21 September 2011

Re-entry of Huge satellite to burn up in meteor-like fashion.

UARS Satellite  (Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite)
Watch out, RE-ENTRY!

On September 7, 2011, NASA announced the impending uncontrolled re-entry of UARS and noted that there is a small risk to the public.

As of September 21, 2011, the orbit of UARS was 195 km (121 mi) by 210 km (130 mi). Re-entry is projected for 23 September 2011. Some debris may survive to reach the surface.

NASA has now refined its prediction for when this bus-sized satellite will fall to Earth. The 20-year-old defunct satellite now has a predicted re-entry Time of about 20:36 UTC on September 23, 2011, plus or minus 20 hours, according the the UARS Reentry Twitter feed.
So have a camera/video camera at hand and hope it passes by your skies!
Source: wikipedia

Tapani Isomäki
Kustavi, Finland

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