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Tiangong-1 space station to crash within weeks

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Astra.
1 hour ago, seanjo said:

So basically it could come down just about anywhere...

Yep, maybe even on your head ;)..

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Noteverythingisaconspiracy
1 hour ago, seanjo said:

 

So basically it could come down just about anywhere...

 

 

Not exactly. It can only come down between 42,7o north and 42,7o south latitude. Being in the UK you are quite safe.

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seanjo
1 hour ago, Astra. said:

Yep, maybe even on your head ;)..

vvvvvv...Ha! see...:P ...vvvvvv

1 hour ago, Noteverythingisaconspiracy said:

Not exactly. It can only come down between 42,7o north and 42,7o south latitude. Being in the UK you are quite safe.

 

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Astra.
5 minutes ago, seanjo said:

vvvvvv...Ha! see...:P ...vvvvvv

 

:tu:..

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Noteverythingisaconspiracy
1 hour ago, Astra. said:

:tu:..

Australia on the other hand............ lets just say watch your head. :whistle:

Anyway it is most likely to impact in the ocean or an uninhabited areas, provided it doesn't burn up in the athmosphere, in which case we are all safe. 

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pallidin

Pieces of it, I guess, might impact anywhere along the disintegration path.

Likely mostly small?? And likely in the ocean?? IDK.

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Astra.

According to the latest update, the space station will re-enter the atmosphere 'somewhere' over the Easter weekend.

http://www.spaceflightinsider.com/organizations/china-national-space-administration/tiangong-1-to-fall-to-earth-over-easter-weekend/

 

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Noteverythingisaconspiracy
27 minutes ago, Astra. said:

According to the latest update, the space station will re-enter the atmosphere 'somewhere' over the Easter weekend.

http://www.spaceflightinsider.com/organizations/china-national-space-administration/tiangong-1-to-fall-to-earth-over-easter-weekend/

 

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Astra.
9 minutes ago, Noteverythingisaconspiracy said:

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Noteverythingisaconspiracy
1 minute ago, Astra. said:

Afraid animated emoticon

Luckily I live so far north that it won't hit me.

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Astra.

:lol:..

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Noteverythingisaconspiracy

Here is what you do in case of nuclear attack falling space stations.

 

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Merc14
10 hours ago, Noteverythingisaconspiracy said:

Here is what you do in case of nuclear attack falling space stations.

 

I so remember hiding under my school desk during drills.  

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Jon the frog
On 3/27/2018 at 9:22 PM, Astra. said:

According to the latest update, the space station will re-enter the atmosphere 'somewhere' over the Easter weekend.

http://www.spaceflightinsider.com/organizations/china-national-space-administration/tiangong-1-to-fall-to-earth-over-easter-weekend/

 

Yes expected this Weekend !!! Someone have a good satellite tracking website ?

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Merc14
1 hour ago, Jon the frog said:

Yes expected this Weekend !!! Someone have a good satellite tracking website ?

Space.com has some links. The AZ observatory tracked it coming over the horizon but it was really moving fast and the telescope couldn't keep up.https://www.space.com/40107-chinese-space-station-falling-night-sky-visibility.html 

Heavens Above has a live track and if you enter your home lat/long it will show you when it may be visible from your location  http://www.heavens-above.com/GroundTrack.aspx

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Jon the frog
32 minutes ago, Merc14 said:

Space.com has some links. The AZ observatory tracked it coming over the horizon but it was really moving fast and the telescope couldn't keep up.https://www.space.com/40107-chinese-space-station-falling-night-sky-visibility.html 

Heavens Above has a live track and if you enter your home lat/long it will show you when it may be visible from your location  http://www.heavens-above.com/GroundTrack.aspx

Thank you !

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Merc14

ESA is now predicting the station will now fall to earth later in the day on April 1  https://www.space.com/40107-chinese-space-station-falling-night-sky-visibility.html 

An updated ESA forecast issued today (March 30) said the 8.5-metric-ton (9.4 tons) space lab will fall to Earth later in the day on April 1. That's because the sun's activity is weaker than expected, ESA explained.

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Astra.
9 hours ago, Jon the frog said:

Yes expected this Weekend !!! 

Yes, speaking of space stations Jon. I don't know if you recall. But in 1979 when Skylab broke up in orbit, it's debris fell across parts of the Nullarbor and the eastern goldfields in Australia that apparently caused quite a sensation at the time.

Anyway's, here is one of the articles about it if you're interested.

http://www.abc.net.au/local/photos/2009/07/09/2621733.htm

 

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susieice

It seems Pennsylvanians may be able to see the streaks from re-entry.

http://www.pennlive.com/news/2018/03/pa_is_among_the_places_where_t.html

I remember Skylab well. Do you remember the T-shirts with the bullseyes on them?

Or this stupid song?

 

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bison

The Livescience article, linked below, advises anyone finding fragments of the space station to let them be. They warn of toxic rocket fuel residue, and sharp metal edges. I should think they'd be very hot, as well.

They also note that the Chinese can still claim ownership of the wreckage, even after they've crashed it into someone else territory.

One of the narrow zones of highest impact probability, marked in yellow on the world map, comes very near my location, and covers a considerable swath across the middle latitudes of the U.S., and Southern Europe. 

http://www.livescience.com/62181-how-to-watch-crashing-space-station.html

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internetperson

Dumb question but I'm curious: Could missile defense systems take out a fragment if it came down to it?

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bison

They're now saying re-entry is likely very late on April 1st (23:35 UT), plus or minus the error bars. Perigee about 170 km, currently. When this reaches 70 km, the space station will start to melt and come apart, due to friction with the atmosphere. About the same height that meteors begin to flare up, as they become 'shooting stars'.  

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Merc14
7 minutes ago, bison said:

They're now saying re-entry is likely very late on April 1st (23:35 UT), plus or minus the error bars. Perigee about 170 km, currently. When this reaches 70 km, the space station will start to melt and come apart, due to friction with the atmosphere. About the same height that meteors begin to flare up, as they become 'shooting stars'.  

Thanks.  Great timing as well for we folks in CONUS

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Astra.
On 31/03/2018 at 3:20 PM, susieice said:

It seems Pennsylvanians may be able to see the streaks from re-entry.

http://www.pennlive.com/news/2018/03/pa_is_among_the_places_where_t.html

I remember Skylab well. Do you remember the T-shirts with the bullseyes on them?

Or this stupid song?

Well if anything susie, yes...the song is pretty corny :P..

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