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Russian spacecraft 'hurtling towards Earth

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posted on Apr, 29 2015 @ 06:48 AM
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Russia has now postponed the docking of the supply craft, carrying 2.5 tons of supplies, including food and fuel.



Russian spacecraft 'hurtling towards Earth

Is this for real?
perhaps a Russsian disclosure?




posted on Apr, 29 2015 @ 06:50 AM
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a reply to: Cauliflower

No its nothing exciting.

They just lost control of a mundane resupply capsule.



posted on Apr, 29 2015 @ 06:58 AM
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“If we’re honest, only a miracle can save the craft now,” an unnamed space industry source told RIA Novosti, Russia’s state-owned news agency. The only way to save the craft would be for astronauts on board the International Space Station, to which the unmanned craft is carrying supplies, to attempt to take manual control of the runaway spaceship. “[But] trying to stabilise it manually would be extremely risky. You could destroy the station and kill the crew,” the source added. “It will probably be allowed to gradually lower its orbit until it burns up in the atmosphere.”


Mundane destruction of the ISS killing its crew?



posted on Apr, 29 2015 @ 07:01 AM
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I think that was more of a hypothetical "fix", like if the craft had a bunch of people on it. Even your OP said it was plunging towards earth, kind of a hint on what their decision was.

a reply to: Cauliflower



posted on Apr, 29 2015 @ 07:03 AM
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originally posted by: Cauliflower


Russia has now postponed the docking of the supply craft, carrying 2.5 tons of supplies, including food and fuel.



Russian spacecraft 'hurtling towards Earth

Is this for real?
perhaps a Russsian disclosure?


Earth better duck.....

Space craft has hurtled toward Earth many times. After many years they run out of energy and crash back on the ground. You hear of it quite a bit.



posted on Apr, 29 2015 @ 07:15 AM
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a reply to: WarminIndy

Thought maybe this was a lead in story to the plan for a destructive deorbit of the ISS 7 years early or something.



posted on Apr, 29 2015 @ 07:21 AM
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a reply to: Cauliflower

That wont happen.

They lost control when it entered insertion orbit.

It wont be on a trajectory toward the ISS yet.

In fact they the whole docking procedure requires minor course and speed correction specifically so that cant happen so if you lose control it flys straight past or if its near and almost dock the velocity well be so low it wont matter.

At the moment as long as not one interferes it will just end up burning up in our atmosphere.

The risk they are talking about is if they bypass the normal safety procedures to to try an recover it. I am guessing they wont.



posted on Apr, 29 2015 @ 07:41 AM
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Is their a satalite going to kill us?

I wish I had a google.

I need a google to be safe.

we're dermed!!1

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posted on Apr, 29 2015 @ 07:49 AM
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Perfect cover for a massive EMP bomb to go off over the US!

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posted on Apr, 29 2015 @ 08:00 AM
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a reply to: Cauliflower

Killing the crew IF they try to stabilize it. No harm no fowl if they let it fall and disintegrate.
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posted on Apr, 29 2015 @ 08:00 AM
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Yeah freeking Russians dumping their crap in everyones backyard.
Arrogant tossers shooting up space stuff and letting it fall to earth anywhere
Obviously I havnt forgiven them dirty Reds for Skylab a few decades ago



posted on Apr, 29 2015 @ 08:08 AM
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MIR.. And many Russian and others have come back down. It's for the best. No space garbage to cause havoc to other satellites or ISS. That's if it comes back down.
If and where it comes down. Will put on a cool show


Most likely it will come down in the ocean. Once they truley know where it's going


No doom or "Dermed"


I see.. the navigational antennas did not deploy. So telemetry is a bit of a pain at the moment.

Here's a less doomy link.

www.foxnews.com...



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If North Korea can get a satellite up.. and stay up

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posted on Apr, 29 2015 @ 08:11 AM
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Some lucky person is going to get 2.5 tonnes of free Russian space food and science equipment when that rocket lands in their back yard.



posted on Apr, 29 2015 @ 10:06 AM
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originally posted by: Silcone Synapse
Some lucky person is going to get 2.5 tonnes of free Russian space food and science equipment when that rocket lands in their back yard.

I doubt very much there will be anything left by the time the atmosphere is finished with it. 2.5 tons in nothing.



posted on Apr, 29 2015 @ 10:14 AM
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Where's an Aegis cruiser when you need one? Orbital skeet, round 2.



posted on Apr, 29 2015 @ 10:22 AM
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originally posted by: Soloprotocol

originally posted by: Silcone Synapse
Some lucky person is going to get 2.5 tonnes of free Russian space food and science equipment when that rocket lands in their back yard.

I doubt very much there will be anything left by the time the atmosphere is finished with it. 2.5 tons in nothing.

I am not sure about it.
They do de-orbit them, full of trash, after each resupply mission. But that is controlled, and this is less controlled, apparently.



posted on Apr, 29 2015 @ 10:46 AM
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How sweetly ironic would it be if it landed on the Kremlin?



posted on Apr, 29 2015 @ 10:46 AM
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IF this happens to be heading towards a populated area, is there a plan to shoot it down with a missile or anything?

We hear all this huff puff about a "missile shield" to "protect us", well, is that going to be used to protect us? Or is it just to protect us from those darn evil Ruskies?



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posted on Apr, 29 2015 @ 10:48 AM
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originally posted by: Answer
How sweetly ironic would it be if it landed on the Kremlin?

The thought of it hitting the Capitol building in DC during a full session passed my mind. Pretty slim odds of that occurring though.



posted on Apr, 29 2015 @ 10:49 AM
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originally posted by: butcherguy

originally posted by: Answer
How sweetly ironic would it be if it landed on the Kremlin?

The thought of it hitting the Capitol building in DC during a full session passed my mind. Pretty slim odds of that occurring though.


Wouldn't that be nice.


Would have the same feeling as picking up a penny on the street.

In fact I picked up a penny today, perhaps we're in luck!


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