Tag: NASA

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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UARS still in space – Just seen from Texas

September 24, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

An observer living in Clear Lake, Texas (United States) has just reported seeing NASA’s Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite. That is encouraging in that it is still ‘up there’ and not going to re-enter over the United States. Other (U.S.) observers are also reporting that they have seen it. It is also flashing – which is […]

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Central Australia now a possible impact point for UARS debris

September 24, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

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., […]

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Image of Moon from Earth Orbit

September 24, 2011 | By | 1 Comment

Text and image courtesy NASA website: ‘Photographed by the Expedition 28 crew aboard the International Space Station, this image shows the moon, the Earth’s only natural satellite, at center with the limb of Earth near the bottom transitioning into the orange-colored troposphere, the lowest and most dense portion of the Earth’s atmosphere. The […]

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Increased probability that NASA UARS satellite debris could land in United States

September 24, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

While the probability is small, it looks like there is the possibility that debris from NASA’s Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) could crash to Earth back at its point of origin, the United States. If not there, then another populated part of the Earth’s surface is possible (again a very low probability given how much […]

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UARS re-entry map updated at Center for Orbital and Re-entry Studies

September 23, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

The Center for Orbital and Re-entry Studies has just updated their map of where they think NASA’s Upper Atmosphere Studies (UARS) satellite will splash down. More at: http://reentrynews.aero.org/1991063b.html

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FAA warns planes to look out for debris from UARS satellite

September 23, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

1/2095 – .. SPECIAL NOTICE .. EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY UNTIL 1109252359 UTC. AIRCRAFT ARE ADVISED THAT A POTENTIAL HAZARD MAY OCCUR DUE TO REENTRY OF SATELLITE UARS INTO THE EARTH apos;S ATMOSPHERE. FURTHER NOTAMS WILL BE ISSUED IF SPECIFIC INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE. IN THE INTEREST OF FLIGHT SAFETY, IT IS CRITICAL THAT ALL PILOTS/FLIGHT […]

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When to look for NASA’s out of control satellite

September 22, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

At this stage, no one is exactly sure to look for NASA’s out of control Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite. Unfortunately the satellite will not be making any more evening passes over Australia before it is expected to be destroyed reentering the Earth’s atmosphere Saturday morning Australian Time. The next best thing that we […]

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Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite de-orbit time firms up

September 21, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

The re-entry of NASA’s Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) is rapidly drawing closer. NASA still has to issue an official de-orbit time. That is understandable given that the satellite is out of fuel, and therefore out of control. At the time of writing this, the NASA website states that re-entry is expected to be around […]

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