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Chinese Space Station crashing to Earth imminent

Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:32 pm

https://www.space.com/40076-chinese-spa ... guide.html

A substantial area of the US could be in the re-entry area, this would certainly be a spectacular light show!
 
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Re: Chinese Space Station crashing to Earth imminent

Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:35 pm

Quite a story, thanks for sharing.
Many happy landings, greetings from The Netherlands!
 
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Re: Chinese Space Station crashing to Earth imminent

Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:35 pm

We already have a thread on how the effects will affect aviation: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1389609


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Re: Chinese Space Station crashing to Earth imminent

Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:07 pm

The newest update from the ESA:

Tiangong will de-orbit between late night, March 31st, and late night, April 1st.
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Re: Chinese Space Station crashing to Earth imminent

Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:44 am

Southern Europe and Africa is safe.

When Tiangong-1 crashes between late night April 1st and the morning of April 2nd (UTC), they're asleep anyway.

http://blogs.esa.int/rocketscience/2018 ... y-updates/

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Re: Chinese Space Station crashing to Earth imminent

Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:35 am

Tiangong-1 has fallen to Earth across the south Pacific according to the Chinese space agency:
(CNN)China's Tiangong-1 space lab re-entered the Earth's atmosphere around 8.15 a.m. Monday (8:15 p.m. ET Sunday), China's Manned Space Agency said.
Tiangong-1 fell into the middle of the South Pacific, the space agency said.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/01/asia/tia ... index.html

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Re: Chinese Space Station crashing to Earth imminent

Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:37 am

Ahhhh, at least the Chinese managed to miss Australia, unlike NASA with SkyLab when I was a child!
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Re: Chinese Space Station crashing to Earth imminent

Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:02 pm

Any fish died?
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Re: Chinese Space Station crashing to Earth imminent

Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:49 pm

Tugger wrote:
Tiangong-1 has fallen to Earth across the south Pacific according to the Chinese space agency:
(CNN)China's Tiangong-1 space lab re-entered the Earth's atmosphere around 8.15 a.m. Monday (8:15 p.m. ET Sunday), China's Manned Space Agency said.
Tiangong-1 fell into the middle of the South Pacific, the space agency said.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/01/asia/tia ... index.html

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Weird how they classify STS-107 as the heaviest space debris to reenter uncontrolled so far.
 
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Re: Chinese Space Station crashing to Earth imminent

Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:01 pm

bunumuring wrote:
Ahhhh, at least the Chinese managed to miss Australia, unlike NASA with SkyLab when I was a child!
Cheers,
Bunumuring.


Well, at least NASA KNEW where is was going to come down....and could warn the populace.

China....not so much.
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Re: Chinese Space Station crashing to Earth imminent

Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:15 am

mxaxai wrote:
Weird how they classify STS-107 as the heaviest space debris to reenter uncontrolled so far.


Also, technically it was controlled up to the moment it broke apart.
 
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Re: Chinese Space Station crashing to Earth imminent

Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:12 am

bunumuring wrote:
Ahhhh, at least the Chinese managed to miss Australia, unlike NASA with SkyLab when I was a child!
Cheers,
Bunumuring.


So they miss out on being fined for illegal dumping/pollution. ;)

I'm sure there would have been people in the Chinese space program who would have seen it in a funny way, however dangerous it could have been. Thankfully it did return in a safe place.

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