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China’s out-of-control space station is about to fall from the sky

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posted on Jan, 2 2018 @ 01:29 AM
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Interesting article about China's 18,740 pound Tiangong-1 space station which will fall to earth (best guess) sometime in March 2018. They have narrowed the zone of impact somewhere between 43 degrees north and 43 degrees south.. which is mostly ocean but...?


The spacecraft is expected to finally fall to Earth sometime in March, though observers have only been able to narrow its date of descent to a two-week window, which isn’t particularly reassuring. When it eventually does begin to fall, scientists will have precious little time to predict the area of impact, but you can be sure that every space agency on the planet will be monitoring it closely.

nypost.com...

There is a possibility that a hydrazine container might survive reentry.. Hydrazine is bad news for anyone who comes in contact with it so consider that a warning..




posted on Jan, 2 2018 @ 01:35 AM
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originally posted by: 727Sky
Interesting article about China's 18,740 pound Tiangong-1 space station which will fall to earth (best guess) sometime in March 2018. They have narrowed the zone of impact somewhere between 43 degrees north and 43 degrees south.. which is mostly ocean but...?


The spacecraft is expected to finally fall to Earth sometime in March, though observers have only been able to narrow its date of descent to a two-week window, which isn’t particularly reassuring. When it eventually does begin to fall, scientists will have precious little time to predict the area of impact, but you can be sure that every space agency on the planet will be monitoring it closely.

nypost.com...

There is a possibility that a hydrazine container might survive reentry.. Hydrazine is bad news for anyone who comes in contact with it so consider that a warning..


should hit that thing with a missile or two once its begun its decent into the atmosphere like they did the old satellite years ago to destroy the hydrazine tanks
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posted on Jan, 2 2018 @ 01:43 AM
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a reply to: 727Sky

Wowza.

43rd north goes through the USA on par with the border of Nebraska and South Dakota. There are a lot of states south of that line. I'm counting some 20-ish countries it passes through, including North Korea, Russia, Japan, China and France.

The 43rd south, includes Australia, Chili, New Zealand, and Argentina.

So everything between those countries is still a LOT of people and a lot of lands. Yes, there is a lot of water, too, but also a lot of population centers as well.

I call that a very dicey situation, especially since a lot of us are potentially in the path of that sucker!

Hydrazine is no fun either, hope it burns up in the atmosphere, as it is quite flammable unless heavily diluted.



posted on Jan, 2 2018 @ 01:43 AM
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I want it.




posted on Jan, 2 2018 @ 01:45 AM
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originally posted by: TheScale

originally posted by: 727Sky
Interesting article about China's 18,740 pound Tiangong-1 space station which will fall to earth (best guess) sometime in March 2018. They have narrowed the zone of impact somewhere between 43 degrees north and 43 degrees south.. which is mostly ocean but...?


The spacecraft is expected to finally fall to Earth sometime in March, though observers have only been able to narrow its date of descent to a two-week window, which isn’t particularly reassuring. When it eventually does begin to fall, scientists will have precious little time to predict the area of impact, but you can be sure that every space agency on the planet will be monitoring it closely.

nypost.com...

There is a possibility that a hydrazine container might survive reentry.. Hydrazine is bad news for anyone who comes in contact with it so consider that a warning..


should hit that thing with a missile or two once its begun its decent into the atmosphere like they did the old satellite years ago to destroy the hydrazine tanks


Yea, that stuff is no laughing matter, and is kept in a rather sturdy tank.

I certainly wouldn't want it landing anywhere near me.

However, North Korea is within the area of landing.
Would be one way of giving little Kimmy a "good morning" surprise.



posted on Jan, 2 2018 @ 02:19 AM
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a reply to: Cygnis

"Little Kimmy"?

Understatement of the year.......Ahem



posted on Jan, 2 2018 @ 02:58 AM
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a reply to: TheScale

Heh, yeah...but that's not the real reason why they blasted that satellite! Not even close! *wink*

There were two far more important reasons why they took that bird out, and none of them had to do with hydrazine!










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posted on Jan, 2 2018 @ 03:07 AM
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a reply to: Cygnis

Yep, that belt includes about 98% of the populated areas of Earth.

BTW...I wonder what the ol' X-37B is up to these days? Hmmmmmm??? Maybe they could go give Tiangong-1 a kiss. Naw, probably wouldn't want to let that cat out of the bag just yet.




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posted on Jan, 2 2018 @ 03:11 AM
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Thread here regarding the subject
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posted on Jan, 2 2018 @ 04:34 AM
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just my opinion - but - we know that most orbits are unstable - and what goes up - will come down once the fuel supply to make corrections runs out , so :

why not have a plan to insert a demolition charge [ or series of charges ] into major instalations - once they are abandoned - then de orbit them FAST`with the last of thier fuel - and when it hits 300km ASL [ far below any operational sat ] - boom -

100 peices of a space` station - each between 20 and 30kg - burn up a lot faster - than a single intact station

simples - and would probs be a pretty good light show too



posted on Jan, 2 2018 @ 04:40 AM
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originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk
a reply to: TheScale

Heh, yeah...but that's not the real reason why they blasted that satellite! Not even close! *wink*

There were two far more important reasons why they took that bird out, and none of them had to do with hydrazine!



oh i know its just a secondary bonus on top of proving they can shoot a satellite down whenever they want. its not the first time weve had a satellite coming back with hydrazine left in its tanks though and for china its a win win for them to shoot it with a missile for the sake of "health" reasons and to flex abit.

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posted on Jan, 2 2018 @ 06:07 AM
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a reply to: 727Sky

Interesting read - thanks for posting! However, I want to comment on this bit:



There is a possibility that a hydrazine container might survive reentry.. Hydrazine is bad news for anyone who comes in contact with it so consider that a warning..


Sort of.

As with many other agents, you don't want to expose yourself to it unnecessarily, but it is not anything to panic about.

There is a well documented case of a young sailor who mistook concentrated Hydrazine for water and drank between a mouthful and a cupful. He did get very ill, but had his stomach washed out with warm water and were given Hartmann's solution and survived.

You can read about its toxicity here and also read about the case study of the young sailors Hydrazine poisoning.



posted on Jan, 2 2018 @ 06:59 AM
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a reply to: DupontDeux

You just made me thirsty

86 degrees it's been "narrowed" down to lol.. that's half the earth (most of the population)..

And a 2 week window for reentry? Well that means no one has any clue where this one lands.

Real doom porn.

Imagine looking in the sky like "what the # is that."
And that would be your last thought.




posted on Jan, 2 2018 @ 07:19 AM
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Omg is...is this...actual doom porn???😨😨😨

Because, that's actually fairly terrifying if you think about it..."18,000+ lbs object is falling out of the sky and we don't have a clue where the damned thing will land, but hey, we'll sure be watching it the whole way in so we can see your impending doom before you do...but tragically not quite soon enough to save you (and probably get it on camera, for posterity). So yay for that!"

😹😹😹😹



posted on Jan, 2 2018 @ 07:33 AM
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If any large chunks land anywhere near me i'll be crawling under it...Where there's blame, there's a claim, Caul Saul and all that.



posted on Jan, 2 2018 @ 07:34 AM
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a reply to: Soloprotocol

Be worth a few bob in scrap also.



posted on Jan, 2 2018 @ 08:40 AM
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originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk
a reply to: TheScale

Heh, yeah...but that's not the real reason why they blasted that satellite! Not even close! *wink*

There were two far more important reasons why they took that bird out, and none of them had to do with hydrazine!


So why did it get taken out?








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posted on Jan, 2 2018 @ 09:00 AM
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Nice a big Chinese Lantern... can I do a wish if I capture this on video ?

Why did that spacestation fall to Earth I never got that story ?

Did the X 37 accidentally bumped into that station or did they forgot to build in correction thrusters?


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posted on Jan, 2 2018 @ 09:38 AM
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They seem to lost control of the station in Sept 2016 , so no way to correct orbital decay.


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posted on Jan, 2 2018 @ 09:52 AM
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Here's the crux of the issue, will or can China be accountable for this?

I would imagine the Chinese are responsible, thus they should pay any and all damages to any infrastructure and potential loss of life.

This is one scary trash dump.



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