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ISS times from Friday 15/5
« on: May 07, 2020, 01:26:36 pm »

T42

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Re: ISS times from Friday 15/5
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2020, 02:08:06 pm »
Got a photo somewhere of ISS+Shuttle, from 90s.
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Re: ISS times from Friday 15/5
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2020, 06:58:37 pm »
https://www.meteorwatch.org/iss-international-space-station-times-uk-may-2020/

Ultra bright pass at 22.53 coming from the west.

4 minutes after you should see the supply vessel chasing it at higher speed

quixoticgeek

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Re: ISS times from Friday 15/5
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2020, 11:05:44 pm »

THAT was awesome. Never been able to see it from Amsterdam before. Way too much traffic normally.

Thanks for the heads up.

Next pass is 2308 UTC, 0008 BST, 0108 CEST, if anyone is still awake.

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Re: ISS times from Friday 15/5
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2020, 11:18:01 pm »
Apparently the supply ship was ahead of it. I couldnt see it. Too cloudy

Wowbagger

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Re: ISS times from Friday 15/5
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2020, 11:29:40 pm »
We went out into the sticks and saw them both. I was going to say that you wait for a space station and three two come at once. My immediate thought was that the second one looked more like the space station than the first one. It was definitely bigger and brighter. Thanks for confirming that.
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Re: ISS times from Friday 15/5
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2020, 11:43:21 pm »
A couple of nights ago as it passed east I saw a couple of satellites flying about. There really is a huge amount of stuff up there.

quixoticgeek

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Re: ISS times from Friday 15/5
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2020, 11:46:09 pm »

Got my times wrong, try adding about 20 minutes to them, so 2328/0028/0128.

Apologies.

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Re: ISS times from Friday 15/5
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2020, 11:57:45 pm »
To much cloud here  :-\
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Jaded

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Re: ISS times from Friday 15/5
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2020, 12:05:38 am »
We had a cloud :(
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quixoticgeek

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Re: ISS times from Friday 15/5
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2020, 12:57:03 am »


I had... some small clouds... and an ISS...

Not as good a pass as the one 90 minutes ago, but I'm really pleased I got the shot.

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Re: ISS times from Friday 15/5
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2020, 02:12:42 pm »
22.55 ISS

then supply ship at 23.06

Tonight

Wowbagger

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Re: ISS times from Friday 15/5
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2020, 02:18:33 pm »
How often do these supply ships go up there? I assume it isn't the same one.
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Re: ISS times from Friday 15/5
« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2020, 02:27:49 pm »
22.55 ISS

then supply ship at 23.06

Tonight
Where do you get your supply ship info from?
It isn't anywhere obvious on Heavens Above.

quixoticgeek

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Re: ISS times from Friday 15/5
« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2020, 02:40:24 pm »
How often do these supply ships go up there? I assume it isn't the same one.

Depends.

This is the 9th from JAXA the Japanese space agency.

ROSCOSMOS aim to send up 3 Progress supply craft per year, plus 2 Soyuz crew missions.

ESA launched 5 of it's Autonomous Transfer Vehicle craft to the station, all launched on Arianne 5 rockets from French Guyana. With the conclusion of the 5 launches, they have no further launch plans to Station. The ATV lives on as part of the logistics module on the new NASA Artemis project to return to the moon.

NASA has the CCS contract program, which has missions from Space X (dragon module, launched on the Falcon 9, now Dragon 2, also launched on Falcon 9), and Cygnus, which comes from Orbital Sciences Corporation (OSC), and is launched by United Launch Alliance (ULA) on an Atlas 5 rocket.

The exact number of each varies.

Then there comes the more complicated one. There is also the Commercial Crew Program, which involves Boeing and Space X. Space X have their Crewed Dragon (Human rated version of Dragon 2), and Boeing have their CST-100. As yet neither have flown with a crew on board. But that's about to change.

At 2033 UTC/2133BST/2233CEST on 27th May 2020, a Falcon 9 from LC-39A will launch carrying 2 NASA astronauts. It is due to dock with Station at 1529UTC/1629BST/1729CEST on the 28th. This will mark the first time Astronauts have flown to the space station other than from Baikenour for 9 years, since the the shuttle was retired in 2011. It's also the first time NASA have launched only 2 crew on a mission since STS-4 in June 1982.

Boeing's CST-100 kinda fucked up on it's test flight in 2019, meaning they are losing this race, and don't expect to launch humans until 2021.

Launches to the station are more common than you may think, and with a variety of different craft.

Then there are the various launches that don't involve Station. Including the race to infect the planet with Kessler syndrome from the likes of SpaceX and One Space...

Space is busy right now...

J
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quixoticgeek

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Re: ISS times from Friday 15/5
« Reply #15 on: May 23, 2020, 02:43:12 pm »
Where do you get your supply ship info from?
It isn't anywhere obvious on Heavens Above.

https://www.meteorwatch.org/iss-international-space-station-times-uk-may-2020/

ISS Detector App on Android also supports this.

J
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Re: ISS times from Friday 15/5
« Reply #16 on: May 23, 2020, 02:44:18 pm »
22.55 ISS

then supply ship at 23.06

Tonight
Where do you get your supply ship info from?
It isn't anywhere obvious on Heavens Above.

See the OP  ;D

quixoticgeek

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Re: ISS times from Friday 15/5
« Reply #17 on: May 23, 2020, 02:51:17 pm »
This is the 9th from JAXA the Japanese space agency.

For completeness, JAXA launch the HTV Series on the H11B rocket, they plan a total of 10 launches, the final one planned for Feb 2021.

They launch from Japan. They take slightly longer to get from earth to Station. They are using a number of orbits to raise the craft up to ISS altitude.

Soyuz craft have an option of approximately a 6 hour route, and a 2 day route. Progress tends to take the 2 day route.

Crew dragon is using a route that takes approximately 20 hours.

J
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quixoticgeek

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Re: ISS times from Friday 15/5
« Reply #18 on: May 23, 2020, 03:51:08 pm »
They launch from Japan. They take slightly longer to get from earth to Station. They are using a number of orbits to raise the craft up to ISS altitude.

My contact at ESA ground control tells me that HTC docks on Monday, exact time TBD. It must dock at least 2 days prior to dragon arriving.

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Re: ISS times from Friday 15/5
« Reply #19 on: May 23, 2020, 03:58:03 pm »
22.55 ISS

then supply ship at 23.06

Tonight
Where do you get your supply ship info from?
It isn't anywhere obvious on Heavens Above.

See the OP  ;D
Ah! So!
 ;)

Jaded

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Re: ISS times from Friday 15/5
« Reply #20 on: May 23, 2020, 11:08:53 pm »
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Re: ISS times from Friday 15/5
« Reply #21 on: May 23, 2020, 11:12:17 pm »
I didnt look out for it tonight. Very cloudy.

Supply ship docks on monday

Re: ISS times from Friday 15/5
« Reply #22 on: May 23, 2020, 11:13:18 pm »


That's not the ISS

That an Imperial Tiefighter!!!  :o

Jaded

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Re: ISS times from Friday 15/5
« Reply #23 on: May 23, 2020, 11:23:05 pm »
It was cloudier to the SE, so we didn't have a long time to track it, plus I initially had the camera settings wrong. Pillock!
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Re: ISS times from Friday 15/5
« Reply #24 on: May 24, 2020, 03:40:29 pm »
Don't know if this site has been mentioned before. Makes tracking a bit easier as it shows relative position of the fly overs to your dwelling.

https://james.darpinian.com/satellites/
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