Satellite Tracker Captures Lost Toolbag on Video
The toolbag lost by spacewalkers this past week is being tracked by satellite observers and one veteran observer actually captured the toolbag whizzing by on video! Kevin Fetter from Brockville, Ontario video recorded the backpack sized toolbag last night, Nov. 22 from his backyard. “It was easily 8th magnitude or brighter as it passed by canada goose outlet black friday the 4th magnitude star eta Pisces,” Fetter said. Check out the video here. What these “amateurs” can’t do these days! If you’d like to try to see the toolbag yourself, here’s the link to Space Weather’s Satellite Tracker, so you can find out when it will be canada goose outlet canada traveling over your backyard. This site provides satellite observations times for residents of the US and Canada. The expensive canada goose uk outlet toolbag floated away canada goose outlet from Endeavour astronaut Heidemarie Stefanyshyn Piper during the STS 126 canada goose black friday sale mission’s canada goose outlet first spacewalk on Nov. 18th. Whoever said the toolbag was lost never to be seen again!
And just why does that toolbag cost $100,000?
“The cost included the EVA crew lock bag itself, four retractable tethers, two adjustable equipment tethers, a grease gun with a straight nozzle, two wire ties, a grease gun with a J hook nozzle, an EVA wipe caddy, six EVA wipes (two wet, four dry), a scraper debris container, a SARJ scraper and a large trash bag,” NASA spokesman Mike Curie.
Most of that equipment and the bag are not just something you can pick up at your local hardware store. They are specialized hardware that had to be specifically created and certified for the harsh environment of space, able to work properly in a vacuum and withstand temperature swings from plus 200 degrees F (93 C) and canada goose outlet uk sale minus 200 degrees F uk canada goose outlet ( 128 C).
And if you want to complain about astronauts losing things in space, then you go put on a pair of bulky, stiff gloves and a spacesuit (and a diaper) and try to do some very intricate, demanding work in zero gravity for about seven hours!Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share Canada Goose online on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click canada goose https://www.baertakreation.de clearance to print (Opens in new window)MoreClick to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)
Monitoring the item and where it is going is one thing, controlling what it might hit in orbit or where crash land is another.
Again, with all these excuses, their variants, and seemingly biassed nationalism stated cannot hide the original complacency.
Clearly, common sense tells us that the uncontrolled loss of anything in orbit is dangerous practice. Really all those occupying low Earth orbit and those organising the mission on the ground, have a important responsibility of both safety and prevention of potential present and future dangers if they are in orbit.
The issue in the end isn really the astronaut in question, the fault lies in the adopted operational procedures adopted by NASA and official canada goose outlet the consortium of the International Space Station. No one expects Heidemarie to do things like fine needle work in orbit, but what we expect is some redundancy methods so such careless canada goose outlet uk in avoided in the future. Anyway, still reckon she ought to be over the coals canada goose store for the incident.
much whining about the tool bag getting loose. Worse is bound to happen, we Canada Goose Jackets learn from mistakes and move ahead, now for sake of not being total douche bags about it, stop trolling and move on. you miss the point. The problem isn really loosing the the tool bag. It canada goose outlet store is basically the need for denial and cover up by the general media including the NASA publicity department.
If we are supposed to from mistakes and move ahead well the question is why haven we do so?
Really. Let talk about facts
According to studies done in 1999, there is estimated to 1.8 million kilograms of space junk in orbit. With roughly 110,000 objects larger than 1 centimetre! Most are stray nuts and bolts lost by carelessness, and all have the capacity of permanently disabling spacecraft.
According to the official NASA Orbital Debris Program Office as of today, on their Debris : Frequently Asked Questions
17,000 objects canada goose uk shop larger than 10 cm are known to exist. The estimated population of particles between 1 and 10 cm in diameter is greater than 200,000. The number of particles smaller than 1 cm probably exceeds tens of millions.
Of this, because of the size, only 2% to 5% of the all canada goose outlet reviews particles could be tracked by NASA and the Space Command. Worst, is that most cannot be tracked over all places over the Earth.
As to from Canada Goose Online mistakes but three incidences for me highlight the concern if anyone is heeding the warning. Pegasus rocket upper stage was exploded in 1996, which presumable generated between 300000 and 400000 fragments. The orbit is high enough so that the majority remains in Earth orbit to at least 2050, and is travelling in the path of Hubble Space Telescope.
In May 1963, under the title West Ford America launched bunches of copper needles into Earth orbit in an ill conceived plan for post nuclear war communications. They are 1.8 centimetres long weight 40 micrograms apiece and
These needles are still there in a vastly expanding donut cloud (15 km) some 3,700 kilometres above the Earth!
Historically, there has been some rare interest in the topic,
Spacewalkers Add to Orbiting canada goose outlet jackets Space Junk
The interesting and relevant (damning) quote is made from a former astronaut, Jay goose outlet canada Ap in 2006, who said; worry about (losing tools) all the time, Silver Thread saying, much whining about the tool bag getting loose. does not really get to solving the actual problem the first being of course, just admitting there is a problem in the first place!
As Mark canada goose factory outlet Matney, a chief scientist at NASA Johnson Space Centre rightly says; astronauts living aboard the orbiting lab may not think of it as junk, but for me, every spacecraft is destined to become debris.Openingstijden