid-fire.

(What? Well, offhand, I’d say they got a really good deal on a couple cases of iPhones.)


  1. WeeBrowser
    Posted February 17, 2017 at 6:38 pm |

    “Bombs Away! I’ve always wanted to say that.”

    First. Wait until the corrupt Indian bureaucracy finds out how profitable their space agency is.
    B. Good thing there were subtitles I couldn’t understand him. It was over halfway thru the video before I realized he was speaking English.

  2. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted February 17, 2017 at 10:02 pm |

    104 satellites? That’s more than the number of muzzies NASA has put in orbit.

  3. Thunderbottom
    Posted February 18, 2017 at 7:49 am |

    Did they mention what the purpose of these satellites were?

  4. DougM (easily entertained)
    Posted February 18, 2017 at 8:14 am |

    ^ Yeah, it’s in the background story link.
    Evidently, the nanosats are magnetically stabilized to do imagery (hence, the iPHone joke).
    No idea what their capability or mission is;
    but when you have an Indian launch vehicle, a hunnert satellites at once, and ejected-brass imagery, well, I’m your man.

  5. Posted February 18, 2017 at 12:08 pm |

    That voice of the video narrator is the same as the guy who called me to tell me my computer had been hacked and he could fix it for $500.

  6. mech
    Posted February 19, 2017 at 10:09 am |

    *insert image of Indian train with hundreds of peeps hanging off the sides*

    Cool stuff. Awaiting the data from the satcloud.