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China junk duck and cover 43N to 43 S

Old 31st Mar 2018, 13:34
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Not to mention the N1 of a 757 which landed on a pig farm in (IIRC) Wokingham. First recorded time of the fan hitting the sh1t.
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Old 31st Mar 2018, 14:08
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Originally Posted by lomapaseo
Is there any kind of betting pool on a more exact zone of debris reaching earth?

What kind of odds are given for betting against an expected zone vs confirmed debris in that zone?

I'm willing to bet a fiver that ten cumulative pounds of confirmed debris will be found within 1000 miles from me. Who will carry that bet?
Lomapaseo, being you're in Florida, how much of that 1000 mile circle is water? I might take that bet...
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Old 31st Mar 2018, 21:17
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If one takes a few moments to give a modicum of location data, one is rewarded with the current ground track of Tiangong-1. Here in Cincinnati, it seems as if the "Heavenly Palace" might fall on the "Beats the Hell Out of Living in the Gutter Retirement Home" in Ohio along about the time we are sitting down for a leg of lamb Easter feast!

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Old 1st Apr 2018, 17:16
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I anticipate that the reentry will occur shortly after one of the perigee points.
As it is, the difference between perigee and apogee are narrowing gradually as the increased drag during perigee takes away more energy than the drag at apogee.
At one one of these perigee points, there just won't be an apogee and it will spiral inward and reenter.
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Old 1st Apr 2018, 17:35
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As I type... It has either just landed, or likely to be 23:26 GMT tonight...


https://www.space.com/40154-chinese-...rediction.html
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Old 1st Apr 2018, 18:55
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Old 1st Apr 2018, 20:14
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Maybe if anyone airborne gets a good video they could post it as itís due to start re-entry in the next few hours....
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Old 1st Apr 2018, 23:01
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Looks like its going to be off the coast of Argentina. One more orbit and that'll be it...
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Old 2nd Apr 2018, 00:29
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Looks like there's plenty of life left in the old chop suey yet, still 150kms up and going like a house on fire.

The satellite-crash predictors seem to be as good as the met men...
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Old 2nd Apr 2018, 01:23
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Seems like Heavens Above is not so realtime; she's down in the South Pacific ocean.
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Old 2nd Apr 2018, 01:29
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JFSCC reports atmospheric reentry over the South Pacific at approximately 0016Z:

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Old 2nd Apr 2018, 01:49
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A report that the reentry was northwest of Tahiti (and in daylight it appears):

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Old 2nd Apr 2018, 01:53
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>It re-entered the atmosphere at 08:16 GMT on Monday, astronomer Jonathan McDowell tweeted.

Dick! as is now 0253 Monday.
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Originally Posted by Redlands
>It re-entered the atmosphere at 08:16 GMT on Monday, astronomer Jonathan McDowell tweeted.

Dick! as is now 0253 Monday.
Your own time isn't so good either, it's 0153 UTC/GMT, right?

You must be quoting a journalist.

This is Dr. McDowell's actual tweet:


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Old 2nd Apr 2018, 02:07
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According to US-StratCom, Tiangong-1 has re-entered at 00:16 UTC, Apr 02.
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Missed us by.........that much!
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I've seen pictures of the re-entry taken from the ground-reported to be from South America. Report is that the space station bounced off the atmosphere and made it to the Atlantic.
If true, I guess it just loved to fly, and shows that you can't always trust official sources.

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Old 2nd Apr 2018, 03:09
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Come the Monday morning traffic there should be a whole bunch of flat tyres on the roads around Orlando, Fl.
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Old 2nd Apr 2018, 03:23
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That left hand pic looks odd machinbird. It looks like a fuel filled explosion, not a burning up due friction.
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Old 2nd Apr 2018, 07:19
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Agreed CS, Iíve seen a couple of debris re-entries and it looked nothing like either of those images.
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