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#1 Barlowbill

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Posted 29 July 2021 - 12:26 PM

Just checked the Heavens Above site and found a new satellite.  Looked it up on Wiki and see that it is a Russian module for the ISS.  Here is the interesting part:  ISS show to be visible from Tulsa tonight at 10:24pm to 10:27pm.  Nauka shows to be visible from 10:18pm to 10:21pm.  Both commencing about 10* NNW and ending in the NE at 31* (ISS) and 24* (Nauka).  Wiki said that yesterday Nauka performed a burn to line it up for docking.  

 

By the way, Hubble is supposed to make two visible passes tonight.  Check it out!



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Posted 29 July 2021 - 12:55 PM

Nauka docked to the ISS this morning.



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Posted 29 July 2021 - 01:37 PM

My most-sky camera caught a pass last night.

 

ISS:

ISS2.jpg

 

Nauka:

Russian Science Module 1.jpg


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Posted 29 July 2021 - 01:50 PM

Yeah, I just read an article that said it already docked.  Don't know what Heavens Above is suggesting.  I'll be out tonight looking anyway.



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Posted 29 July 2021 - 08:23 PM

An eventful day: International Space Station knocked out of position for 47 minutes (quick excerpt: "A newly arrived Russian science lab briefly knocked the International Space Station out of position Thursday when it accidentally fired its thrusters. For 47 minutes, the space station lost control of its orientation when the firing occurred, a few hours after docking, pushing the orbiting complex from its normal configuration.")



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Posted 29 July 2021 - 10:55 PM

There's more on the Nauka malfunction at https://www.nasaspac.../nauka-docking/

I watched the first ISS pass visible from my area tonight.  The wildfire smoke dimmed it considerably.

 

Here's an iPhone photo that I took as the ISS was heading eastward.

 

 

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