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Satellite to Crash

Post by aspen on Fri Sep 23, 2011 12:52 am

WHAT ME WORRY!! LOL

NASA predicted that its Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) will deorbit in the next 20 HOURS as at 2pm 23rd September ESTime Auatralia. The biggest piece is expected to be 150kg. Chances of being hit is 1 in 3,200.Have a look at this cool video if it is any consolation?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5laK2JopaVE&feature=iv&annotation_id=annotation_797875&src_vid=uZ1uQtd_Cyk
Aerospace engineers from Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI) used the company's analysis and visualization software to create this video depicting:
· UARS in its current orbit
· Its potential debris area
· Burn-up at reentry
· A representative statistical breakup model
· UARS estimated debris region
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Re: Satellite to Crash

Post by rabidmuskrat on Fri Sep 23, 2011 5:29 pm

At first they said it wasn't expected to hit North America, but earlier today it was put back on the table as a potential spot to hit.

Hopefully it doesn't hit anywhere densely populated.
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Post by aspen on Sat Sep 24, 2011 8:50 pm

At this stage not much is known of the precise splash down.It is certain that no injuries occurred. Though" Leonid Ivashov, from the Academy of Geopolitical Problems, warns that keeping pieces of the satellite would be, first of all, hazardous: plutonium, which does not burn in the atmosphere, poses a direct danger to human health"This can be considered a serious issue with the 1,800 satellites above our heads many powered using plutonium. Detective
"The space agency said the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite "is down," according to the space agency's Twitter page. NASA said debris fell to Earth between 11:23 p.m. ET Friday and 1:09 a.m. ET Saturday.
NASA said the satellite entered the atmosphere over the North Pacific Ocean, off the west coast of the United States."
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