Are there going to be good free live streams of the descent and if so is there much to be seen anyway?

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    $\begingroup$ How should a live stream of the descent taken if the place of impact is not known before? $\endgroup$ – Uwe Mar 31 '18 at 12:05
  • $\begingroup$ Uwe - I would imagine having a prepared mechanism to accept input from watchers the world over could work. Complex, yes, but possible $\endgroup$ – Rory Alsop Mar 31 '18 at 12:36
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    $\begingroup$ Fly various drones and aircraft to take up-close images while showing an animation of the spacecraft disintegrating in the lower atmosphere while various experts and spokesman discuss the topic. Something similar to the powered deorbit of the Mir station would be so nice... $\endgroup$ – Nikolai Frolov Mar 31 '18 at 13:24
  • $\begingroup$ Drones or aircrafts are much to slow to follow a deorbiting spacecraft. $\endgroup$ – Uwe Mar 31 '18 at 16:32
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    $\begingroup$ @Nigel, Tiangong-1 is moving about five miles a second. The only aircraft that can even come close to that sort of speed are the X-15 and the SR-71, both of which have been retired. $\endgroup$ – Mark Apr 1 '18 at 6:35

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