[FPSPACE] What happened to Shenzhou-8's orbital module?

Phillip Clark phillipclark at btinternet.com
Wed Dec 21 10:35:41 EST 2011


It's 2011-063D (37883), in orbit with a mean motion of 15.842566 revs/day.

Phil Clark


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Charles, John B. (JSC-SA211) 
  To: 'jameseoberg at comcast.net' ; 'fpspace at friends-partners.org' 
  Sent: Wednesday, December 21, 2011 3:12 PM
  Subject: Re: [FPSPACE] What happened to Shenzhou-8's orbital module?


  JimO,
  There was a oblique comment from the Chinese press that indicated the sequence was: deorbit, jettison hab module, jettison instrument module. I will forward for your review.
  JBC 
   

  From: James E Oberg [mailto:jameseoberg at comcast.net] 
  Sent: Wednesday, December 21, 2011 08:46 AM
  To: fpspace at friends-partners.org <fpspace at friends-partners.org> 
  Subject: [FPSPACE] What happened to Shenzhou-8's orbital module? 
   

  After completion of the docking mission to Tiangong,
  what did Shenzhou do with its orbital module? Was it 
  jettisoned pre-deorbit [standard procedure], and if so 
  was it tracked and catalogued? Or did it ride down
  with the entering vehicle, Soyuz style, for jettison and 
  burnup?

  Just asking...

  Jim O 


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