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Old 07.04.2020, 20:16
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Re: What is the aircraft doing?

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A few months ago I saw a long line of tiny lights moving across the night sky - I thought it might have been satellites but couldn't work out what for. They were this


https://www.space.com/spacex-starlin...sky-video.html
Don't want to turn off my ad-blocker. So what was it?
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Old 07.04.2020, 20:24
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Don't want to turn off my ad-blocker. So what was it?
Works for me with adblocker . Anyway - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starlink
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Old 07.04.2020, 21:18
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They should burn up on reentry - their orbit is relatively low so they can't stay in orbit indefinitely.



From wikipedia:
Failed satellites are expected to deorbit within a few years.


I'm not sure about the operational life.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starlink
It is pretty.
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Old 07.04.2020, 21:50
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It is pretty.
It was an impressive sight, going pretty much from horizon to horizon when I saw it. I tried to film it but my phone doesn't have a good enough camera to pick it up.
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Old 09.04.2020, 13:06
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Re: What is the aircraft doing?

Oh look .. The flight I mentioned made it to the news

https://www.20min.ch/ro/news/geneve/...guent-12217262

It was as we suspected.
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Old 09.04.2020, 13:10
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Re: What is the aircraft doing?

Is there something like flight radar but for cargo planes? I googled a bunch of webpages but nothing works.
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Old 09.04.2020, 13:21
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Is there something like flight radar but for cargo planes? I googled a bunch of webpages but nothing works.
You can see the cargo planes on Flightradar. In fact you can only see cargo and some private biz jets at the moment.
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Old 09.04.2020, 13:48
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It was an impressive sight, going pretty much from horizon to horizon when I saw it. I tried to film it but my phone doesn't have a good enough camera to pick it up.
It is neat, I wonder if "Make a Wish" applies, how many are there...30?

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Oh look .. The flight I mentioned made it to the news

https://www.20min.ch/ro/news/geneve/...guent-12217262

It was as we suspected.
Which means, you should be a journalist.
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Re: What is the aircraft doing?

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What is that good for?

I asked a pilot but he is asleep. Nobody is flying anywhere.
not true, just look in the sky.
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Old 09.04.2020, 18:09
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not true, just look in the sky.
Blue blue skies. Completely and utterly.
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Old 09.04.2020, 19:16
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not true, just look in the sky.
And on Flight Radar there were a whole bunch of gliders! So much for stay at home and don’t practice dangerous sports.
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Blue blue skies. Completely and utterly.
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Old 09.04.2020, 19:23
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Re: What is the aircraft doing?

That looks really lovely..how unfair, there is nothing here. Though we do hear the ocassional hospital helicopter.
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Old 09.04.2020, 20:15
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Re: What is the aircraft doing?

This is how they know which one is which.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auto...ce_–_broadcast
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