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Ballistic Text

launch satellite constellation
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A multiple satellite launch with a number of highly visible (from earth) satellites, with the satellites positioned so as to form a word, so that the word can be seen in the night sky at certain times in certain places. Eg: B U Y ! ....or... S E L L ! ...or .... G E T F U C K E D !
Edie, Feb 19 2018

somewhat similar Seasonal_20Orbital_20Advertising_20Plan
if more grandiose. [FlyingToaster, Feb 20 2018]


       A ballstic projectile would not enter a stable orbit; its path is a parabola, modified by air resistance, the Coriolis force, and actions by a guidance system, if any.   

       A ballstic launch as described would therefore only produce the specified image for a single very brief period of time (as in a firework display), and would be visible only from a specific viewpoint.   

       [marked-for-editing], gross misincomprehnsifcationism of the meaning of the word "ballistic".
8th of 7, Feb 19 2018

       Well, what if you very carefully planned a ballistic launch. Then you accidentally aimed a bit high and a bit fast. But everything else was ballistic. There was gravity, and balls. But the ball could have been ballistically captured. Then it was in orbit. So it was not ballistic? It was a bad ballistic launch. It was fantastic.
mylodon, Feb 20 2018

       Were you afraid ? Were you petrified ? Kept thinkin' you could never live without someone by your side ?
8th of 7, Feb 20 2018

       No but, I am floating in a most peculiar way.
mylodon, Feb 20 2018

       And do the stars look very different today ?   

       If so, fret ye not. Planet Earth is blue, and there's nothing you can do.
8th of 7, Feb 20 2018

       well, at least MY tin can is a Campbell's Soup tin. Warhol would be proud. And I even remembered to bring a banana. So that when my left ballisticking to my right, I can amuse myself by keeping my eye peeled for satellite constellations in the shape of top supermarket products and luscious cigarette lips complete with swirling smoke. So sorry my idea was only half-baked, 8th of 7, but thats what I thought this site was for. Just leave what you can't eat on the side of the clutch plate, I won't be offended, and neither will my half-hearted oven.
Edie, Feb 22 2018


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