You can guarantee
Someone will encourage a young kid to do a logo with this theme
earth in the centre
2 satellites opposite each other orbiting the earth
a friendly hand coming out of each satellite ...
Good news for those in the UK with primary school-aged kids and wondering what to do when the next bout of home-schooling hits: design a logo for the first UK satellite launches. 2022 could be a big year for launching satellites from Blighty's shores as the first launchers gear up for a historic blast-off. Assuming the …
Great (or perhaps twisted) minds think alike! :-D
It'll be the 2012 Olympics logo competition all over again! (Sadly, the BBC, err, pulled the original entry from its site). And then when even the official logo doesn't seem to have a particularly happy ending for poor Lisa Simpson, well… If you were a particularly lazy kid, you could probably find a picture of Bezos's "New Shepard" rocket just at lift-off, with a couple of large round exhaust smoke vortexes either side of the base…
so what was the point of the poll? Presumably a cheap publicity stunt as well? The point is that it just sent a message: we can let you play and pretend like we care what you think, but WE DECIDE THE WINNTER.
btw, I didn't vote, but I did feel it was a slap in the face, like a PARENT telling a CHILD they can chose whether they want an ice-cream or a walk. And when the child decides to have an ice-cream, the parent turns round and says: OH, HOW LOVELY, BUT I'M AFRAID WE. ARE. GOING. FOR. A. WALK.
Would be cool if there was a reference to the British Black Arrow rocket and the British Prospero satellite (launched 1971-10-28 from Woomera, South Australia). Or if you wanted to go a bit older the very first British satellite Ariel 1 (launched 1962-04-26 from Cape Canaveral), which was damaged about 2 months later by US Starfish Prime high-altitude nuclear test (1962-07-09).
Back in t'day when I wor a young researcher (and dinosaurs roamed the Earth)
There was a
French European plan to launch a couple of French European astronauts in a Apollo capsule with wings SpacePlane on top of a French European rocket to demonstrate the superiority of French European technology.
Suspicious that this was a French plot to engrandise France the Brits not only vetoed the program but introduced a law banning British involvement in any ESA manned mission
Among the UK scientists the mission, officially Hermes, was known as "Frogs in Spaaaaaaace"
@Yet Another Anonymous coward
You have some kind of, sadly fairly common, mental sickness regarding the French, sad.
Yes, they beat Britain in aeronautics and they are still miles ahead, still second only to the USA.
Get over it, the first flight across the channel was from France to Britain.
As for the Hermes project.
"When both Russia and ESA joined up with NASA to build the International Space Station, the immediate need for a European crew transport system disappeared as both Russia and the USA had existing capabilities that did not need expansion. Accordingly, ESA decided to abandon the Hermes project. "
And indeed frogs reached space a long time ago.
When a man walks down the street constantly wanking publicly people in the end start to consider him a rather odd piece of shit.
Just pointing out that historically, launcher programs (prior to SpaceX) had precisely 2 roles.
To hide/spread the cost of your ICBM program.
To demonstrate your national/economic/cultural superiority over the "other".
(And in the case of ISS - to give a funding to your defense companies now that WWIII wasn't on the cards and to stop the USSR's rocket scientists switching to Islam)
Yeah, I think someone ought to tell them that that's the wrong way to space, you need to go UP. If you launch a supersonic rocket westwards across the Atlantic, you might soon find several heading the other way in our direction, and they won't have happy kid-designed logos on the side either.
"But if you launch eastwards from Cornwall you can hit Belgium"
Or maybe, if we're really lucky, London. That could solve multiple problems at a stroke! Apologies to those of you who end up being collateral damage, however.
The UK had space launch ability about 60 years ago but the US persuaded them to give it up. The only country to give up space.
Same applies to UK Nukes. USA persuaded them to give it up. Also UK is the only country to give up their nukes. All bought/rented from the USA for the last 60+ years.
The UK, esp. Scotland is so far north that only transpolar and LEO is viable. There is a good reason why even the Russians and US use Europe's Space port in South America, near the Equator. Also Canada and other non-EU countries are ESA members. While the EU contributes, not all EU countries are in the ESA.
Those folk in Surrey do great satellites, but likely they will move due to Brexit.
And we also gave the yanks money for the missile development/maintainance sites.
It was only the fact us brits made a better H-bomb than the yanks did that led to them offering the co-operation in the first place (plus them later admitting that kicking us off the A-bomb programs after WW2 was particually dumb (but then a politician did that who did not have the security clearance to even know how much british tech was in the US bomb program did that)
Anyway back to the biggest question of all
If bozo johnson the clown enters , which age group do we put him in?
The main contributors to ESA are:
France 26.9 %
Germany 21.1 %
Italy 13.7 %
Britain 9.5 %
Spain 5.1 %
"The EU member states provide most of ESA's funding, and they are all either full ESA members or observers."
"Some 20 per cent of the funds managed by ESA now originate from the supranational budget of the European Union. In recent years the ties between ESA and the European institutions have been reinforced by the increasing role that space plays in supporting Europe's social, political and economic policies. ".
For those interested you find the information in the Wikipedia.
"Arianespace "is the marketing and sales organization for the European space industry and various component suppliers."
The primary shareholders of Arianespace are its suppliers, in various European nations. Arianespace had 24 shareholders in 2008, 21 in 2014,and just 17 as of October 2018."
"In 2015, Arianespace shareholding was restructured due to the creation of Airbus Safran Launchers (later renamed ArianeGroup), which is tasked with developing and manufacturing the Ariane 6 carrier rocket. Industrial groups Airbus and Safran pooled their shares along with the French government's CNES stake to form a partnership company holding just under 74% of Arianespace shares, while the remaining 26% is spread across suppliers in nine countries including further Airbus subsidiaries.".
As Germany and France are the "biggest" countries in ESA and EU it's ESA and EU.
Some countries understand that they are stronger when cooperating.