published Saturday, September 24th, 2011

NASA: 6-ton satellite falls, hits Earth

Staff and Wire Report

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A six-ton satellite fell and hit earth early Saturday.

The satellite, which was the biggest spacecraft to fall uncontrolled in 32 years, had been expected to fall for the past week.

Damage caused by the satellite are unknown at this time.

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Apache_Monk said...

What a worthless tidbit, fell where?

September 24, 2011 at 6:50 a.m.
Humphrey said...

From NASA - "Update #15 Sat, 24 Sep 2011 03:46:42 AM EDT

NASA’s decommissioned Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite fell back to Earth between 11:23 p.m. EDT Friday, Sept. 23 and 1:09 a.m. EDT Sept. 24. The Joint Space Operations Center at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California said the satellite penetrated the atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean. The precise re-entry time and location are not yet known with certainty."

September 24, 2011 at 7:04 a.m.
PaulWilson said...

Wow...thanks for that completely worthless piece of info.

September 24, 2011 at 11:13 a.m.
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