Central Australia now a possible impact point for UARS debris

September 24, 2011 | By | Add a Comment
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Information from NASA’s Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite webpage:

Update #11

Sat, 24 Sep 2011 09:30:46 AM EST

 As of 7 p.m. EDT on Sept. 23, 2011, the orbit of UARS was 90 miles by 95 miles (145 km by 150 km). Re-entry is expected between 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, and 3 a.m., Sept. 24, Eastern Daylight Time (3 a.m. to 7 a.m. GMT). During that time period, the satellite will be passing over Canada, Africa and Australia, as well as vast areas of the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian oceans. The risk to public safety is very remote.

The re-entry time has now moved to 1pm – 5 pm today Australian Eastern Standard Time.

Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) Image courtesy NASA

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