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2011-09-24 07:35:40

The decommissioned Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) fell back to Earth overnight.

Satellite Crashing Into Earth In T-Minus ???
2011-09-21 11:07:02

NASA said there is a 1-in-3,200 risk that a person who is minding their own business might find themselves being chased down by a defunct satellite the size of a tour bus traveling at 17,500-miles-per-hour.

Satellite Debris Expected To Hit Earth Sept. 23
2011-09-18 04:15:55

A 20-year-old defunct satellite is expected to fall to Earth sometime next week.

NASA Prepares For Satellite Re-entry
2011-09-08 07:59:41

NASA on Wednesday said that a 20-year-old satellite is due to re-enter Earth’s atmosphere sometime in the next six weeks, burn up, and rain debris over a wide area.

2011-09-08 06:37:07

NASA will host a media teleconference at 11 a.m. EDT on Friday, Sept. 9, to discuss the anticipated re-entry of the agency's decommissioned Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS).


Latest STS-48 Reference Libraries

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2012-03-24 10:06:15

Discovery launched from Kennedy Space Center on September 12, 1991 at 7:11 PM EDT and landed at Edwards AFB on September 18 at 12:38 AM PDT. The shuttle orbited 81 times at an altitude of 313 nautical miles at an inclination of 57 degrees and travelled 2.2 million miles. The mission lasted 5 days, 8 hours, 27 minutes, and 38 seconds. A satellite was launched to study the upper atmosphere and ozone layer. The Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS), was deployed on the third day of...

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2012-03-03 12:33:23

The third space shuttle mission launched from Kennedy Space Center on March 22, 1982 at 11:00 AM (EST) and landed at White Sands, NM on March 30 at 9:04 AM (MST). Columbia orbited 130 times at an altitude of 147 nautical miles at an inclination of 38 degrees and travelled 3.335 million miles. Total mission duration was 8 days, 0 hours, 4 minutes, and 46 seconds. Payloads included the 8,740 lbs. Office of Space Science (OSS-1) Pallet consisting of the Plant Lignification Experiment, the...

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marcescent
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.
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