Did a Russian Home Get Hit

by Progress Space Debris?

[/caption]The Russian supply canada goose premium outlet ship for the International Space Station successfully launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 2:37 pm EDT (10:37 pm Moscow time) on Thursday to carry 2.5 tonnes of supplies to the orbiting crew. Progress 33 will take over from Progress 32 that was filled with rubbish and unwanted instrumentation and de orbited on May 6th, sent on its way to cheap canada goose burn up over the Pacific Ocean on May 18th.

It seems the spaceship exchange went according to plan. Progress canada goose outlet new jersey 33 launched, Progress 32 de orbited and the space station is stocked until the next delivery.

However, a small village in South Siberia didn’t have such a harmonious evening; a chunk of the Progress rocket booster fell onto a house.

Space debris sometimes falls to Earth, as does debris from canada goose outlet in winnipeg Russian air activities, and it looks like the village of Baranovka in the Siberian Altai Region has just become the target for some more space junk.

This time, local residents reported hearing two sharp cracks and then a crash when something fell on the roof of a two storey apartment block. Immediately the emergency services were called and fire fighters found a 14 foot piece of metal. It has been confirmed that this piece canada goose outlet in toronto of debris originated from the canada goose jacket uk Progress rocket launched earlier that canada goose outlet sale toronto night.

Fortunately there were no injuries and no significant property canada goose bomber uk damage.

Regardless, the Russian space agency appears to be concerned that somebody is out to get compensation. “There is only one fragment and the house canada goose outlet online uk is not within the calculated area canada goose victoria uk of possible debris fallout,” said a space agency spokesman. “In any case, there https://www.outletcanadagoose.biz are no casualties or material damage, according to our information.”

The agency added that locals may have found the rocket debris elsewhere, transported it to Baranovka, put it on the roof and then claimed it fell from the sky.

To be honest, so long as there are no faked concussions or claims of “pain and suffering”, I suspect the residents won’t be suing for damages. canada goose uk black friday (As there doesn’t appear to be any damage.)

I hope they get to keep the rogue bit of rocket though. That would make a great trophy in the village bar!

Source: Mos News, Space Fellowship

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This isn the first time that a piece of a Russian canada goose uk size guide rocket (from a manned or unmanned mission) has civilians on Russian territory or that of the former Soviet Republics. Cases have gone to court and some awards have been made to compensate civilians affected canada goose clearance by launch debris( none have been for and suffering or anguish ). So I can see why the Russian government may canada goose sale outlet review be in denial mode here (and I do agree I don see where significant physical damage has been done in this case). Thanks, Ian, for your report of this (continuing) problem in the Russian space program.

I wonder what the actual geometry of the shape was. I used to drop paper shapes to see which ones travelled farthest and slowest. Some of the most successful were rectangular shapes that would spin (tumble) along their long axis, the spin would slow down the rate of fall and, if the material was of low density but fairly stiff, would perform better than some constructed gliders.

It should be possible test the gliding characteristics of the canada goose outlet houston recovered debris to see if it could be induced to convert it falling energy into rotational. It would also not be hard to calculate the rotational energy transfer on impact added to the descent speed to give an estimate of expected damage to the structure where the object was found.

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