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• No NASA or USG human casualty reentry risk limits existed when UARS
was designed, built, and launched.
• NASA, the USG, and some foreign space agencies now seek to limit human
casualty risks from reentering space objects to less than 1 in 10,000.....
Estimated human casualty risk (updated to 2011): ~ 1 in 3200 NOT 32 000.
Originally posted by Aestheteka
Can anyone calculate the impact damage of a 300lb object at 42m/s?
Crater width, etc.
I want to know if I need to get a bigger umbrella....
Originally posted by Observer99
You've failed. Again.
By factoring in the number of humans on Earth, you have done exactly what I said. Acted like this wasn't a problem "because it won't hit you." The second you mentioned a 0.00000... probability you have failed the argument.
This satellite has a 1:3200 chance of injuring or killing someone. When you are arguing ethics IT DOESN'T MATTER WHETHER THAT SOMEONE IS YOU. Why is it OK with you that NASA is carelessly doing something that has a 1:3200 chance of injuring or killing some innocent, random person?
If I press a button that has a 1:3200 chance of injuring or killing a random human, that would also be OK with you? Or is NASA somehow above the law and above any ethics requirement in your eyes?edit on 21-9-2011 by Observer99 because: edit
Originally posted by Phage
reply to post by Planet teleX
The X-37B landed in December. It's not missing.