Re: Shenzhou 13 - Observing Opportunity

From: Bob Christy via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2022 08:02:00 +0000
Return to Earth is not following precedent, the interval between departure from CSS and landing will be about nine hours.

It indicates undocking today (April 15) at about 17:00 UTC.

Landing is still aimed for April 16, 01:55 UTC.

Robert Christy

> On 14 Apr 2022, at 08:14, Bob Christy via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org> 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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