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Falling satellite seen from Earth

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posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 11:19 PM
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Falling satellite seen from Earth




Video of a pass of UARS satellite on Sept. 15, at an altitude of 250 kilometers, taken from the ground with a 14" telescope. More info at legault.perso.sfr.fr...


When NASA's Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite descends from orbit, will we see it coming? Veteran French astrophotographer Thierry Legault has already seen it, using a 14-inch telescope. The ghostly video clip above shows the UARS satellite tumbling at an altitude of 155 miles (250 kilometers) on Sept. 15.


More:cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com...




posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 11:23 PM
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reply to post by Pauligirl
 


Looks a lot like the "point of light" ufo videos we see a lot here, but at least we know what this one is.



posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 11:35 PM
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That's a Chinese lantern...


Just kidding....Nice video.



posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 12:02 AM
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Cool track. Looks like it is coming soon to a neigborhoods near you. If we can't determine where or when this thing will fall, how can we presume to avert any future inbound celestial object? I'm duckng for cover on Sat. the 23rd. By the way, is that boom thingy at :34 a nuclear battery? I can see the solar cell. There is another projection with a small bulb on the end.



www.youtube.com...



posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 12:05 AM
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This is a hoax.

It is nearly impossible to take a picture of a satellite. Even using a "high-end" digital telescope tracking system will induce shaking in the image as it tracks the satellites path.

The lack of "shakes" give it away.

Add...........
The above is wrong, I did some checking and found this

legault.perso.sfr.fr...
edit on 21/9/2011 by OccamAssassin because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 12:05 AM
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You can go here to see if it will be passing over your neighborhood on the 22-24th.
www.n2yo.com...

There's no radioactive material on board.



posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 12:10 AM
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reply to post by OccamAssassin
 

Are you sure about that? There is such a thing as image stabilization and other techniques.

legault.perso.sfr.fr...


edit on 9/21/2011 by Phage because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 12:22 AM
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Originally posted by Phage
reply to post by OccamAssassin
 

Are you sure about that? There is such a thing as image stabilization and other techniques.

legault.perso.sfr.fr...


edit on 9/21/2011 by Phage because: (no reason given)


I could have accepted it until it zoomed in on the target. This in itself will magnify shakes induced by the tracking system.

This isn't a geostationary satellite. It has an orbital period of 95.9mins.



posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 12:27 AM
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reply to post by OccamAssassin
 

The ISS is not geostationary either.
Do you think his videos of it are fake as well?

edit on 9/21/2011 by Phage because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 12:39 AM
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Sorry to the OP & Phage

I am totally wrong and stand corrected.

legault.perso.sfr.fr...



posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 12:45 AM
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i checked that site that you should for the satelite. kinda looks like the ocean, somewhat close to the east coast. correct me im wrong but the sat. is 7 tons right? which makes me wonder??? what size wave would something with that velocity falling at that weight would make? time to brush up on physics. lol



posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 01:26 AM
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NASA's orbital debris office said it will break into pieces as it crashes toward Earth but not all of it will burn up. NASA scientists have identified 26 separate components, with a total mass of 1,200 lbs., that will likely survive, spreading out over 400 to 500 miles.

space.com reports NASA says of its total 6 1/2-ton bulk, only 1,170 pounds will survive

Oh, they don't put nucs in earth orbit, plutonium nuclear generated energy is reserved for deep space probes that can't use solar panels. JUNO is the deepest space probe ever to use solar panel energy, it has 3 twenty-eight foot long panels that will generate the needed minimum of just over 450 watts.
edit on 21-9-2011 by Illustronic because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 01:50 AM
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Does eem like alot of fuss over UARS,in my opinion anyway!
Nice video, good find

My thread, UARS and FEMA



posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 02:48 AM
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reply to post by Illustronic
 

Thankyou as usual you have such good input...

So what is that 20 ft boom with the bubble at the end?



posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 03:02 AM
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reply to post by intrptr
 

Oh, you must mean the particle environment monitor.

www.agu.org...



posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 03:25 AM
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Originally posted by OccamAssassin
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Sorry to the OP & Phage

I am totally wrong and stand corrected.

legault.perso.sfr.fr...


Now we know what you want for Christmas!



(So do I.)
edit on 21-9-2011 by Saint Exupery because: the voices told me to.



posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 02:36 PM
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Originally posted by Phage

You can go here to see if it will be passing over your neighborhood on the 22-24th.
www.n2yo.com...



I believe the link is broken, all I recieve is a error page....



posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 02:46 PM
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reply to post by MissPoovey
 

Yep.
Probably overloaded with people checking to see if they should run away.



posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 02:52 PM
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I bet you're correct Phage.

I just wanted to know if I could see it as it passed.
I have seen the space shuttle go over for landing from Cancun MX once and it was amazing! Absolutely beautiful.

Thanks for the reply.



posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 07:33 PM
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NASA: Satellite won't fall on US

NASA says its derelict Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite is expected to make its final fiery plunge sometime on Friday afternoon ET and notes that "the satellite will not be passing over North America during that time period."

This afternoon's update suggests that Americans are not at any risk for injuries or property damage due to satellite debris. It also means they'll miss out on the fireworks.

more: cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com...




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