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Originally posted by snewpers
Eventually, some of it will land on ebay.
Originally posted by alfa1
The guy at UARS Reentry also has a plot of the orbits the satellite will make during the time it is expected to come down
Predicted Reentry Time: 23 SEP 2011 @ 20:00 UTC ± 14 hours
The way I read it, the blue lines are the orbits before 23 Sep 22:00 UTC, and the yellow lines are the orbits after that time. The UARS mark is where it will be at that exact moment.
So if it comes down on the expected time, it will be somewhere along that track, and ONLY along that track.
Note that orbits shift westward with each pass, so while the USA is currently safe, if the reentry is delayed by a few hours it starts to fall in the danger zone and South Africa starts to move out.
edit on 22-9-2011 by alfa1 because: (no reason given)