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Launch your own!

Taking advantage of the good weather and a favourable exchange rate, I made and launched my own satellite this launchtime. I popped my EM-5 in it, lit the fuse and retired.

I discovered I wasn't able to retire so I recovered it after a few orbits of the earth.

I was particularly impressed with this view of the Upper Nile. Experts may recognise the Quotidien Depression.




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Re: Launch your own!

I'm glad you said where it was, I thought there was an awful lot of yellow snow if it was Canada.
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Re: Launch your own!

Ah, it looks like you are developing your own space program in parallel with North Korea. They both look a bit flakey.
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Hmm. Yes. That would be hard to swallow....
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Ah, it looks like you are developing your own space program in parallel with North Korea.
Odd you should mention the DPRNK. They did contact my carpet cleaning company recently. They were very excited about my new, clear, pile restorer. I told them it bombed, so I dropped it. Now they won't leave me alone.

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Please send details urgently

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... new, clear, pile restorer.
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Odd you should mention the DPRNK. They did contact my carpet cleaning company recently. They were very excited about my new, clear, pile restorer. I told them it bombed, so I dropped it. Now they won't leave me alone.

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Expect the CIA, FBI, Mi6 any time, you know they monitor calls.
Not to mention the Spanish Inquisition, but nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!
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Re: Launch your own!

Brilliant!
I always wondered how they did those "false colour" satellite shots.
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Re: Launch your own!

Brilliant! I think you need to reset your white balance as the altitude has changed the colours, the sea in that area should be blue. Had you IS on?
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Re: Launch your own!

Very nice observation
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Re: Launch your own!

I know my geography's a bit rusty, but not sure that's the Nile.
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I know my geography's a bit rusty, but not sure that's the Nile.
Yes, you are quite right. It's the Black Sea.

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Re: Launch your own!

Ah so I got it wrong colour balance perfect I was looking at it up side down and thought it the blue Nile not the Black sea it is now all clear.
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