Originally posted by Mccw2003
Hmmm...well, perhaps this "satellite" is actually the cover story tptb are using for elenin.
Comet activity will also be high on this day and Solar activity is said to be steadily increasing.....this could be the one! !!
Originally posted by LUXUS
I am wondering if this satellite could cause the damage I seen, I don’t think it can but did a quick calculation to see what kind of force it will hit the Earth with.
It weighs 12500 lbs which is 5681.82 Kgs
It is traveling at 17000 mph which is 7599.68 meters per second
It will impact the Earth with a force of around 164077.14 Mega Joules as far as I can see.
I do not know if it contains a nuclear reactor
Will have to see what the equivalent explosive amount would be in TNT.
edit on 23-9-2011 by LUXUS because: (no reason given)
The 6-ton, bus-sized satellite is expected to break into more than a hundred pieces as it plunges through the atmosphere, most of it burning up.
Further down the article.
The best guess so far is that the 20-year-old Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite will hit sometime Friday afternoon or early evening, Eastern time. The latest calculations indicate it will not be over the United States, Canada and Mexico during that time.
While most of the satellite pieces will disintegrate, 26 large metal chunks — the largest about 300 pounds — are expected to survive, hit and scatter somewhere on the planet. With nearly three-quarters of the world covered in water, chances are that it will be a splashdown.
The odds of someone somewhere on Earth getting struck by the NASA satellite are 1 in 3,200. But any one person's odds are astronomically lower — 1 in 21 trillion.
DAAAAAAAAMN, brother just got served! Maybe next time instead of the smart ass replies you could try what the poster down from you did. ASK!!!!! It works better and doesn't make you look like an ass.