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Defunct Satellite Falls Over Pacific Ocean

Posted September 24th, 2011 at 5:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. space agency says pieces of a decommissioned satellite have fallen back to Earth over the Pacific Ocean. NASA says it may never be known exactly when or where the pieces of the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite fell, but it is most likely at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. NASA has said the […]

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Defunct Satellite Falls Over Pacific Ocean

Posted September 24th, 2011 at 5:09 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. space agency says pieces of a decommissioned satellite have fallen back to Earth over the Pacific Ocean. NASA’s Joint Space Operations Center in California said the agency is still trying to determine exactly when the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite re-entered the atmosphere. NASA has said the risk to public safety from the falling […]

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NASA Satellite Heading For Earth: Point of Impact Unclear

Posted September 23rd, 2011 at 11:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. space agency says pieces of a decommissioned satellite will crash into the earth in the coming hour. NASA says the risk to public safety from the falling debris is very remote. NASA has further narrowed the window for the re-entry of the bus-sized Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite to just one hour between late […]

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NASA Satellite Heading For Earth: Point of Impact Unclear

Posted September 23rd, 2011 at 8:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. space agency says a decommissioned satellite is to make its re-entry into Earth’s atmosphere by late Friday or early Saturday , but NASA says the risk to public safety from falling debris is very remote. During re-entry, the bus-sized Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite will pass over Canada, Africa and Australia, as well as […]

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NASA Satellite to Fall to Earth Late Friday, Early Saturday

Posted September 23rd, 2011 at 12:11 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. space agency NASA says debris from a decommissioned satellite, the size of a city bus, is moving slower than expected and will make its fiery re-entry into the Earth’s atmosphere late Friday or early Saturday. Officials said there now is a slim chance that debris from the 5.4-ton satellite might land in the […]

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NASA Satellite to Fall to Earth Friday

Posted September 23rd, 2011 at 10:09 am (UTC-5)
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NASA says debris from a decommissioned satellite is expected to re-enter the Earth’s atmosphere sometime Friday, but it is unclear where the expected debris will land. The space agency said Thursday it has ruled out North America as a crash site for the 5.4 ton satellite, which is about the size of a city bus. […]

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NASA Satellite to Fall to Earth Friday

Posted September 22nd, 2011 at 11:28 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. space agency NASA says a defunct, school bus-sized satellite is expected to crash to Earth on Friday, but it is uncertain where the debris will land. NASA said Thursday that it has ruled out North America as a crash site for the 5.4-metric ton satellite, which will break up into pieces upon re-entry […]

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US Space Satellite May Crash to Earth by Week’s End

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 2:23 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. space agency NASA says one of its school-bus sized satellites is expected to crash back to Earth by week’s end. But the agency is not sure where it will land. The projected crash zone covers most of the inhabited portions of the planet, and officials expect the debris footprint to be about 800 […]

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US Space Satellite May Crash to Earth by Week’s End

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 1:55 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. space agency NASA says that one of its decommissioned satellites is expected to crash back to Earth by week’s end. Re-entry is expected this Friday, give or take a day, for the school bus size, 5.4-metric ton satellite. NASA officials say approximately 26 pieces of the satellite will re-enter the Earth’s atmosphere. Most of […]

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Chinese Satellite Launch Smooths Way for Space Station

Posted September 18th, 2011 at 11:15 pm (UTC-5)
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China on Monday announced the successful launch of a communications satellite, a move that brings it closer to launching a test module for its own space station. The official Xinhua news agency said a Long March-3B rocket fired the satellite into space shortly after midnight from a launch site in Sichuan province. Xinhua said the […]