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Re: LIVE: TianGong-1 JSLC CZ-2F (T1) launch September 29, 2011
« Reply #660 on: 10/03/2011 07:48 AM »
These pictures show that there does not appear to be a hatch which gives easy access to the service module area.

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Re: LIVE: TianGong-1 JSLC CZ-2F (T1) launch September 29, 2011
« Reply #661 on: 10/03/2011 08:19 AM »
These pictures show that there does not appear to be a hatch which gives easy access to the service module area.

Probably means that the SM cannot be accessed from inside the pressurised module.
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Re: LIVE: TianGong-1 JSLC CZ-2F (T1) launch September 29, 2011
« Reply #662 on: 10/03/2011 10:30 AM »
These pictures show that there does not appear to be a hatch which gives easy access to the service module area.

Probably means that the SM cannot be accessed from inside the pressurised module.

The point is that earlier on there was a lot of discussion about the hatch at the rear of the living/work module and what it would be used for.   I assume it's there (it has been seen in other photos) but will only be used rarely for possible servicing.
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Re: LIVE: TianGong-1 JSLC CZ-2F (T1) launch September 29, 2011
« Reply #663 on: 10/03/2011 06:25 PM »
I have combined the best interior shots into one image. Top row: forward, starboard, aft, port; bottom row: forward during outfitting, aft cgi

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Re: LIVE: TianGong-1 JSLC CZ-2F (T1) launch September 29, 2011
« Reply #664 on: 10/04/2011 03:27 PM »
For reference, the diameter of Tiangong-1 is .4 meters wider than the FGB, and over a meter wider than Rassvet, the new Russian module at ISS.

Both the FGB and Rassvet have the feel of being corridors rather than rooms, due to their narrowness, but in the case of the FGB, the narrowness is a function of the extensive wall panels built into the FGB for stowage. The smaller of the two compartments of the Service Module is the same diameter as the FGB, but has less deep panels, so it appears to be almost as wide as the large 4.1 meter compartment.

Its hard to tell from these photos how much volume there is inside Tiangong-1, since that is a function of how deep its panels are. Certainly, it seems more like a room than a corridor.

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Re: LIVE: TianGong-1 JSLC CZ-2F (T1) launch September 29, 2011
« Reply #665 on: 10/04/2011 06:26 PM »
It was mentioned on this thread, that Tiangong-1 has two CQs. Does it mean there will be two people on SZ-9 and -10, or can a third crew member sleep on board SZ?

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Re: LIVE: TianGong-1 JSLC CZ-2F (T1) launch September 29, 2011
« Reply #666 on: 10/05/2011 03:03 PM »
It was mentioned on this thread, that Tiangong-1 has two CQs. Does it mean there will be two people on SZ-9 and -10, or can a third crew member sleep on board SZ?
Lots of speculation about SZ-9 and 10 crews here:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=26854.0
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Re: LIVE: TianGong-1 JSLC CZ-2F (T1) launch September 29, 2011
« Reply #667 on: 10/05/2011 06:53 PM »
I just read where its coming close to where the ISS is and might be seen.

Just wondering if the orbit could be considered a PR orbit much the same as Sputnik was a PR issue?
 
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Re: LIVE: TianGong-1 JSLC CZ-2F (T1) launch September 29, 2011
« Reply #670 on: 10/10/2011 12:38 AM »
I just read where its coming close to where the ISS is and might be seen.

Just wondering if the orbit could be considered a PR orbit much the same as Sputnik was a PR issue?
 

No, every single low earth orbit intersects every other low earth orbit twice per orbit. There is no possible orbit China could have placed Tiangong-1 in that would *not* have had such passes.
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Re: LIVE: TianGong-1 JSLC CZ-2F (T1) launch September 29, 2011
« Reply #671 on: 10/10/2011 08:34 PM »
According to STRATCOM, the CZ-2F second stage reentered to-day at 1027UTC over 16°N 144°E, which is in the Pacific about 300 km North of Guam.
(After 175 revolutions, inclined orbit 42.8°, descending)

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Re: LIVE: TianGong-1 JSLC CZ-2F (T1) launch September 29, 2011
« Reply #672 on: 10/12/2011 09:05 PM »
From Chinanews.com via People's Daily:

Tiangong 1 releases first photo in space.

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Re: LIVE: TianGong-1 JSLC CZ-2F (T1) launch September 29, 2011
« Reply #673 on: 10/13/2011 06:08 AM »
Hope that a camera is pointing in the opposite direction as Shenzhou 8 is approaching.
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Re: LIVE: TianGong-1 JSLC CZ-2F (T1) launch September 29, 2011
« Reply #674 on: 10/15/2011 11:30 AM »
From Chinanews.com via People's Daily:
Tiangong 1 releases first photo in space[/url].

I presume that's the dish antenna for the Chinese TDRS comm link via their geosync relays. Cool!

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Re: LIVE: TianGong-1 JSLC CZ-2F (T1) launch September 29, 2011
« Reply #675 on: 10/15/2011 02:43 PM »
Quote from:  People's Daily Rui's link
The relay satellite antenna can be easily distinguished in the photo

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Re: LIVE: TianGong-1 JSLC CZ-2F (T1) launch September 29, 2011
« Reply #676 on: 10/18/2011 01:17 PM »
A site (in Chinese) from CASC dedicated to Tiangong-1 & Shenzhou-8
http://1.202.156.53/web25/subject/n1/n25/n144/n212/n309/index.html

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Re: LIVE: TianGong-1 JSLC CZ-2F (T1) launch September 29, 2011
« Reply #678 on: 11/01/2011 10:40 AM »
TG-1 made two orbit trims before the launch of SZ-8, one in the morning of October 26 (reported earlier by Phillip Clark in the SZ-8 topic) and another, a smaller one, on October 30.
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Re: LIVE: TianGong-1 JSLC CZ-2F (T1) launch September 29, 2011
« Reply #679 on: 11/01/2011 01:17 PM »
Do we have an estimated docking time for TG-1/SZ-8?

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