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A NASA update stated that the satellite is now expected to plummet back to Earth during the last week of September. Previous estimates by NASA and the US military, which is monitoring the hefty space junk, suggested the UARS satellite would fall sometime in late September or early October.
Originally posted by lilowl53
I am willing to bet that that dude from NASA has Asberger's. They tend to be super smart but not very compasionate sounding or respond to humor like the average person.
The satellite itself will not likely fall on anyone, but it always has the potential. I have heard of some space junk falling threw peoples houses and such althought I think you are more likely to win the lottery. I personally hope it passes where I can see it. I would love for my kids to see it too, they will think it's pretty darn cool.
Fri, 16 Sep 2011 03:12:40 PM EDT
As of Sept. 16, 2011, the orbit of UARS was 140 mi by 155 mi (225 km by 250 km). Re-entry is expected Sept. 23, plus or minus a day. The re-entry of UARS is advancing because of a sharp increase in solar activity since the beginning of this week.