The missing piece of the ISS photographed from the Ground
Observers on Earth can see in the night sky a piece of the protective screen of the ISS that American astronauts have lost by working outside the station on March 30.
As previously reported, NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson during a spacewalk lost part of the shield protecting the International space station from micrometeorites.
Currently flown fragment flying at some distance ahead of the ISS visible from Earth even with regular binoculars. Thus, the Dutch photographer Marco Langbroek from Leiden, 3 April managed to take it off the camera Canon EOS 60D.
(2) and this is the #ISS itself, a minute later. Both imaged from Leiden. NL this evening @esaoperations @ESA_nl @sterrenkunde pic.twitter.com/60UCRbYvg6
— Dr Marco Langbroek (@Marco_Langbroek) 3 APR 2017
Screen size is 1.5×0.6 meters, according to specialists, it needs to descend from orbit in a few months. “The subject presents a very low risk to navigation,” explained Holger Krag, an expert of the European space Agency’s space debris.
ISS_Fabric Shield_4 APRIL 2017 from Marco Langbroek on Vimeo.