Posted by brandoniswrite on September 28, 2011
NASA provided a final update on when and where the decommissioned Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) fell to Earth, and said it ended up falling in one of the most remote, watery places on Earth – a perfect spot for not causing damage or fatalities. The U.S. Air Force calculations put the 6-ton satellite’s death dive into an area in the Pacific Ocean, around the Christmas Islands, at 0400 GMT on September 24, 2011. Because the re-entry took place over this remote area, it’s likely that no one saw it and NASA has not gotten any credible reports from any eyewitnesses. And so the only way to determine exact information about the satellite’s location is when data about it no longer became available.
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