Tag: satellite re-entry

Russian-Chinese 13.2 tonne spacecraft to come crashing to Earth

November 12, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

At the time of writing this blog post, it is looking highly likely that the joint Russian-Chinese Fobos-Grunt spacecraft currently stranded in low Earth orbit (as opposed to being on its way to explore the Martian moon Phobos) will come crashing to Earth at the end of November (or mid-December at latest). Over the […]

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ROSAT de-orbits – most likely in the Indian Ocean

October 23, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

At the time of writing this post, re-entry of ROSAT is believed to have happened over the Indian Ocean to the north of Diego Garcia around 11.45 am AEST (01.45 GMT) today 23 October 2011.

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FAA issues NOTAM for ROSAT re-entry

October 22, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

Send to Kindle!FDC 1/9172 FDC .. SPECIAL NOTICE .. EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY UNTIL 1110252359 UTC. AIRCRAFT ARE ADVISED THAT A POTENTIAL HAZARD MAY OCCUR DUE TO REENTRY OF THE SATELLITE ROSAT INTO THE EARTH’S ATMOSPHERE. THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION (FAA) IS WORKING WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD) AND THE NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA) […]

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Less than 48 hours to ROSAT satellite impact!

October 21, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

The German X-Ray Satellite ROSAT is forecast to re-enter the atmosphere (most likely) this Sunday Australian time (23 October 2011). At this stage, the uncertainty is possibly up to 72 hours either way of Sunday. I have my fingers crossed that I get to see it re-enter as it should produce an extremely […]

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German X-ray ROSAT satellite to re-enter this Sunday

October 20, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

The German X-Ray Satellite ROSAT is forecast to re-enter the atmosphere (most likely) this Sunday Australian time (23 October 2011). At this stage, the uncertainty is possibly up to 72 hours either way of Sunday. I have my fingers crossed that I get to see it re-enter as it should produce an extremely […]

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Get ready to duck again! ROSAT X-ray satellite to re-enter soon

October 8, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

At the risk of sounding like Chicken Little, the sky is falling …. again! Well strictly speaking, I am not referring to the actual sky falling but the ROSAT German X-ray satellite. According to the US Military website Spacetrack, it is expected to re-enter around Wednesday 12 October 2011. You may think this sounds very familiar and […]

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It’s official: UARS re-entered over Pacific Ocean Saturday

September 28, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

The re-entry point of NASA’s Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) has finally been confirmed as being the Pacific Ocean. Re-entry time was 2 pm AEST on Saturday 24 September 2011. From NASA’s UARS website: ‘NASA’s decommissioned Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite fell back to Earth at 12 a.m. EDT (0400 GMT), as Friday, Sept. 23, […]

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Reports from Canada that UARS debris landed there

September 24, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

Via Twitter: UARS_Reentry UARS Reentry RT @SpaceTrails: Confirmed debris falling over okotoks, Alberta. Canada.#UARS

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UARS may have deorbited – without anyone seeing the light show

September 24, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

From NASA’s Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite website: Update #13 Sat, 24 Sep 2011 02:55:17 PM EST As of 10:30 p.m. EDT on Sept. 23, 2011, the orbit of UARS was 85 miles by 90 miles (135 km by 140 km). Re-entry was expected between 11:45 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, and 12:45 a.m., Sept. […]

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NASA updates re-entry time for UARS

September 24, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

From NASA’s Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) website: Update #12 Sat, 24 Sep 2011 12:50:07 PM EST  As of 10:30 p.m. EDT on Sept. 23, 2011, the orbit of UARS was 85 miles by 90 miles (135 km by 140 km). Re-entry is expected between 11:45 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, and 12:45 a.m., […]

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