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Wed Jan 5, 2022, 01:30 PM

Out-of-control rocket stage is tumbling toward Earth

Source: CNN

(CNN)Space experts are tracking a Russian rocket part that is set to make an uncontrolled reentry into Earth's atmosphere within the next 24 hours. The Angara-A5 heavy-lift rocket was launched from the Plesetsk spaceport in Russia's northwestern Arkhangelsk region on Monday, December 27. The launch was testing a new upper rocket stage, known as the Persei booster, according to the state-run TAS news agency.

Risk level
While it was highly unlikely that it would cause damage or hurt anyone, "the risk is real and cannot be ignored," he said.

In May 2021, NASA lambasted China for its failure to "meet responsible standards" after debris from an out-of-control rocket used to launch China's space station plunged into the Indian Ocean.


Original intentions
He added that the Russian rocket stage was not intended to reenter the Earth's atmosphere in this way.
"It was meant to end up in an orbit where it would stay for many thousands of years. The rocket failed to restart. The Chinese stage reentry was by DESIGN, they deliberately left it in a low orbit."
He said the rocket stage would reenter between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. ET Wednesday.
Russia's space agency Roscosmos told CNN the launch was operated by the Russian Ministry of Defence, which did not immediately respond to an emailed request for comment.






Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/05/world/russia-rocket-uncontrolled-reentry-scn/index.html



ooooh aaaahhh we're all gonna die!!

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TeamProg Jan 2022 OP
Auggie Jan 2022 #1
bluedigger Jan 2022 #2
Escurumbele Jan 2022 #4
Escurumbele Jan 2022 #3
TeamProg Jan 2022 #5
Farmer-Rick Jan 2022 #18
Walleye Jan 2022 #6
LaMouffette Jan 2022 #7
Walleye Jan 2022 #8
YP_Yooper Jan 2022 #35
twodogsbarking Jan 2022 #9
LiberalArkie Jan 2022 #10
intrepidity Jan 2022 #15
SWBTATTReg Jan 2022 #17
mahatmakanejeeves Jan 2022 #22
Harker Jan 2022 #11
mahatmakanejeeves Jan 2022 #20
Harker Jan 2022 #23
pecosbob Jan 2022 #12
intrepidity Jan 2022 #14
mahatmakanejeeves Jan 2022 #19
pecosbob Jan 2022 #21
OneCrazyDiamond Jan 2022 #13
Harker Jan 2022 #24
OneCrazyDiamond Jan 2022 #25
Harker Jan 2022 #26
Farmer-Rick Jan 2022 #16
Prof. Toru Tanaka Jan 2022 #27
3825-87867 Jan 2022 #28
raccoon Jan 2022 #29
Stallion Jan 2022 #32
NullTuples Jan 2022 #30
dalton99a Jan 2022 #31
burrowowl Jan 2022 #33
mahatmakanejeeves Jan 2022 #34
YP_Yooper Jan 2022 #36
mahatmakanejeeves Jan 2022 #37
intrepidity Jan 2022 #38
RussBLib Jan 2022 #39

Response to TeamProg (Original post)

Wed Jan 5, 2022, 01:32 PM

1. Maybe it'll land on TFG's head

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Response to TeamProg (Original post)

Wed Jan 5, 2022, 01:35 PM

2. Don't look up.

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Response to bluedigger (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 5, 2022, 01:36 PM

4. You were faster than I was...did not mean to copy, your entry was not there when I wrote mine...

Great minds think alike...

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Response to TeamProg (Original post)

Wed Jan 5, 2022, 01:36 PM

3. Don't Look Up

Great movie...

Hmm, I would not put it past Putin to have done that on purpose...where is it supposed to land? If in the Kremlin then OK, no problem.

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Response to TeamProg (Original post)

Wed Jan 5, 2022, 01:39 PM

5. More trajectory info at Weatherboy - link below

https://weatherboy.com/20-ton-out-of-control-russian-rocket-due-to-crash-on-earth-on-wednesday-afternoon/



On SATFLARE.com, a forecast created by Joseph Remis suggests the Wednesday afternoon (East Coast time) impact will occur over Australia. However, if the rocket comes in a little faster or slower, due to its tremendous speed, it may end up striking Earth elsewhere along its potential orbital planes. Four such orbital lines extend across the United States at around the time the rocket could hit Earth; the first possible area extends from the San Francisco bay area to the northwestern corner of Nevada north and east across southwest Oregon, west central Idaho, and western Montana. The second extends from near the Los Angeles area in southern California across the middle of Nevada into southeastern Idaho and central Montana. The next path comes up through the middle of Texas into central Oklahoma, central Missouri, near the Iowa/Illinois border, and up across the middle of Wisconsin. The fourth path extends across southeastern Florida, the Outer Banks of North Carolina, southeastern New England, and far eastern Maine. Even if the rocket doesn’t strike these areas, debris could light-up the sky and appear as a shooting star or bolide.


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Response to TeamProg (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 5, 2022, 03:27 PM

18. They have it entering at 12:44 today

But the Russians are saying:. "Russian newspaper Moskovski Komsomolets wrote, “…the 20-ton blank or what remains of it will smoothly descend for another two or three weeks, until most of it with the remaining fuel burns out in the dense layers of the atmosphere. Where the leftovers will fall is a question.”

I hope it hits an ocean.

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Response to TeamProg (Original post)

Wed Jan 5, 2022, 01:43 PM

6. Ooh ooh,Please hit Mar-a-Lago, pretty please

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Response to Walleye (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 5, 2022, 01:48 PM

7. If it does hit Mar-a-Lardo, Trump will have the GOP pay for repairs!

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Response to LaMouffette (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 5, 2022, 01:53 PM

8. Hell he'll make them build him a new golf resort

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Response to LaMouffette (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 6, 2022, 07:49 AM

35. Naw, Trump will sue the Ruskies

 

...and they'll just cancel the debt Trump owes them

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Response to TeamProg (Original post)

Wed Jan 5, 2022, 02:01 PM

9. Jewish space laser got it. FOX

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Response to TeamProg (Original post)

Wed Jan 5, 2022, 02:07 PM

10. Realtime map to watch

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Response to LiberalArkie (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 5, 2022, 03:15 PM

15. Cool site, thanks

It is currently over Russia.

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Response to LiberalArkie (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 5, 2022, 03:23 PM

17. Neat! Thanks!

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Response to LiberalArkie (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 5, 2022, 04:01 PM

22. Thanks. One of my coworkers is right in the path. I just emailed him. NT

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Response to TeamProg (Original post)

Wed Jan 5, 2022, 02:08 PM

11. Tough way to get one's booster. n/t

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Response to Harker (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 5, 2022, 03:57 PM

20. Get in the car. NT

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #20)

Wed Jan 5, 2022, 04:13 PM

23. At least the music is good in there.

I was thinking I'd head for my friends in the coop.

I've always wanted to be literally correct in saying, "nobody here but us chickens."

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Response to TeamProg (Original post)

Wed Jan 5, 2022, 02:40 PM

12. Dead Like Me 2003

The protagonist George is killed by a toilet seat that detached from the space station Mir as it de-orbited. Oddly, that's just the beginning of her story.

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Response to pecosbob (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 5, 2022, 03:11 PM

14. My first thought too

"Well, I just hope a toilet seat doesn't kill me."

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Response to pecosbob (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 5, 2022, 03:56 PM

19. That's a great show. It's been off the over-the-air TV for a while. NT

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #19)

Wed Jan 5, 2022, 03:57 PM

21. Was just binge-watching the series again last night...that's why it was rattling around my brain

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Response to TeamProg (Original post)

Wed Jan 5, 2022, 02:52 PM

13. Alright.

I have decided not to ignore the risk. I live in Ca....What do I do? Football helmet? Nuclear bunker? What?

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Response to OneCrazyDiamond (Reply #13)

Wed Jan 5, 2022, 04:18 PM

24. Have recourse to a chicken coop?

You're sure to be fine in there.

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Response to Harker (Reply #24)

Wed Jan 5, 2022, 04:28 PM

25. Negative

I could never imprison another being.

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Response to OneCrazyDiamond (Reply #25)

Wed Jan 5, 2022, 04:30 PM

26. Me neither.

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Response to TeamProg (Original post)

Wed Jan 5, 2022, 03:17 PM

16. So it is falling to earth right now

"He said the rocket stage would reenter between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. ET Wednesday."

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Response to TeamProg (Original post)

Wed Jan 5, 2022, 04:32 PM

27. This is a time when it is particularly fortunate for us that



about 3/4 of the Eart's surface is ocean or seas.

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Response to TeamProg (Original post)

Wed Jan 5, 2022, 04:41 PM

28. And Bruce WIllis is TOOO old to help!

Sniff!

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Response to TeamProg (Original post)

Wed Jan 5, 2022, 04:42 PM

29. Duck and cover. Nt

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Response to raccoon (Reply #29)

Wed Jan 5, 2022, 08:26 PM

32. Drop First!

Drop Duck and Cover

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Response to TeamProg (Original post)

Wed Jan 5, 2022, 05:18 PM

30. Splashdown was at 1:54 pm MST

US Space Command said in a statement Wednesday that it is "aware of and tracking the location of the Angara A5/PERSEY rocket body in space."
"At this time, the 18th Space Control Squadron assesses the entry point into the Earth's atmosphere at approximately 2054 UTC (1:54 pm MST) over the Southern Pacific Ocean." That was 3:54 p.m. ET.

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Response to TeamProg (Original post)

Wed Jan 5, 2022, 06:32 PM

31. Landed east of French Polynesia

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Response to TeamProg (Original post)

Thu Jan 6, 2022, 01:05 AM

33. Kick

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Response to TeamProg (Original post)

Thu Jan 6, 2022, 07:27 AM

34. The website shows it's still in orbit.

https://www.n2yo.com/?s=50505

What's still up there? Whatever it is, yesterday it had an altitude of 65 to 70 miles. Today, its altitude is 26 or 27 miles. Whatever is left is deteriorating quickly.

{edited}

This is for something launched last week, the IPM 3/PERSEY. This has to be something other than the doomed rocket.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #34)

Thu Jan 6, 2022, 08:01 AM

36. 30 min later, it's at 21 miles

 

coming down quickly (whatever it is). Wonder if it's based on faulty projections or is radar verified?

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Response to YP_Yooper (Reply #36)

Thu Jan 6, 2022, 08:06 AM

37. It's closer to the surface at the equator and farther away when it nears the poles.

The earth is not a perfect sphere, so some variation is to be expected.

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Response to TeamProg (Original post)

Fri Jan 7, 2022, 04:08 PM

38. So, where did it end up? In the ocean? nt

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Response to TeamProg (Original post)

Fri Jan 7, 2022, 04:39 PM

39. Pacific nt

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