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Asia Space News
« on: November 02, 2011, 05:56:08 PM »
http://spaceweather.com/ 
HISTORIC SPACE DOCKING:  China's new space station, the Tiangong 1, is making a series of pre-dawn flybys over North America this week. People who wake up to see the "Heavenly Palace" might spot a second spacecraft nearby: Shenzhou 8, an unmanned vessel launched Oct 31st is chasing the space station for China's first space docking. The rendezvous could occur as early as Nov. 2nd.

Check the Satellite Tracker http://spaceweather.com/flybys/ 

or your smartphone http://simpleflybys.com/  for local flyby times.

double flyby photos: from Bryan Murahashi of San Jose, California
http://spaceweather.com/submissions/large_image_popup.php?image_name=Bryan-Murahashi-110211_0612_Tiangong1_Shenzhou8_Pass_Bmurahashi_1320240834.jpg

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Re: Asia Space News
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2011, 11:16:11 AM »
Picture from China's Shenzhou satellite launched Nov 2011 Earth, Sun and Blue Kachina(?).  I figure we can't see it while it's behind the Sun and during the day we won't see it because our atmosphere reflects light blue and the only color reflected by it's emission of protons is light blue.  The only way to see it is from the Southern hemisphere or when it passes between us and a light source or Sun.  Hopefully, later it'll be visible during day when backlit by the Sun at less than 1 AU, and we might see a reddish ball or Red Kachina (?).
« Last Edit: November 26, 2011, 01:36:54 PM by Morgana2012 »

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Re: Asia Space News
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2011, 11:29:04 AM »
Do you have a link for that?

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Re: Asia Space News
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2011, 11:33:08 AM »
Most of the time when I post youtube links on this site, the next time I look for it, it's been spammed, so I'm afraid to post link.  Search youtube "China's Shezhou-8".
« Last Edit: November 18, 2011, 11:38:45 AM by Morgana2012 »

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Re: Asia Space News
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2011, 12:11:00 PM »
Thanks, looks interesting. Would be a weird lens flare.

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Re: Asia Space News
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2011, 04:56:18 PM »
Debris may prompt space station astronauts to take shelter.

http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2011/11/22/debris-may-prompt-space-station-astronauts-to-take-shelter/

November 22nd, 2011
05:45 PM ET

The International Space Station's three astronauts may need to take shelter Wednesday morning because of approaching debris, NASA said Tuesday.

The debris, a 4-inch piece of a weather satellite that China destroyed with a missile in 2007, is expected to pass within 2,800 feet of the space station at 4:43 a.m. ET Wednesday, NASA said. An impact could damage the space station, and NASA said that distance is too close for comfort.

If the prediction holds into Tuesday night, Cmdr. Dan Burbank and flight engineers Anton Shkaplerov and Anatoly Ivanishin will spend several hours sealing the station’s hatches. NASA will make the final call at 4 a.m. ET on whether to move the three-member crew in the space station into a docked Soyuz spacecraft, NASA said.

NASA Television and NASA’s website would begin showing the shelter operation at 4:35 a.m.

Burbank, Shkaplerov and Ivanishin arrived at the space station just last week. The previous crew left the station Monday and landed in Kazakhstan on Tuesday.

Monday’s departure of the previous crew slightly changed the station’s orbit, making a Wednesday collision with the debris possible, NASA said.

“The object had been monitored earlier but was not then a threat,” NASA said on its website.

The debris is a piece of a Chinese Fengyun weather satellite, NASA said. In January 2007, China used a land-based missile to destroy the 2,200-pound object, leaving more than 150,000 pieces of debris orbiting above Earth, NASA estimated.

The space station has had several close calls with space debris. In June 2011, an object came about 1,100 feet from the station, prompted the six astronauts aboard to take shelter inside two Soyuz capsules.

In March 2009, a chunk of metal – about 5 inches across, and moving at nearly 20,000 mph – passed within three miles of the station, prompting the three-member crew into the Soyuz return ship for about 10 minutes, NASA said. The debris came from a satellite rocket motor used on an earlier space mission, NASA said.
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Re: Asia Space News
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2011, 06:44:21 PM »
Debris may prompt space station astronauts to take shelter.

http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2011/11/22/debris-may-prompt-space-station-astronauts-to-take-shelter/

November 22nd, 2011
05:45 PM ET

The International Space Station's three astronauts may need to take shelter Wednesday morning because of approaching debris, NASA said Tuesday.

The debris, a 4-inch piece of a weather satellite that China destroyed with a missile in 2007, is expected to pass within 2,800 feet of the space station at 4:43 a.m. ET Wednesday, NASA said. An impact could damage the space station, and NASA said that distance is too close for comfort.

If the prediction holds into Tuesday night, Cmdr. Dan Burbank and flight engineers Anton Shkaplerov and Anatoly Ivanishin will spend several hours sealing the station’s hatches. NASA will make the final call at 4 a.m. ET on whether to move the three-member crew in the space station into a docked Soyuz spacecraft, NASA said.

NASA Television and NASA’s website would begin showing the shelter operation at 4:35 a.m.

Burbank, Shkaplerov and Ivanishin arrived at the space station just last week. The previous crew left the station Monday and landed in Kazakhstan on Tuesday.

Monday’s departure of the previous crew slightly changed the station’s orbit, making a Wednesday collision with the debris possible, NASA said.

“The object had been monitored earlier but was not then a threat,” NASA said on its website.

The debris is a piece of a Chinese Fengyun weather satellite, NASA said. In January 2007, China used a land-based missile to destroy the 2,200-pound object, leaving more than 150,000 pieces of debris orbiting above Earth, NASA estimated.

The space station has had several close calls with space debris. In June 2011, an object came about 1,100 feet from the station, prompted the six astronauts aboard to take shelter inside two Soyuz capsules.

In March 2009, a chunk of metal – about 5 inches across, and moving at nearly 20,000 mph – passed within three miles of the station, prompting the three-member crew into the Soyuz return ship for about 10 minutes, NASA said. The debris came from a satellite rocket motor used on an earlier space mission, NASA said.
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Thanks for the post Barb.  Doesn't it make you want to laugh?  back in aug/september they said they had to leave the space station in November for some other reason (maintenance?). and now they are ducking for a 4 inch piece of space junk? What is the station made of anyway that a four inch piece of floating junk could cause such an issue? and are we saying that if one compartment was hit the entire thing could implode? the whole crew must hide?     I feel like we must all be sleep walking to believe this stuff!  you know how in a weird dream, someone will say (.. all serious like ..) .. of course you need to eat the green goat, we cant file your bank statements if you dont... what?!!! .... Exactly... they must think we are zombies. 



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Re: Asia Space News
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2011, 07:32:25 AM »
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What is the station made of anyway that a four inch piece of floating junk could cause such an issue?

Not floating; traveling several times faster than a bullet.

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Re: Asia Space News
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2011, 01:27:20 PM »
Debris may prompt space station astronauts to take shelter.

http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2011/11/22/debris-may-prompt-space-station-astronauts-to-take-shelter/

November 22nd, 2011
05:45 PM ET

The International Space Station's three astronauts may need to take shelter Wednesday morning because of approaching debris, NASA said Tuesday.

The debris, a 4-inch piece of a weather satellite that China destroyed with a missile in 2007, is expected to pass within 2,800 feet of the space station at 4:43 a.m. ET Wednesday, NASA said. An impact could damage the space station, and NASA said that distance is too close for comfort.

If the prediction holds into Tuesday night, Cmdr. Dan Burbank and flight engineers Anton Shkaplerov and Anatoly Ivanishin will spend several hours sealing the station’s hatches. NASA will make the final call at 4 a.m. ET on whether to move the three-member crew in the space station into a docked Soyuz spacecraft, NASA said.

NASA Television and NASA’s website would begin showing the shelter operation at 4:35 a.m.

Burbank, Shkaplerov and Ivanishin arrived at the space station just last week. The previous crew left the station Monday and landed in Kazakhstan on Tuesday.

Monday’s departure of the previous crew slightly changed the station’s orbit, making a Wednesday collision with the debris possible, NASA said.

“The object had been monitored earlier but was not then a threat,” NASA said on its website.

The debris is a piece of a Chinese Fengyun weather satellite, NASA said. In January 2007, China used a land-based missile to destroy the 2,200-pound object, leaving more than 150,000 pieces of debris orbiting above Earth, NASA estimated.

The space station has had several close calls with space debris. In June 2011, an object came about 1,100 feet from the station, prompted the six astronauts aboard to take shelter inside two Soyuz capsules.

In March 2009, a chunk of metal – about 5 inches across, and moving at nearly 20,000 mph – passed within three miles of the station, prompting the three-member crew into the Soyuz return ship for about 10 minutes, NASA said. The debris came from a satellite rocket motor used on an earlier space mission, NASA said.
   Post by: CNN's Jason Hanna


Thanks for the post Barb.  Doesn't it make you want to laugh?  back in aug/september they said they had to leave the space station in November for some other reason (maintenance?). and now they are ducking for a 4 inch piece of space junk? What is the station made of anyway that a four inch piece of floating junk could cause such an issue? and are we saying that if one compartment was hit the entire thing could implode? the whole crew must hide?     I feel like we must all be sleep walking to believe this stuff!  you know how in a weird dream, someone will say (.. all serious like ..) .. of course you need to eat the green goat, we cant file your bank statements if you dont... what?!!! .... Exactly... they must think we are zombies.

angeltoes, just noticed your post to me.
If NASA says something up there is a real hazard to their crews up in space then it is probably the truth.
We are not getting the whole exact truth but I do not think they exaggerate on things like this...


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Re: Asia Space News
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2011, 02:16:47 PM »

Hey Barb - not suggesting that there isn't a hazard  - thats for sure. I believe it. I'm just finding it hard to believe it is chinese space junk they are worried about.  Sorry for confusion.

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Re: Asia Space News
« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2011, 03:06:40 PM »

Hey Barb - not suggesting that there isn't a hazard  - thats for sure. I believe it. I'm just finding it hard to believe it is chinese space junk they are worried about.  Sorry for confusion.


 :)  Oh...well there is plenty of space junk to worry about ...

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Re: Asia Space News
« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2011, 08:10:22 AM »
TIANGONG 1 AND MARS: This week, China's new space station, Tiangong 1, is making a series of bright passes through the
morning skies of North America. On Dec. 18th, Kevin Fetter of Brockville, Canada, caught the 8.5-metric-ton spaceship flying past
the planet Mars (video):

Tiangong 1 is unoccupied now, but China is planning to send Taikonauts to visit the experimental station at least once and possibly
twice in 2012. To prepare for their arrival, last Thursday automated systems onboard Tiangong 1 began a series of air quality checks
inside the station's 15-cubic meter pressurized volume.

Tiangong 1 is currently about as bright as the stars of the Big Dipper (a value that will approximately double when future spacecraft
dock with it).
To see it, check Spaceweather's Simple Satellite Tracker http://spaceweather.com/flybys/

or your cell phone http://simpleflybys.com/  for local flyby times.

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Re: Asia Space News
« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2012, 08:16:10 PM »
Posting this here because Iran is part of Asia.
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http://www.space.com/14464-iran-launches-small-satellite-orbit.html

Space.com 
Iran Launches Small Earth-Watching Satellite Into Orbit: Report

by Tariq Malik, SPACE.com Managing Editor
Date: 03 February 2012 Time: 10:53 AM ET
Iran launched a small Earth-observing satellite into orbit today (Feb. 3), marking the country's first successful mission since a failed attempt to put a monkey in space last year, according to state news reports.
 
The Iranian Space Agency launched the new "Promise of Science and Industry" satellite into orbit today using a Safir 1-B rocket, according to a translation of a statement posted to the agency's Farsi-language website. Safir means "Ambassador" in Farsi.
 
The new Iranian satellite weighs about 110 pounds (50 kilograms) and was built by students at the Sharif University of Technology, according to a report by Iran's Islamic Republic News Agency.
 
According to the Iranian Space Agency, the satellite is shaped like a cube that is nearly 20 inches (50 centimeters) wide. It is circling Earth in an elliptical orbit and passes over Iran six times a day. The satellite will fly a two-month mission and is controlled via five ground stations, one each in the cities of Karaj, Tabriz, Qeshm, Bushehr and Mashhad, Iranian space officials said.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iranian_Space_Agency   

Iranian space Agency

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(ISA, Persian: سازمان فضایی ایران Sázmán e Fazái e Irán) is Iran's governmental space agency. Iran is an active participant in the Asian space race and became an orbital-launch-capable nation in 2009. Iran is one of the 24 founding members of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, which was set up in 1958.[2]



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Re: Asia Space News
« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2012, 04:16:37 PM »
IRANIAN SATELLITE: On Feb. 3rd, Iran launched the country's third satellite. Named "Navid," the 110-pound mini-spacecraft is meant to stay in orbit for 18 months, sending back images to Iran as it completes a revolution of Earth every 90 minutes. On Feb. 10th, veteran satellite observer Marco Langbroek photographed Navid as it passed over his home in Leiden, the Netherlands:
"It was a clear evening and I had a 71 degree elevation pass of Navid, which moves in a 250 x 375 km orbit," says Langbroek. "The satellite was invisible to the naked eye (I estimate its magnitude as +7), but my camera was able to record its faint trail moving just south of the alpha Persei star association. Measuring only 50 x 60 cm, Navid is the smallest object in orbit I have ever photographed."

Readers, although you can't see Navid, you can find out when it is flying overhead and possibly photograph it as Langbroek did. Local flyby times are available from SpaceWeather's Simple Satellite Tracker http://www.spaceweather.com/flybys/?PHPSESSID=9agsbhf9ov6ej66uaqgrorsmq5

and Flybys App.
http://simpleflybys.com/

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Re: Asia Space News
« Reply #14 on: June 19, 2012, 07:36:13 AM »
http://www.spaceweather.com/ 

CHINESE SPACE DOCK: Chinese astronauts onboard the Shenzhou 9 spacecraft successfully docked with the Tiangong 1 space station on Monday, making China only the third nation to perform such a maneuver. The mission's crew of three includes the first Chinese female astronaut, fighter pilot Liu Yang.
[ http://in.reuters.com/article/2012/06/17/us-china-space-idINBRE85E0NI20120617 ]

The newly-manned Tiangong 1 is visible in the night sky. Check the Simple Satellite Tracker or your smartphone for sighting opportunities.
http://www.spaceweather.com/flybys/

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