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Originally posted by Agit8dChop
yep, around .02km per second, and it doesnt stop!
581km altitude / .02 = 29050
29050/60 = 484
484 / 60 = 8.
I'm not up to date on my astrophysics, should that be happening?
I put it at 8-9hrs until its 0.
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
Hey...Where is that satellite that's suppose to capture and help deorbit defunct ones? Was that just a one shot try to test it or is that something up there to help with these little misadventures by the lesser nations?
Originally posted by nonnez
reply to post by Chansi3
If I calculated correctly it is dropping at a rate of approximately 1.10 km per minute which would put it in contact with the upper atmosphere in about 6.81 hours. As far as where it would fall . . . no idea. But from past experience it will probably, and hopefully, fall into the ocean.
I suck at math so . . .
Originally posted by TheLieWeLive
Does anyone on here know if this satellite was to have a nuclear reactor powering it and a warhead was used to destroy it, could it create a Electro Magnetic Pulse big enough to affect whatever country it was over or near?edit on 12-12-2012 by TheLieWeLive because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Yngvarr
Sounds like the X-37B is doing it's job.
Is this that "kill Shot" I've heard about?