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No Damages Reported As GOCE Satellite Falls Back To Earth
2013-11-11 07:39:22

[ Watch the Video: GOCE Safely Burns Up In The Atmosphere ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A defunct satellite that had been mapping the Earth’s gravitational field fell back to Earth at approximately 7pm ET Sunday (01:00 CET Monday), the European Space Agency (ESA) has confirmed. The Gravity Field and Steady-State Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) probe re-entered the planet’s atmosphere during a descending orbital pass extending across Siberia, the...

ROSAT Fell To Earth Late Saturday Night
2011-10-23 05:37:41

The German-built Röntgensatellit (ROSAT) fell back to Earth Saturday evening, officials from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) told ABC News. In a statement posted to their official website, the German Aerospace Center (DLR) said, "On Sunday, 23 October 2011, between 1:45 UTC (3:45 CEST) and 2:15 UTC (4:15 CEST) the German Roentgen Satellite ROSAT has re-entered Earth's atmosphere. There is currently no confirmation if pieces of debris have reached...

ROSAT Satellite Could Plunge To Earth By Halloween
2011-10-18 04:00:22

Less than a month after one defunct satellite plummeted back to Earth, it appears as though a second is on its way, and the debris could reach our planet's surface by the end of the month, according to a Monday report by Dan Vergano of USA Today. Sometime between 11:23 p.m. EDT on September 23 and 1:09 a.m. EDT on September 24, the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) fell back to earth, splashing down somewhere in the Pacific Ocean. Now Vergano, channeling baseball great Yogi...

NASA Confirms Exact Re-Entry Point Of UARS Satellite
2011-09-28 04:57:29

NASA announced the exact re-entry point of its Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) on Tuesday. The space agency said it entered the Earth's atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean at 14.1 degrees south latitude and 189.8 degrees east longitude on Friday, September 23. The area is about 4,000 miles southwest of the area the space agency had originally said was the most likely spot for re-entry. "This location is over a broad, remote ocean area in the Southern Hemisphere, far from any...

European Experts Follow Satellite Reentry
2011-09-27 07:09:19

ESA closely monitored the reentry on 24 September of the UARS observatory satellite. The Agency's Space Debris Office worked with NASA and international partners in a coordinated prediction and risk-assessment exercise. NASA's non-operational Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) reentered Earth's atmosphere on 24 September 2011 between 05:23 and 07:09 CEST. The precise reentry time and location of debris impacts from the 5.6-tonne satellite have not been determined. No injuries or...

Is Another Disabled Satellite Headed for Earth
2011-09-26 04:16:56

  On the heels of the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite's (UARS) splashdown in the Pacific Ocean, Telegraph reporter Andy Bloxham warned over the weekend that a second satellite is headed for Earth and should re-enter our planet's atmosphere sometime next month. The craft in question is the Röntgensatellit (aka the ROSAT), a 2.4-ton space telescope that was originally constructed by the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and was disabled after its guidance system failed...

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2011-09-25 15:11:22

While NASA knows that the remains of the six-ton Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) wound up landing somewhere in the Pacific Ocean, the exact location of the spacecraft may never be known, according to a Sunday report by Irene Klotz of Reuters. The U.S. space agency reported early Saturday morning that the satellite re-entered the planet's atmosphere sometime between 11:23 p.m. EDT on September 23 and 1:09 a.m. EDT on September 24. Much of the UARS would have been burned up upon...

North America Safe From Impact Of Satellite
2011-09-23 09:32:11

  NASA said on Friday that its Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) will most likely miss North America. Scientists have still not pinpointed exactly where the 13,000-pound satellite is going to end up. The space agency said the odds of a piece of debris striking a person are about 1-in-3,200.  Scientists predict 26 pieces of debris will survive Earth's atmosphere, weighing a total of 1,100 pounds. UARS will re-enter Earth's atmosphere sometime Friday afternoon,...

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2011-09-24 07:35:40

   The decommissioned Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) fell back to Earth overnight, penetrating the atmosphere somewhere over the Pacific Ocean, NASA officials reported early Saturday morning. In an advisory posted to the UARS mission page, officials from the Joint Space Operations Center at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California said that the satellite re-entered the planet's atmosphere sometime between 11:23 p.m. EDT Friday night and 1:09 a.m. EDT Saturday...


Latest Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite Reference Libraries

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2012-05-12 09:22:57

Atlantis launched from Kennedy Space Center on November 3, 1994 at 11:59 AM EST and landed at Edwards AFB on November 14 at 7:33 AM PST. The shuttle orbited 174 times at an altitude of 164 nautical miles at an inclination of 57 degrees and travelled 4.5 million miles. The mission lasted 10 days, 22 hours, 34 minutes, and 2 seconds. This mission further advanced efforts to collect data about sun's energy output, chemical makeup of the Earth's middle atmosphere, and how these factors affect...

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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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