Author Topic: Soyuz-2.1b - Kosmos 2554 (Lotos-S №5) - Plesetsk 43/3 - 7 April 2022 (11:20 UTC)  (Read 7055 times)

Offline B. Hendrickx

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A small suggestion to the moderators: wouldn't it be better to create a separate thread with updates on re-entries of Russian rocket bodies rather than place those updates in specific mission threads? These dead rocket stages no longer play any role in these missions. It might also not be a bad idea to limit re-entry posts to the actual re-entry instead of giving regular updates on the predicted re-entry times. After all, these rocket stages are not massive enough to pose a threat to people on the ground.

Just an idea.

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I have no problem with putting updates on rocket bodies/debris/payloads in the mission thread.  I agree that we don't need an excessive number of posts for each event.  If someone wants to also create a rocket body/space object reentry thread that would be fine too, but I'd make it for all countries, not just Russian.

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I have no problem with putting updates on rocket bodies/debris/payloads in the mission thread.  I agree that we don't need an excessive number of posts for each event.  If someone wants to also create a rocket body/space object reentry thread that would be fine too, but I'd make it for all countries, not just Russian.

That's something that's also annoying to me. Especially when it's those dead mission threads dating back to the early or mid-2010s that's suddenly revived. Rondaz just had to make that choice.
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Offline eeergo

Personally, I really dislike when lots of tweets are posted, sometimes with subpar information, when they're redundant or uninteresting, or just take up more space than the value they have. Long-winded reentry predictions for a small object are such a case.

However, I'd like to break a spear in favor of the deorbit notices. I find it nice that somebody is taking care to track all pieces of the mission. Just as showing debris from the lower stages that crash down to Earth is interesting, and should be shown since they don't magically disappear once they're discarded, I find it satisfying that space-faring pieces are also tracked until their EOL. It's also a pleasant way to bump and remind oneself of an old mission you may or may not have been aware of.

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Update: obj. 52203 COSMOS 2554 SL-4 R/B decay prediction: November 30, 2022 UTC 02h12mn 12h

https://twitter.com/jremis/status/1597153488634785792

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Update: obj. 52203 COSMOS 2554 SL-4 R/B decay prediction: November 29, 2022 UTC 23h56mn 4h

https://twitter.com/jremis/status/1597564100753907712

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Can anybody update if the Lotus satellite is going to deorbit or is it the Soyuz 3rd stage?

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Can anybody update if the Lotus satellite is going to deorbit or is it the Soyuz 3rd stage?
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Update: obj. 52203 COSMOS 2554 SL-4 R/B decay prediction: November 30, 2022 UTC 01h42mn 1h

https://twitter.com/jremis/status/1597707317377904640

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Can anybody update if the Lotus satellite is going to deorbit or is it the Soyuz 3rd stage?

The update indicates that the object is a rocket stage.

"Update: obj. 52203 COSMOS 2554 SL-4 R/B decay prediction: November 29, 2022 UTC 23h56mn 4h"

R/B stands for Rocket Body.
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