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Wallace

Traveler 34122
A very interesting read. Thank you BH.
It does really beggar belief that an intentional uncontrolled re-entry of something of this size/mass can be allowed.
The odds my be low of debris landing in a populated area, but sooner or later if this continues, someone will get killed.
 
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Black Hole

Black Hole

May contain traces of nut
It demonstrates the Chinese don't really care a stuff about anyone else, so long as the trajectory goes nowhere near their interests.
 
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Black Hole

Black Hole

May contain traces of nut
I'm sure there are international conventions on re-entry protocols, but (short of trade embargoes or war) very few means to enforce them.
 

MikeSh

Well-Known Member
OK, we're safe!
We knew that when it was launched. It's a 42° orbit.

(Apparently the Russians asked them if they would make it nearer 50, so if they had a collaboration on the station in the future they (Russia) would be able to reach it more easily as their manned launch spaceport is further north.
But it seems the Chinese don't want to play with anyone else at all. :( )
 
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