Space Junk #4: Phobos Grunt Reentry, Sunday
Russia’s failed Phobos Grunt Mars space probe (German infrared image, right), will soon burn up upon reentry.
space junk #3: another large satellite reenters by month’s end?
Will space junk warnings become routine? ROSAT is predicted to reenter Earth’s atmosphere before the end of October. The disclaimers flow in Mail Online article to hedge future liability, “Professor […]
UARS Located Without Space Agency Assist
Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) final resting spot located! Satellite retrieval was quick by “Men In Black” without personal injury or radiation exposure, in other words, no liability to NASA.
defunct uar sat: friday est. reentry
The 6.5-ton Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite, or UARS, projected to fall back to Earth on Friday, reports the Telegraph. UARS carried into orbit in 1991 by the Space Shuttle, operated […]
1 In 3,200 Odds Of Being Hit By UARS Sat Upon Reentry
Space junk crashing to Earth in late September, provides huge 6.5 ton example of issue. In “Look Out Below! Huge Satellite Coming in for Uncontrolled Rentry,” Universe Today provides actuarial odds of being hit by UARS, but the reentry point is much less clear!