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Old 23.09.2011, 16:17
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Re: Falling Satellite

I find that map with the current position of the satellite highly compelling. It's like hypnotizing me, like the download speed bars used to do in Nasper. I could watch it for hours.

I need holidays.
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Old 23.09.2011, 16:23
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I find that map with the current position of the satellite highly compelling. It's like hypnotizing me, like the download speed bars used to do in Nasper. I could watch it for hours.

I need holidays.

You might like this video then...

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Old 23.09.2011, 16:30
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On a more serious note:


Will the satellite bring a radioactive contamination that will cause the dead to rise???
I would be more concerned with what might be hitching a ride on it.. an alien or two, slithering off snake-like into the bushes or into a dark corner somewhere, watching and waiting..

am going out before night time to buy more tin foil..
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Old 23.09.2011, 16:32
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Will the satellite bring a radioactive contamination that will cause the dead to rise???
Is this in the correct thread? There is another thread about the Zürich sex stalls?
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Old 23.09.2011, 16:33
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I find that map with the current position of the satellite highly compelling. It's like hypnotizing me, like the download speed bars used to do in Nasper. I could watch it for hours.

I need holidays.
Better not send you the live link Map of "Where's Santa now" before Christmas then, you'll not leave the house for weeks
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Old 23.09.2011, 21:13
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Re: Falling Satellite

any updates?

and will we be able to possibly see it?
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Old 23.09.2011, 21:25
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Re: Falling Satellite

Crossing the Atlantic from Brasil and about to reach Mauretania - still seems to be quite high at 160km altitude, and still moving brisky along at almost 8 km/s (Mach 23)
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Old 23.09.2011, 21:31
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As for seeing it, will mostly depend on the cloud cover where you are, and how much light pollution (street lights etc)

I'll post a direction and elevation angle when it gets to best chance - just hitting southern spain now
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Old 23.09.2011, 21:35
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OK, coming in from the south west and very high up - 80 degrees from horizon, almost overhead
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Old 23.09.2011, 21:40
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Re: Falling Satellite

what exactly are we looking for? is it still like a star or more like a plane?
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Old 23.09.2011, 21:47
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Hey, now that was cool

Anyone else catch it?


Latest update I have for reentry time is 0300 Swiss local ± 7 hours.

could be a long night!
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Old 23.09.2011, 21:51
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what exactly are we looking for? is it still like a star or more like a plane?
twas a fairly dull white moving like a dingbat from soth-east to northwest
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Old 23.09.2011, 22:10
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twas a fairly dull white moving like a dingbat from soth-east to northwest
There's going to be a bunch of new UFO sightings tomorrow on the yellow press

Because of this whole thing I got to find out about Tyche, and stated remembering how much I love this kind of news.

The only way to end my week even better would be someone finding a new Egyptian temple...

*going to watch Indiana Jones movies while waiting for the next sighting*
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Old 23.09.2011, 22:50
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Just left the Brasil coast so passing again in about 5 mins
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Old 23.09.2011, 22:59
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This time will be from south-east to north-west so you need to look west round to north then north-west , with an elevation of about 55 degrees

due west now
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Old 23.09.2011, 23:26
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Maybe insurance against falling space derbis is worth it after all... They don't know when or where this one'll come down.

Huge Defunct Satellite to Plunge to Earth Soon
Ooh Ooh! I hope it lands in my yard! That would be very lucky indeed!!!!!
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Old 23.09.2011, 23:28
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I would be more concerned with what might be hitching a ride on it.. an alien or two, slithering off snake-like into the bushes or into a dark corner somewhere
Don't worry.

We're already here.
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Old 23.09.2011, 23:39
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Re: Falling Satellite

Aww - missed it. Next sighting for me is around 3:40am! If it's still up there. The site below says none of the passes are visible but I don't know how it calculates that.

http://www.heavens-above.com/PassSum...alt=253&tz=CET
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Old 24.09.2011, 00:01
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Aww - missed it. Next sighting for me is around 3:40am! If it's still up there. The site below says none of the passes are visible but I don't know how it calculates that.
The pass information does seem kinda strange


I might have a slight advantage by being in sunny Scotland at the moment, who knows?
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Old 24.09.2011, 10:29
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It's crashed,

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-15034073
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