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Windows 7: U.S. is in falling satellite's potential strike zone, NASA says

23 Sep 2011   #1
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 
U.S. is in falling satellite's potential strike zone, NASA says

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A satellite on the verge of falling back to Earth appears to have begun slowing down but will not re-enter the atmosphere until late Friday or early Saturday U.S. time, according to NASA.
The United States is once again an unlikely but potential target for the 26 pieces of the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite, expected to survive the descent. Those pieces, made of stainless steel, titanium and beryllium that won't burn, will range from about 10 pounds to hundreds of pounds, according to NASA.
Read more at: U.S. is in falling satellite's potential strike zone, NASA says - CNN.com
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23 Sep 2011   #2
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

OH NO...Skylab is back!!!!!
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23 Sep 2011   #3
Everlong

 

Shame it's not clear here tonight. BBC News has said that it'll streak over the UK from North-West to South-East, so I'd have seen it over the North-West, but it's cloudy tonight.

BBC News - UARS satellite return expected later
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23 Sep 2011   #4
nitroman84

windows 7 Pro 64Bit
 
 

I'll be sure to keep my truck in the garage. Maybe I should also postpone that lawn furniture purchase I've been thinking about.
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26 Sep 2011   #5
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 
Dead satellite likely fell into Pacific Ocean--maybe

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NASA's decommissioned 6.3-ton Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite, out of gas and out of control after two decades in space, plunged back into the atmosphere early Saturday, heating up, breaking apart, and presumably showering chunks of debris along a 500-mile-long Pacific Ocean impact zone.

Maybe.

U.S. Strategic Command radar tracking indicated re-entry would occur around 12:16 a.m. EDT (GMT-4) Saturday as the satellite was descending across the Pacific Ocean on a southwest-to-northeast trajectory approaching Canada's west coast. If re-entry occurred on or before the predicted time, any wreckage that survived atmospheric heating almost certainly fell into the Pacific Ocean.

NASA's derelict Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite fell to Earth Saturday, presumably into the Pacific Ocean west of Canada. But it's not yet a sure thing.

"Because we don't know where the re-entry point actually was, we don't know where the debris field might be," said Nicholas Johnson, chief orbital debris scientist at NASA's Johnson Space Center.

But it's not yet certain and it's equally possible a delayed re-entry resulted in debris falling somewhere in northern Canada or elsewhere along the trajectory. "We may never know," Johnson told reporters in an afternoon teleconference.
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Dead satellite likely fell into Pacific Ocean--maybe | The Space Shot - CNET News
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