China's ISS Competitor Begins Construction In Orbit

Interesting talk from Scott Manley.

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Nice rocket.

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The Chinese do indeed have a rather sophisticated network they’ve been building for years. This discussion linked below is rather interesting and informative as well. I also do recommend the book which I actually read a couple of years ago.

I also recommend a report that came out a while ago from the US Army War College which I believe you can get online as well. Quite interesting read into how the Russians are operating as well.

I don’t know if we want to make a separate thread for this but can we keep this post space related?

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Alright…place your bets on the reentry location…

I’m gonna say - Santa Cruz, Bolivia… (+/- 12,000 miles)…

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this core stage is now also in orbit and is likely to make an uncontrolled reentry over the next days or week as growing interaction with the atmosphere drags it to Earth. If so, it will be one of the largest instances of uncontrolled reentry of a spacecraft and could potentially land on an inhabited area.

Amazing.

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A really sharp animation of the Chinese Space Station launch and docking. I’m assuming that last stage disconnecting is the one that is making the “uncontrolled” reentry talked about above. Best watched in 4k.

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Taiwan?

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Schitts Creek Comedy GIF by CBC

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If that last stage hits “I Still Love You” I’m gonna think it was all planned that way…

Really slick video…and an amazing engineering project regardless of nationality. I was hoping a sneaky animator had put in a frame of Sandra Bullock scaling the outer walls of the station…but my eagle eyes didn’t spot anything…

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