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Old 06-06-2017, 05:24 PM
Disheavel Disheavel is offline
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How about something whose mass and operational energy is limited to the bare minimum and yet is able to function for 20 years? They can't put high powered computers into probes for a variety of reasons- energy use, cooling needs, effects of radiation on small circuits, robustness, communication is far more limiting than computational power. But I would bet that there are many wasted grams of material on the overall spacecraft.

The Burj Dubai has dozens of people working in maintanence around the clock- it is certainly not supreme engineered.

Last edited by Disheavel; 06-06-2017 at 05:25 PM.