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Re: satellite landing predictions

Postby Walter » Fri Sep 23, 2011 6:58 pm

The driveway at 99 Cambridge Road, when a certain someone is walking out to his SUV.

Yeah, I said it. I want a satellite to fall on the Governor of Wisconsin. So?
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Re: satellite landing predictions

Postby Walter » Fri Sep 23, 2011 6:59 pm

P.S. If you find a piece of satellite and call me, I'm keeping it. FYI.
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Re: satellite landing predictions

Postby Henry Vilas » Fri Sep 23, 2011 7:57 pm

If parts fall on your land, you could be rich. If they land on you, you could be dead.

What are the odds?
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Re: satellite landing predictions

Postby Shorty » Fri Sep 23, 2011 8:24 pm

Now it looks like the USA is safe from impact. The satellite is going elsewhere.

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/uars/index.html

"As of 7 p.m. EDT on Sept. 23, 2011, the orbit of UARS was 90 miles by 95 miles (145 km by 150 km). Re-entry is expected between 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, and 3 a.m., Sept. 24, Eastern Daylight Time (3 a.m. to 7 a.m. GMT). During that time period, the satellite will be passing over Canada, Africa and Australia, as well as vast areas of the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian oceans. The risk to public safety is very remote."
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Re: satellite landing predictions

Postby Shorty » Sat Sep 24, 2011 10:45 am

Funny Colbert video about it:

http://www.hulu.com/watch/281867/the-co ... feed&c=0:0

Henry Vilas wrote:If parts fall on your land, you could be rich. If they land on you, you could be dead. What are the odds?

1 in 3,200.

http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-ne ... er-reports

"It is one of about 20,000 space objects orbiting the Earth. An object the size of the UARS (weighing 5.89 tons e) falls into the atmosphere each year. Waters and uninhabited areas constituting the bulk of a planet, the risks of debris falling on someone is estimated at one in 3,200, NASA notes."
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