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See Radar Images Of China's Space Station Tumbling Around

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posted on Apr, 1 2018 @ 09:24 AM
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originally posted by: TDawg61
If it hits my landlords office in Michigan I'm buying every ATS member a drink!

You know that ATS members are like elephants and never forget, right?




posted on Apr, 1 2018 @ 09:29 AM
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a reply to: TNMockingbird

They are betting in Europe.

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aaaaaaaand it burns burns burns


Like spending three days in the belly of the Mona Lisa.
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posted on Apr, 1 2018 @ 09:42 AM
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Silly question, actually two. So around 90 miles is where it will start to enter the atmosphere? Is it going fast enough to bounce off like the shuttle could have?



posted on Apr, 1 2018 @ 09:49 AM
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a reply to: nepatitan

Its going too fast to skip significantly.
If I were a Chinese engineer I might have designed those solar 4 panel wing mounts with two weak pins that would give way fairly early upon reentry. Maybe the Chinese don't have much use for windmills though..



posted on Apr, 1 2018 @ 09:52 AM
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a reply to: Cauliflower

is that because its not plane shaped or because its tumbling? I would imagine if it did skip that would give even less of chance of knowing where it will come down? I was thinking of ksp and how you can skip stuff back into orbit lol



posted on Apr, 1 2018 @ 10:01 AM
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a reply to: nepatitan

Its traveling at 17000 MPH and is not going to be able to generate enough lift to overcome the 9.8 m per second squared gravitational force.

They would need an automatic burn switch triggered by centripetal spin pressure to get out of this one.
Not worth it for a piece of Chinese junk they would just have to dorbit later.

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posted on Apr, 1 2018 @ 10:03 AM
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a reply to: Cauliflower

sweet thanks for the explanation. Still stinks its cloudy here.



posted on Apr, 1 2018 @ 02:05 PM
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Should I be looking at speed ? Or altitude ?.... a reply to: Cauliflower



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