Re: Shenzhou 13 - Observing Opportunity

From: Robert McNaught via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2022 09:02:06 +0000
For what it's worth, I just watched a pass of CSS a few minutes ago 
(Apr14 08:57UT, mag +2, 25deg up in the S before shadow entry). There 
was nothing else seen in 10x42B to mag ~+7 within a few tens of seconds 
of CSS.
Cheers, Rob

On 14/04/2022 08:13, Bob Christy via Seesat-l wrote:
> The crew of CSS is set to return to Earth April 16, aiming for touchdown at 01:55 UTC.
>
> Assuming the mission timeline follows precedent, separation of Shenzhou 13 from the space station (48274/20-035A) will occur about 24 hrs earlier, on Apr 15. Observers should be able to see the pair as they move apart.
>
> Shenzhou 13 will release its orbital module before retro-fire and leave it behind in a similar orbit to Shenzhou itself.
>
> Landing zone NOTAM (the boundaries are identical to those announced for Shenzhou 12):
>
> A0790/22 NOTAMN
> Q) ZLHW/QRTCA/IV/BO/W/000/999/4112N10036E153
> A) ZLHW
> B) 2204160135 C) 2204160205
> E) A TEMPORARY RESTRICTED AREA ESTABLISHED BOUNDED BY: N4212E09730-N4212E10342-N4012E10342-N4012E09730 BACK TO START.  ALL ACFT SHALL BE FORBIDDEN TO FLY INTO THE RESTRICTED AREA.  VERTICAL LIMITS:GND-UNL.
> F) GND G) UNL
>
> Robert Christy
>
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