Trabant is the German word for satellite

nobbly

Regular Member
Joined
Jan 1, 2000
Messages
321
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Age
47
My Location
Not in UK
A meteor has only destroyed one satellite, which was the European Space Agency's Olympus in 1993

In 1983, a Japanese artist, Tadahiko Ogawa, made a copy of the Mona Lisa completely out of ordinary toast


no i'm not drunk.. Just some Amusing facts from http://www.amusingfacts.com/

nobbly
 

2old4this

Honorary Admin
Joined
Jan 1, 1999
Messages
1,658
Reaction score
0
Points
0
My Location
Cloud Cuckoo Land
Very nice.
I particularly liked the factoid "The average person spends two weeks of their life kissing." I still remember mine. It was in spring 1973. Since then it's been downhill all the way.
2old
 

leonardwolk

Regular Member
Joined
Oct 5, 2002
Messages
96
Reaction score
0
Points
0
My Satellite Setup
none
My Location
none
* Trabant is the German word for satellite.

Ehh, that site sucks, the whole site is a big joke, and trabant is definately not the word for satellite in german, the german word is as simple as: "satellit"
 

Channel Hopper

Suffering fools, so you don't have to.
Staff member
Joined
Jan 1, 2000
Messages
30,612
Reaction score
6,907
Points
113
Age
56
Website
www.sat-elite.uk
My Satellite Setup
A little less analogue, and a lot more crap.
My Location
UK
I heard that Olympus was broke by some over enthusiastic ground technician that tried to relocate one of the antennae on board and ended up pushing the orientation of the satellite panels away from the sun, causing it to drift when the batteries finally died

They did catch it and turn it back on after a year or so , but nothing was really salvageable. Nobody has any confirmation as to what happened to the technician
 

2old4this

Honorary Admin
Joined
Jan 1, 1999
Messages
1,658
Reaction score
0
Points
0
My Location
Cloud Cuckoo Land
@leonardwolk
er, "trabant" IS German for satellite. It's not the ONLY word for it, but it most definitely IS one of them... go check your dictionary.

2old
PS you're right about the joke bit. But after all, that's what it sets out to be. So big success then.
 

leonardwolk

Regular Member
Joined
Oct 5, 2002
Messages
96
Reaction score
0
Points
0
My Satellite Setup
none
My Location
none
Originally posted by 2old4this
@leonardwolk
er, "trabant" IS German for satellite. It's not the ONLY word for it, but it most definitely IS one of them... go check your dictionary.

2old
PS you're right about the joke bit. But after all, that's what it sets out to be. So big success then.

ok, maybe it is a east-german name for it, I have never heard of it and I AM from germany, but currently not living there, now I live in sweden.
 

2old4this

Honorary Admin
Joined
Jan 1, 1999
Messages
1,658
Reaction score
0
Points
0
My Location
Cloud Cuckoo Land
May be so. Interestingly, the East German car "Trabant" was named in honour of the Soviet "Sputnik" satellite...

2old
 

Channel Hopper

Suffering fools, so you don't have to.
Staff member
Joined
Jan 1, 2000
Messages
30,612
Reaction score
6,907
Points
113
Age
56
Website
www.sat-elite.uk
My Satellite Setup
A little less analogue, and a lot more crap.
My Location
UK

Attachments

  • TR.jpg
    TR.jpg
    29.4 KB · Views: 9

2cvbloke

Bulbs need shelter too...
Joined
Jan 5, 2006
Messages
9,763
Reaction score
1,804
Points
113
Age
35
My Satellite Setup
No satellite stuff for the moment (aside from a 43cm minidish that was on the house already), Samsung SyncMaster T27B550 Smart TV & Monitor, and a few computers...
My Location
Near Pontop Pike, Co. Durham
And the Trabant is still a stinky car...
 

rodscha

Member
Joined
Sep 7, 2010
Messages
426
Reaction score
95
Points
28
Age
65
Location
carcassonne south France(Languedoc)
My Satellite Setup
See signature
My Location
carcassonne south france,700ks south of Paris ,300k N of Barcelona
Nobbly 1 point !!!!
I found this
trabant may mean "satellite" just as "sputnik" in Russian(=road companion more or less)
and a satellite is kind of a space companion to its planet...
and a Trabant a road companion...
 
Top