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LaurieAG
2019-Feb-19, 07:08 AM
Is the ISS module 'ZARYA' coming down at the moment?

Last Friday (February 15, 2019) my local paper had an article about 'UFO sightings' and the image published was almost identical to the photo of Tiangong 1 I took on March 22, 2018, almost 2 weeks prior to its reentry. So I looked up Satview and noticed the reuse of the old norad code for Tiangong 1 for ZARYA. ZARYA is a similar shape to Tiangong 1 but it is around twice the mass.

Satview shows ZARYA and the ISS in the same location but the 'Your position' icon on the map (a small house) is not in the same location. Zarya and Tiangong 2 show the same 'Your position' location but the ISS 'Your position' is different, out by almost half of the circumference.

Does anybody else see the different 'Your position' in the maps on the links below?

ISS ZARYA http://www.satview.org/?sat_id=37820U

ISS http://www.satview.org/?sat_id=25544U

TIANGONG II http://www.satview.org/?sat_id=41765U

And, just to make things interesting we have cyclone Oma heading our way and it is expected to cross the Australian mainland over the weekend. My local barometric pressure has dropped nearly 4 points in the past 8 hours.

slang
2019-Feb-23, 01:50 PM
If Zarya were to come down I think we'd have heard a little bit of it by now.

I do see my location being shown wrong on those links occasionally. It seems they default to a location somewhere around Peru, but after the page is completely loaded the little house is shown in my corner of Europe. Is that what you meant by wrong location?

LaurieAG
2019-Feb-24, 06:09 AM
I do see my location being shown wrong on those links occasionally. It seems they default to a location somewhere around Peru, but after the page is completely loaded the little house is shown in my corner of Europe. Is that what you meant by wrong location?

Yes slang, on my phone app the location doesn't change but it does when I use my web browser.

There is also another page on Satview for ISS (ZARYA) which uses a different code 40619U, PROGRESS-M 27M, which failed to reach the ISS in 2015.

http://www.satview.org/?sat_id=40619U