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Originally posted by Gseven
I thought the large bus-sized satellites were the ones that were nuclear powered.
Originally posted by JohnPhoenix
If we are lucky it will take out Congress, The White House, and the FDA too.
U.S. Reentry Predictions
• The official source of reentry predictions for uncontrolled space objects is USSTRATCOM’s Joint Space Operations Center (JSpOC).
• Normal procedure is for TIP (Tracking and Impact Prediction) messages to be prepared and released to the public (via the Space-Track.org website) at the following intervals: – T – 4 days, T – 3 days, T – 2 days, T – 1 day, T – 12 hours, T – 6 hours, and T – 2 hours
• TIP messages provide the best estimates of reentry time and location but have large uncertainties. Even at T – 2 hours, the uncertainty of reentry time is on average +/- 25 minutes for nearly circular orbits. This equates to +/- 12,000 km on the Earth.
• A final, post-reentry assessment message is normally issued within a few hours of reentry.
Originally posted by SatoriTheory
Sweepstakes! Place bets now.
Which country is going to 'get it'? Who's it gonna be? Where does the target fall?
I think Iran might be too obvious.
Originally posted by Frira
I can guarantee it won't fall in Texas. Nothing falls from the sky here anymore.
Originally posted by Calex1987
ok so after 15mins of trying to get the link to work i couldnt sooo if someone can go to CNN video and look for the "Bus-sized satellite to hit Earth this Friday" and get the link to work awesome...i apologize for it not working it did before i dozed off haha
edit on 20-9-2011 by Calex1987 because: (no reason given)