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#16 Aheer.R.S.


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Posted 11 November 2013 - 01:11

They must have some idea where it's going to land, even MiR was sort of predictble




(I thought they could at least 'guess' based on it's current trajectory)

#17 DocM


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Posted 11 November 2013 - 01:43

Nope - it's very light and low enough now that predictions are pretty useless.

#18 DocM


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Posted 11 November 2013 - 05:10

It's dead, Jim....


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Posted 11 November 2013 - 10:00

Officials at the European Space Agency said Monday that a 2,000-pound satellite that had been steadily sinking toward Earth after it ran out of fuel last month re-entered the atmosphere Sunday, and disintegrated.


In a status report posted on the European Space Agency's websiteexternal-link.png, scientists said the GOCE, or Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer, re-entered Earth's atmosphere at 1:00 a.m. Central European Time Monday (7 p.m. Eastern Time Sunday) on a descending orbit pass that extended across Siberia, the western Pacific Ocean, the eastern Indian Ocean and Antarctica.


"As expected, the satellite disintegrated in the high atmosphere and no damage to property has been reported," the report said. 


The agency earlier estimated on its website that about 25 percent of the spacecraft survived re-entry and has fallen into the ocean.



#20 Decebalvs Rex

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 10:18

It will crash in North Korea and they will steal tech !!!