Thursday, November 15, 2012

Russians Lose Control of Satellites -- Is LIPA Involved?

A road crew near Moscow accidentally cut a communications cable and now Russia has lost control of most of its civilian satellites.

“Communications have been lost between civilian ground-based tracking, command and control stations,” the source told RIA Novosti, according to Satnews.

It will require at least 48 hours to fix the problem, the source said. This could place on hold the return of three personnel from the International Space Station.

Americans can't talk -- we have the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA). While LIPA probably had nothing to do with the Russian cable problem, they've certainly treated some American customers like they were in Siberia.

LIPA received a subpoena Wednesday in response to their bungled response to Hurricane Sandy.

About the photo: Screenshot from Le Voyage dans la lune (A Trip to the Moon) (1902), a film classic by Georges Méliès

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