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Re: LIVE: Shenzhou 7 Mission Updates
« Reply #720 on: 09/27/2008 10:52 AM »
I found this interesting picture of the EVA underwater simulations. Notice the blue arrows on the underwater OM along the handrails. That looks like the path the astronaut followed during the actual spacewalk.
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Re: LIVE: Shenzhou 7 Mission Updates
« Reply #721 on: 09/27/2008 10:55 AM »
I am watching the EVA from CCTV-9.  The EVA TV pictures are real clear.

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Re: LIVE: Shenzhou 7 Mission Updates
« Reply #722 on: 09/27/2008 10:55 AM »
The subsat, BanXing, is gonna be release at around 7:00PM. BanXing will take pictures of ShenZhou-7. After the reentry module comes back to earth. The subsat will try to come close to the OM and circle around it. ;D

The camera in BanXing is similar to that of Chang'e 1. So 3-D picture will be taken. This camera can take clear pictures of objects within 4-2000m. And the storage can store over 3,000 pictures.

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Re: LIVE: Shenzhou 7 Mission Updates
« Reply #723 on: 09/27/2008 10:56 AM »
I am watching the EVA from CCTV-9.  The EVA TV pictures are real clear.

The specialist said all cameras' resolution are DVD level.

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Re: LIVE: Shenzhou 7 Mission Updates
« Reply #724 on: 09/27/2008 10:57 AM »
Missed the whole thing... But congratulations to China on this excellent achievement!

Did anyone capture a video of the orbital sunset?
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Re: LIVE: Shenzhou 7 Mission Updates
« Reply #725 on: 09/27/2008 11:00 AM »
Sky News (UK) correspondent for China, Peter Sharp, who's been very critical of China over Human Rights over the years:

"This is a big, big day for China. It was Chairman Mao back in 1950 - he lamented the fact that China couldn't put a potato into space.

"And China, although a newcomer in the space race, is moving aggressively and moving forward very, very quickly. This space walk is a key element in China's space plans."

Shows how space turns things positive.

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Re: LIVE: Shenzhou 7 Mission Updates
« Reply #726 on: 09/27/2008 11:05 AM »

ShenzhouVII Space Walk ★part 1★



ShenzhouVII Space Walk ★part 2★

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Re: LIVE: Shenzhou 7 Mission Updates
« Reply #727 on: 09/27/2008 11:05 AM »
ShenzhouVII Space Walk ★part 3★



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Re: LIVE: Shenzhou 7 Mission Updates
« Reply #728 on: 09/27/2008 11:05 AM »
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Re: LIVE: Shenzhou 7 Mission Updates
« Reply #729 on: 09/27/2008 11:06 AM »
ShenzhouVII Space Walk ★part 7★



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Re: LIVE: Shenzhou 7 Mission Updates
« Reply #730 on: 09/27/2008 11:06 AM »
ShenzhouVII Space Walk ★part 9★


ShenzhouVII Space Walk ★part 10★
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Re: LIVE: Shenzhou 7 Mission Updates
« Reply #731 on: 09/27/2008 11:18 AM »
Any update about the Subsat? It is about to be released now.

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Re: LIVE: Shenzhou 7 Mission Updates
« Reply #732 on: 09/27/2008 11:18 AM »
Wonderful coverage, sadly I wasn't able to follow it live, even though I'd have loved to! Thanks for the YouTube links and extra detailed information about the mission the Chinese members are providing, it's really valuable :)

Congratulations to China on this great day, spaceflight is being made wider. This shows the awe-inspiring feats we can achieve if we put ourselves to it.
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Re: LIVE: Shenzhou 7 Mission Updates
« Reply #733 on: 09/27/2008 11:40 AM »
Any update about the Subsat? It is about to be released now.
19:27PM(GMT+8), the subsat, BanXing, was successfully released. ;D

The subsat's life-span is three months.
« Last Edit: 09/27/2008 11:43 AM by eyesineyes »

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Re: LIVE: Shenzhou 7 Mission Updates
« Reply #734 on: 09/27/2008 11:45 AM »
I have made a timeline (in UTC) of the first Chinese spacewalk.

(Corrections and specifications are welcomed)

08:38 - opening of hatch (not fully)
08:39 - closure of hatch
08:40 - re-opening of hatch (fully)
08:43 - Zhai Zhigang has exited (not fully)
08:45 - Zhai Zhigang has exited (fully)
08:48 - Liu Boming has exited (not fully) and given the flag to Zhai Zhigang
08:50 - Zhai Zhigang has retrieved the package with material samples and given it to Liu Boming
08:55 - Zhai Zhigang has entered (not fully)
08:57 - Zhai Zhigang has entered (fully)
08:59 - closure of hatch and then re-opening
09:00 - closure of hatch

Duration of spacewalk: 22 minutes - from opening to closure of hatch, 14 minutes - from beginning of exit of Zhai Zhigang till ending of his entry, 10 minutes - time of fully outside of Zhai Zhigang.

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Re: LIVE: Shenzhou 7 Mission Updates
« Reply #735 on: 09/27/2008 11:56 AM »
I'm totally shocked because I've just made a COLA calculation of ISS / Shenzhou 7 distances. This day, at 15:07:23, the two manned spacecraft will pass only 36 kilometers from each other!!!


Target satellite perigee:   348.04 km
Target satellite apogee:    357.08 km
Velocity at perigee:     7.7007 km/sec
TLE collision search file: sz7.tle

COLA will search for satellites having altitude ranges
that intersect the range from    98.04 to   607.08 km,
and that come within ***** km of the target satellite at
a time within +/-   5.0 days of both satellite epochs.


Satellites in range of ISS:    1

   Date     UTC Time   Norad           Name           Range (km) NdAng EphAge

 9/27/2008  0:40:00.29 33386 Shenzhou 7                 1867.7    81.3  -0.21

 9/27/2008  1:25:38.18 33386 Shenzhou 7                 1741.3    82.0  -0.18

 9/27/2008  2:11:18.25 33386 Shenzhou 7                 1672.0    82.0  -0.15

 9/27/2008  2:56:56.52 33386 Shenzhou 7                 1545.0    82.8  -0.11

 9/27/2008  3:42:36.21 33386 Shenzhou 7                 1475.9    82.8  -0.08

 9/27/2008  4:28:14.88 33386 Shenzhou 7                 1348.5    83.5  -0.05

 9/27/2008  5:13:54.19 33386 Shenzhou 7                 1279.5    83.5  -0.02

 9/27/2008  5:59:33.22 33386 Shenzhou 7                 1151.6    84.3  +0.01

 9/27/2008  6:45:12.17 33386 Shenzhou 7                 1082.9    84.1  +0.04

 9/27/2008  7:30:51.56 33386 Shenzhou 7                  954.6    84.9  +0.08

 9/27/2008  8:16:30.17 33386 Shenzhou 7                  886.2    84.7  +0.11

 9/27/2008  9:02:09.89 33386 Shenzhou 7                  757.5    85.5  +0.14

 9/27/2008  9:47:48.18 33386 Shenzhou 7                  689.3    85.1  +0.17

 9/27/2008 10:33:28.21 33386 Shenzhou 7                  560.3    85.9  +0.20

 9/27/2008 11:19:06.20 33386 Shenzhou 7                  492.4    85.2  +0.23

 9/27/2008 12:04:46.53 33386 Shenzhou 7                  363.1    85.7  +0.27

 9/27/2008 12:50:24.23 33386 Shenzhou 7                  295.7    84.2  +0.30

 9/27/2008 13:36:04.84 33386 Shenzhou 7                  166.2    83.3  +0.33

 9/27/2008 14:21:42.27 33386 Shenzhou 7                  100.4    76.3  +0.36

 9/27/2008 15:07:23.15 33386 Shenzhou 7                   36.6    61.0  +0.39

 9/27/2008 15:53:00.33 33386 Shenzhou 7                  101.9    76.6  +0.42

 9/27/2008 16:38:41.46 33386 Shenzhou 7                  230.0    84.6  +0.46

 9/27/2008 17:24:18.41 33386 Shenzhou 7                  297.2    84.3  +0.49

 9/27/2008 18:09:59.75 33386 Shenzhou 7                  426.9    85.8  +0.52

 9/27/2008 18:55:36.50 33386 Shenzhou 7                  493.6    85.3  +0.55

 9/27/2008 19:41:18.05 33386 Shenzhou 7                  623.8    85.7  +0.58

 9/27/2008 20:26:54.60 33386 Shenzhou 7                  690.1    85.2  +0.62

 9/27/2008 21:12:36.34 33386 Shenzhou 7                  820.5    85.2  +0.65

 9/27/2008 21:58:12.72 33386 Shenzhou 7                  886.5    84.8  +0.68

 9/27/2008 22:43:54.63 33386 Shenzhou 7                 1017.0    84.6  +0.71

 9/27/2008 23:29:30.85 33386 Shenzhou 7                 1082.6    84.2  +0.74

 9/28/2008  0:15:12.92 33386 Shenzhou 7                 1213.2    83.9  +0.77

 9/28/2008  1:00:49.01 33386 Shenzhou 7                 1278.5    83.5  +0.81

 9/28/2008  1:46:31.21 33386 Shenzhou 7                 1409.2    83.2  +0.84

 9/28/2008  2:32:07.17 33386 Shenzhou 7                 1474.0    82.8  +0.87

 9/28/2008  3:17:49.50 33386 Shenzhou 7                 1604.7    82.5  +0.90

 9/28/2008  4:03:25.36 33386 Shenzhou 7                 1669.1    82.1  +0.93

 9/28/2008  4:49:07.78 33386 Shenzhou 7                 1799.8    81.7  +0.96

 9/28/2008  5:34:43.56 33386 Shenzhou 7                 1863.8    81.4  +1.00

 9/28/2008  6:20:26.07 33386 Shenzhou 7                 1994.4    80.9  +1.03

 9/28/2008  7:06:01.77 33386 Shenzhou 7                 2058.0    80.6  +1.06

 9/28/2008  7:51:44.36 33386 Shenzhou 7                 2188.6    80.1  +1.09

 9/28/2008  8:37:20.01 33386 Shenzhou 7                 2251.7    79.8  +1.12

 9/28/2008  9:23:02.64 33386 Shenzhou 7                 2382.2    79.3  +1.15

 9/28/2008 10:08:38.26 33386 Shenzhou 7                 2444.8    79.0  +1.19

 9/28/2008 10:54:20.93 33386 Shenzhou 7                 2575.2    78.5  +1.22

 9/28/2008 11:39:56.52 33386 Shenzhou 7                 2637.3    78.2  +1.25

 9/28/2008 12:25:39.22 33386 Shenzhou 7                 2767.5    77.7  +1.28

 9/28/2008 13:11:14.81 33386 Shenzhou 7                 2829.2    77.4  +1.31

 9/28/2008 13:56:57.52 33386 Shenzhou 7                 2959.2    76.9  +1.34

 9/28/2008 14:42:33.11 33386 Shenzhou 7                 3020.4    76.6  +1.38

 9/28/2008 15:28:15.81 33386 Shenzhou 7                 3150.1    76.1  +1.41

 9/28/2008 16:13:51.43 33386 Shenzhou 7                 3210.8    75.8  +1.44

 9/28/2008 16:59:34.11 33386 Shenzhou 7                 3340.3    75.3  +1.47

 9/28/2008 17:45:09.76 33386 Shenzhou 7                 3400.5    75.0  +1.50

 9/28/2008 18:30:52.42 33386 Shenzhou 7                 3529.7    74.4  +1.53

 9/28/2008 19:16:28.11 33386 Shenzhou 7                 3589.4    74.2  +1.57

 9/28/2008 20:02:10.72 33386 Shenzhou 7                 3718.2    73.6  +1.60

 9/28/2008 20:47:46.48 33386 Shenzhou 7                 3777.4    73.4  +1.63

 9/28/2008 21:33:29.03 33386 Shenzhou 7                 3905.8    72.8  +1.66

 9/28/2008 22:19:04.86 33386 Shenzhou 7                 3964.4    72.6  +1.69

 9/28/2008 23:04:47.35 33386 Shenzhou 7                 4092.5    72.0  +1.72

 9/28/2008 23:50:23.26 33386 Shenzhou 7                 4150.6    71.7  +1.76

This message reflects my personal opinion based on open sources of information.

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Re: LIVE: Shenzhou 7 Mission Updates
« Reply #736 on: 09/27/2008 12:05 PM »
Quote from: eyesineyes link=topic=5137.msg318803#msg318803
Any update about the Subsat? It is about to be released now.
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19:27PM(GMT+8), the subsat, BanXing, was successfully released. ;D

Any video snapshot?

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Re: LIVE: Shenzhou 7 Mission Updates
« Reply #737 on: 09/27/2008 12:17 PM »
Quote from: Liss
I'm totally shocked because I've just made a COLA calculation of ISS / Shenzhou 7 distances. This day, at 15:07:23, the two manned spacecraft will pass only 36 kilometers from each other!!!

Just a little reminder that they can get there. :D

If, for some reason, the ISS international partnership continues to refuse to allow China to become a member they should, at least, offer them the opportunity to drop by for a visit, perhaps after China has demonstrated docking capability.
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Re: LIVE: Shenzhou 7 Mission Updates
« Reply #738 on: 09/27/2008 12:49 PM »
Press Conference going on now on CCTV.  Questions about the challenge of opening the hatch and the false fire alarm.  (Good questions with excellent English translation)

Hatch opening was harder than expected and will lead to analysis to aid future missions.  They were not concerned about fire alarm after it was discovered to be in the orbital module which was in a vacum state (no oxygen to burn).  Sensor error.  No impact on mission. 

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Re: LIVE: Shenzhou 7 Mission Updates
« Reply #739 on: 09/27/2008 12:50 PM »
Very interesting calculation Liss, thank you!

I wonder if they will try to make observations of the ISS (at 36 km they should be able to just see it?), while probably for the ISS crew it would be more difficult to see S-VII.
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