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Started by kvelertak on Mar 30, 2018 8:07:20 PM
Tiangong-1 watch - 'landing' predictions

Any takers? Where do you think the chunks are going to fall between Saturday & Sunday?

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/mar/30/ch
inas-tiangong-1-space-station-will-crash-to-earth-this-weekend

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kvelertak - 30 Mar 2018 20:10:18 (#1 of 20)

Southern Caucasus!

HerrWalrus - 30 Mar 2018 20:12:58 (#2 of 20)

Better not be Salisbury.

Jacob_Richter - 30 Mar 2018 20:13:35 (#3 of 20)

Your Mum!

kvelertak - 30 Mar 2018 20:25:35 (#4 of 20)

Your Autochthonous Oviviparous Progenitor!

RosyLovelady - 30 Mar 2018 20:53:10 (#5 of 20)

I heard about this on the radio this morning. The experts say they have no idea where it's going to land but no one will be hurt, wherever it is. Remarkable!

invicta - 30 Mar 2018 20:59:46 (#6 of 20)

That's to do with the proportions of the world which is inhabited and the bits that aren't, Rosy. The latter is bigger.

RosyLovelady - 30 Mar 2018 21:01:30 (#7 of 20)

Nevertheless, I think it's very clever of them to be so completely certain.

HerrWalrus - 30 Mar 2018 21:03:25 (#8 of 20)

There is a shoal of fish somewhere whose days are numbered.

kvelertak - 30 Mar 2018 21:54:52 (#9 of 20)

I *am* actually concerned for any folk underneath its flightpath, and bemused by China's apparent nonchalance. I wonder if anyone's tracking this thing with a pro-active view to evacuating people.

Sabacious - 30 Mar 2018 22:09:15 (#10 of 20)

How much of it is actually going to make it through the atmosphere? Anything at all?

ZimAgain - 31 Mar 2018 01:27:15 (#11 of 20)

Some bits almost certainly will. The chances of them landing on anyone are very remote, much less than the chance of getting struck by lightning.

RosyLovelady - 31 Mar 2018 07:51:31 (#12 of 20)

< bemused by China's apparent nonchalance >

which is shared by scientists worldwide, according to the radio report I heard. I suppose if enough people say so, that makes it true.

virgil5 - 31 Mar 2018 09:06:25 (#13 of 20)

Ha Ha APRIR FOORL

Electro2 - 02 Apr 2018 06:07:39 (#14 of 20)

Tiangong-1 has fallen in the water...

HerrWalrus - 02 Apr 2018 06:18:55 (#15 of 20)

Poor fishes.

TinyMcOtter - 02 Apr 2018 06:20:43 (#16 of 20)

Now we just have to wait for the aliens that hijacked it to emerge and take over the world.

DON’T SAY I DIDN’T WARN YOU!!!!!!

kvelertak - 02 Apr 2018 11:45:12 (#17 of 20)

North-west of Tahiti. I'm sure Polynesia welcomes its global spacejunk-dumping overlords.

Policywatcher - 02 Apr 2018 12:06:05 (#18 of 20)

This site is interesting...

http://www.satflare.com/

The entry for Tiangong 1

http://www.satflare.com/track.asp?q=37820&sid=31#TOP

I was interested by the fact that the latest forecast was for early this morning, bit no reports yet of any fall...

The most recent predictions were:

(1st:18:30 UTC) / 2 Apr, 00:48 (±02 hours)

(1st:20:30 UTC) / 2 Apr, 00:30 (±1.7 hours)

(1st:21:00 UTC) / 2 Apr, 01:00 (±02 hours)



But no reports of a fall.

The BBC say it's down though, "somewhere in the South Pacific", which should give Rogers & Hammerstein's successors new something to play with in the way of espionage missions.

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-43614408

kvelertak - 02 Apr 2018 12:13:56 (#19 of 20)

The Graun reported it as as fallen, in an article timestamped 07.35

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/02/tian
gong-1-crash-china-space-station


But I need to see a Lego reconstruction of the event, or it didn't happen.

Policywatcher - 02 Apr 2018 12:25:39 (#20 of 20)

Lego can be faked.



Though it does tend to lead to patent disputes.

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