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After days of seeming uncertainty, official satellite-watchers announced Tuesday that a dead NASA satellite broke up over the South Pacific, about as far away from large land masses as you can get.
NASA said the U.S. Air Force calculated that the satellite entered Earth's atmosphere generally above American Samoa at midnight ET Friday. Pieces of it started hitting the water another 300 miles (480 kilometers) to the northeast, southwest of Christmas Island.
No credible sightings reported
The Joint Space Operations Center at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California has determined the satellite entered the atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean at 14.1 degrees south latitude and 189.8 degrees east longitude (170.2 west longitude). This location is over a broad, remote ocean area in the Southern Hemisphere, far from any major land mass. The debris field is located between 300 miles and 800 miles downrange, or generally northeast of the re-entry point. NASA is not aware of any possible debris sightings from this geographic area.
Originally posted by Semaphore527
So after videos and comments and MSM saying this sucker went down off the Northwest coast of the US
They are back tracking and saying now and saying it went down in in South Pacific.
Originally posted by taws6
there is still more $hit falling form the sky, yesterday it was Texas and Argentina, today in California about 3 hours ago
www.youtube.com...edit on 9/27/2011 by taws6 because: fixed link
Originally posted by Phage
reply to post by taws6
Why am I not surprised it's a jet contrail.
edit on 9/27/2011 by Phage because: (no reason given)