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Updates on The Descending Chinese Space Station

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posted on Apr, 1 2018 @ 07:59 PM
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latest on the aerospace storyboard says currently waiting for confirmation of reentry




posted on Apr, 1 2018 @ 08:07 PM
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According to this, it's now climbing! Can they control it now?



posted on Apr, 1 2018 @ 08:09 PM
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a reply to: Hellmutt

I asked about this before, is it skipping?



posted on Apr, 1 2018 @ 08:09 PM
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a reply to: auroraaus

N2yo site showed another perigee of only 83 miles just before reaching the African coast.
A standard cube sat would have burned up already.
Doesn't look like it will reach 75 miles this orbit.
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posted on Apr, 1 2018 @ 08:11 PM
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a reply to: Hellmutt

Apogee and perigee.
The altitude varies as the orbit is elliptical.

The station is not going reenter for several more hours from what have been seeing.



posted on Apr, 1 2018 @ 08:11 PM
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originally posted by: Hellmutt
According to this, it's now climbing! Can they control it now?


officially all controls are said to be dead, but stranger things have happened



posted on Apr, 1 2018 @ 08:14 PM
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a reply to: nepatitan

Apogee last orbit was 146 Km so it won't skip and go above that.
The perigee should be after crossing South America this orbit and that is the high risk period.
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posted on Apr, 1 2018 @ 08:14 PM
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originally posted by: butcherguy
a reply to: Hellmutt

Apogee and perigee.
The altitude varies as the orbit is elliptical.

The station is not going reenter for several more hours from what have been seeing.

That's just the projected path. It might well have reentered by now. We just have to wait for confirmation and video footage from witnesses.



posted on Apr, 1 2018 @ 08:16 PM
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Its down!

JFSCC release via twitter


Chinese State News :
Tiangong 1 reentry


BEIJING, April 2 (Xinhua) -- Tiangong-1, China' s experimental space lab, reentered the Earth's atmosphere at around 8:15 a.m. on Monday, China Manned Space Engineering Office (CMSEO) said. It re-entered in the central region of the South Pacific, the CMSEO said.

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posted on Apr, 1 2018 @ 08:18 PM
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originally posted by: wildespace

originally posted by: butcherguy
a reply to: Hellmutt

Apogee and perigee.
The altitude varies as the orbit is elliptical.

The station is not going reenter for several more hours from what have been seeing.

That's just the projected path. It might well have reentered by now. We just have to wait for confirmation and video footage from witnesses.

I am not concerned with 'projected path'.
I am paying attention to altitude.



posted on Apr, 1 2018 @ 08:20 PM
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originally posted by: auroraaus
Its down!


Where did it hit?



posted on Apr, 1 2018 @ 08:22 PM
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a reply to: annoyedpharmacist

Not sure but reentry began somewhere over the southern pacific just over an hour ago



posted on Apr, 1 2018 @ 08:25 PM
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a reply to: butcherguy

OK at 9:13pm eastern it reached the apogee (high point) of 88.88 miles over Asia heading into China. It is now losing altitude again.
The website n2yo.com won't load right but I get through every once in awhile. A few minutes ago it was heading towards the Pacific Ocean. Should be over it now.



posted on Apr, 1 2018 @ 08:33 PM
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a reply to: MissSmartypants

It just reached a perigee (low point) of 86.45 miles at 9:30pm eastern over the Pacific. Going back up now.



posted on Apr, 1 2018 @ 08:36 PM
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a reply to: MissSmartypants

Yes.
Heavens above site shows it still in orbit.
The US govt says it reentered a while ago.

Not sure what to believe here.



posted on Apr, 1 2018 @ 08:38 PM
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a reply to: butcherguy

China's space agency has said so too.

The JFSCC used info from other countries tracking it too



posted on Apr, 1 2018 @ 08:38 PM
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a reply to: MissSmartypants

The n2yo application is still tracking it LOL they show it near the international date line just south of the equator flying at 139 KM's.

I'm going to watch it till the next perigee then check news reports along the path over Africa.



posted on Apr, 1 2018 @ 08:39 PM
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originally posted by: butcherguy
a reply to: MissSmartypants

Yes.
Heavens above site shows it still in orbit.
The US govt says it reentered a while ago.

Not sure what to believe here.
n2yo.com is tracking it. Go to their home page and then to latest updates on tiangong.



posted on Apr, 1 2018 @ 08:41 PM
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If aerospace.org is correct then

lat 13.6(s)
long 195.7 (165 w)

south pacific



posted on Apr, 1 2018 @ 08:45 PM
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And it's down as of 00:16UTC in the Pacific ocean. That's 8:16pm eastern.
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