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reply to post by newsoul
I know you are in Ky and I can't get any of the trackers to load, are we to worry about this here?
Liability for damage caused by objects falling from space is regulated by the 1972 Convention on International Liability for Damage Caused by Space Objects, according to NASA public affairs officer Beth Dickey. When the U.S. signed the pact, it agreed to be "absolutely liable to pay compensation for damage caused by its space object on the surface of the Earth or to aircraft in flight." That goes if UARS, or anything else NASA has put into orbit, crashes down in Kansas, France or Zimbabwe. .........
..............One slight hitch in the treaty is that you have to present your claim no later than one year after the incident (or discovery of the damage). If you've got a bus-size satellite sitting in your living room, however, we suspect that satisfying this condition would not be an issue.
Update #12 Fri, 23 Sep 2011 09:50:07 PM CDT As of 10:30 p.m. EDT on Sept. 23, 2011, the orbit of UARS was 85 miles by 90 miles (135 km by 140 km). Re-entry is expected between 11:45 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, and 12:45 a.m., Sept. 24, Eastern Daylight Time (3:45 a.m. to 4:45 a.m. GMT). During that time period, the satellite will be passing over Canada and Africa, as well as vast areas of the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian oceans. The risk to public safety is very remote.
Originally posted by chapterhouse
Anyone starting to think Superman is holding ShortBus up and gigling? =P
Originally posted by leemachino
Maybe it will come down in Libya and NATO forces will shoot it out of the sky thinking its a missile.
Originally posted by Afterthought
Does anybody else think it would be really funny if it landed right on top of the Denver Airport?
Originally posted by CLPrime
reply to post by kdog1982
By now, I think most of these trackers have stopped being reliable.
I would guess it'll come down over Africa somewhere. Hopefully they've all got their cell phone cameras ready.
The Indian Ocean is also likely, but not quite as interesting.edit on 23-9-2011 by CLPrime because: (no reason given)