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DONT PANIC: FEMA ready with "just in case" scenarios for satellite crash....

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posted on Sep, 23 2011 @ 09:07 AM
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We can all rest easy now...

FEMA say they are ready to jump into action,
should the UARS satellite fall on the USA ...


see: www.cbsnews.com...



With a massive dead NASA satellite due to plunge back to Earth this week,
the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is laying the groundwork
for a fast response in case the 6 1/2-ton spacecraft falls over American soil.

The defunct spacecraft, called the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS),
is projected to make and uncontrolled, fiery fall on Sept. 23, plus or minus a day,
according to NASA.

Consequence planning...be it satellite re-entry, terrorist act, or natural disaster,
the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and its daughter agency FEMA would
bring to bear the expertise and authorities of agencies across the federal government
to support state and local governments.

These roles are outlined in the National Response Framework,
a guide to how the nation conducts all-hazards response — from the
smallest incident to the largest catastrophe.

FEMA's "consequence planning" stems from lessons learned after the 2003
Columbia shuttle disaster over Texas, an incident that provided that agency with
critical insight towards planning, preparing and responding.

FEMA also revved up a satellite re-entry action plan in early 2008.
The worry then focused on the out-of-control spy satellite USA-193
(also known as NROL-21) owned by the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office (NRO).

The classified USA-193 satellite tipped the scales at roughly 5,000 pounds
(about 2,268 kg), and about 50 percent of it was predicted to survive re-entry.

Of key concern was a tank that held about a half-ton of toxic hydrazine,
a fuel source thought likely to survive re-entry and be intact when it struck the Earth,
rupturing and releasing the hazardous material.

"We will have six Federal Joint Interagency Task Forces located around
the country ready to deploy the moment we know the impact area,
responding to assist you in your role of immediate consequence management."

FEMA's on-call duties became moot when the errant NRO satellite was
shattered by an interceptor missile on Feb. 21, 2008, rocketed spaceward
from the USS Lake Erie, a U.S. Navy Aegis cruiser stationed west of Hawaii.

Contents of the spacecraft's propellant tank were dispersed high above the Earth by the shootdown.

The UARS satellite due to fall from the sky this week does not have any fuel remaining onboard.

NASA commanded the satellite to use it all in 2005, when it was decommissioned,
to put it on its years-long disposal course.

Duncan told SPACE.com during a Sept. 9 teleconference that his organization will
notify FEMA "as part of our chain of command notifications for re-entries over North America.

" On the actual day of the UARS re-entry, Duncan said, they will be providing 24-hour,
12-hour, 6-hour, and 2-hour predictions as estimated for the actual re-entry time are improved.

"Obviously FEMA is always prepared to assist … should any of these components
land in the United States," said Nicholas Johnson, chief scientist for NASA's
Orbital Debris Program at the Johnson Space Center in Houston.



phew... i can finally sleep tonite...

gee i wish we had FEMA here...( in Australia)... NOT...!

seeya




posted on Sep, 23 2011 @ 09:14 AM
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The satellite has no chance of hitting the US according to NASA, yet FEMA has made preparations "just in case". A bit odd, IMO.

NASA just needs to admit that they are as clueless as the rest of us as to where in the hell this thing is going to land.



posted on Sep, 23 2011 @ 09:21 AM
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hope it dosnt hit the uk :/



posted on Sep, 23 2011 @ 09:27 AM
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Originally posted by IamAbeliever
The satellite has no chance of hitting the US according to NASA, yet FEMA has made preparations "just in case". A bit odd, IMO.



I was curious about that too. Does FEMA know something NASA does not?
Wonder what them "getting prepared" has just cost us.

FEMA just needs to go stand in the corner and stay out of the way. The National Guard can handle the fragments and any situation that could arise from this.
edit on 23-9-2011 by Skewed because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 23 2011 @ 09:28 AM
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It's probably going to hit water, seeing as how we have quite a bit more of it than land.
Could be completely wrong though. It might land on my head. I don't know. I can admit it, why can't the people that are supposed to lead us?



posted on Sep, 23 2011 @ 09:32 AM
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hi Believer,

yes i thought it was a bit odd,

and i couldnt resist linking FEMA and the falling satallite...

and all happening this weekend, with all the other stuff ,

re: OBAMA, Denver, etc etc


seeya



posted on Sep, 23 2011 @ 09:33 AM
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posted on Sep, 23 2011 @ 09:34 AM
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I don't understand wouldn't the satellite burn up as it enters the atmosphere? 6 tons isn't that big considering meterors about the same size turn into pebbles by the time they reach soil.



posted on Sep, 23 2011 @ 09:36 AM
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So, let's say for argument's sake that part of this satellite falls through the roof of your house in the middle of the night, it's pouring with rain, it's the weekend blah blah blah...

Who will come out and put a tarp over your roof to keep the weather out?

It wouldn't be the Australian equivalent to FEMA would it now..?


And I doubt you'd have a problem with that, right?

So why the issue with FEMA?



posted on Sep, 23 2011 @ 09:36 AM
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hi Skewed,




FEMA just needs to go stand in the corner and stay out of the way.



good luck with that one !

the reason i started this thread was because i saw a link between all this stuff,

and i was thinking...

[any opportunity will do for FEMA, to "take over", when the time is right...[

IMHO...


seeya



posted on Sep, 23 2011 @ 09:38 AM
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sorry,
i was being sarcastic...

we have the SES here ( state emergency service),
but they just come with chainsaws, not guns...

seeya



posted on Sep, 23 2011 @ 09:40 AM
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I hope it lands in my yard,

I don't care what they say I'm keeping it.



posted on Sep, 23 2011 @ 09:45 AM
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Originally posted by bigern
I hope it lands in my yard,

I don't care what they say I'm keeping it.

Preach, I am keeping that satellite for a memento, then if little green men climb off it I will say "Welcome!"



posted on Sep, 23 2011 @ 09:51 AM
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Is this more sarcasm?

Guns?

Really?

So FEMA comes to throw a gun over your house, not a tarp?

Oh wait, it's because they're part of homeland security, so, clearly, they're all army guys...

And all army guys carry guns, right?

I guess all the engineering corps personnel carry guns too...



posted on Sep, 23 2011 @ 10:13 AM
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reply to post by Chadwickus
 


what is your problem...???

of course they ALL carry guns...

your point?



posted on Sep, 23 2011 @ 10:19 AM
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I heard that FEMA is ready to be on hand with their usual, high-tech solutions for this if it becomes a problem...




Don't worry if they get squashed, they're just Mariners fans after all.



posted on Sep, 23 2011 @ 10:24 AM
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reply to post by shaneR
 


No, they don't all carry guns.



posted on Sep, 23 2011 @ 10:33 AM
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I saw how FEMA took care of New Orleans after Katrina first hand. I think i'd rather just let the satellite hit me than go through that again.



posted on Sep, 23 2011 @ 10:34 AM
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reply to post by Chadwickus
 


Is he saying just because someone is in the military they are issued a gun?
Am I misinterpreting this?
edit on 23-9-2011 by Skewed because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 23 2011 @ 10:35 AM
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reply to post by Chewingonmushrooms
 


apparently there will be 6 - 8 large enough bits
that will survive..."re-entry..."

they are made of tough stuff...


seeya



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