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UARS UPDATE: We're back in the crosshairs
Space Weather ^ | 9/23/11 | Hoagy62, NASA

Posted on 09/23/2011 9:45:40 AM PDT by hoagy62

Well FRiends...the UARS, according to NASA this morning, is now supposed to come down between 0000 and 0400 UTC, or between 5pm and 9pm Pacific time.

According to 'Orbitron', during that time frame UARS will cross the US three times, once over the Eastern Seaboard (Entering near the Louisiana/Mississippi border, up over the Appalachians, and exiting along the US/Canada border near upstate New York) , once across the Midwest (on a line from AZ/NM border up to the ND/MN border), and finally crossing the Pacific Northwest (entering off the Oregon coast, crossing between Portland and Seattle, and exiting the US around northern Idaho).

They also did say there's a possibility it could stay aloft a little longer past the current re-entry time frame. If it does, then no US territory will be in danger.


TOPICS: Astronomy; Science
KEYWORDS: deorbit; nasa; researchsatellite; satellite; toast; uars
Stay tuned!
1 posted on 09/23/2011 9:45:45 AM PDT by hoagy62
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To: hoagy62

Wonder if we’ll be able to see it burning up.


2 posted on 09/23/2011 9:48:16 AM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: hoagy62

My pick for touchdown is still Roswell.


3 posted on 09/23/2011 9:49:49 AM PDT by pallis
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To: KoRn

If it comes down over US territory, you couldn’t miss it. The times it’s scheduled to be over the US will all be near or after sunset, depending on where you are. It’s supposed to make quite a light show when it comes down. If it’s announced that it will come down near a populated area, you can bet some one (probably more than a few people) will be out there with a video camera.


4 posted on 09/23/2011 9:52:17 AM PDT by hoagy62 ("Polls are for strippers and cross-country skiers”~Sarah Louise Palin)
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To: pallis

I’m hoping along the US/Mexican border and we finally get a fence.


5 posted on 09/23/2011 10:01:46 AM PDT by jerseyrocks
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To: hoagy62

As usual for most astronomical events, Ohio is socked in
and will be for the next couple of days.

Mike


6 posted on 09/23/2011 10:02:03 AM PDT by doublecansiter (without cartridge, load in nine times, LOAD!)
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To: hoagy62; Berlin_Freeper; Hotlanta Mike; Silentgypsy; repubmom; HANG THE EXPENSE; Nepeta; Bikkuri; ..
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7 posted on 09/23/2011 10:05:05 AM PDT by LucyT
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To: hoagy62
NASA's current view per its website:

"There is a low probability any debris that survives re-entry will land in the United States, but the possibility cannot be discounted because of this changing rate of descent.

8 posted on 09/23/2011 10:05:31 AM PDT by frog in a pot (Their bible calls for either our conversion or our death - how and when has that changed ?)
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To: LucyT

“... finally crossing the Pacific Northwest (entering off the Oregon coast, crossing between Portland and Seattle, and exiting the US around northern Idaho).”

Great! It’ll probably land on my house!


9 posted on 09/23/2011 10:18:01 AM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: SatinDoll

I wonder how many people actually realize that Idaho borders on Canada? Somebody’s going to try to correct that, lol.


10 posted on 09/23/2011 10:21:49 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: SatinDoll

“Great! It’ll probably land on my house!”

I’m hoping it lands in my front yard. 300lbs of titanium has to be worth something.


11 posted on 09/23/2011 10:25:15 AM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (The democratic party is the greatest cargo cult in history.)
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To: SatinDoll

Or my house!


12 posted on 09/23/2011 10:28:33 AM PDT by castlebrew (Gun control means hitting where you're aiming!)
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To: castlebrew

Duck.:)


13 posted on 09/23/2011 10:43:23 AM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today:))
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To: SatinDoll

Here’s a link to live real time satellite tracking of UARS. I was able to open it earlier, but it timed out just now, maybe try again later.

http://www.n2yo.com/?s=21701


14 posted on 09/23/2011 10:49:57 AM PDT by LucyT
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To: LucyT

Thank you for the link.


15 posted on 09/23/2011 11:18:55 AM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: SatinDoll; LucyT

It’s as big as a bus and weighs 6 tons. It’s all going to burn up supposedly? I’d rather not even see it if it means possible chunks falling in my area!


16 posted on 09/23/2011 11:53:31 AM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell.)
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To: LucyT

“Servers too busy... Try again later... “

Are they in the process of moving out of harms way as the reason for being too busy?


17 posted on 09/23/2011 11:58:40 AM PDT by all_mighty_dollar
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To: little jeremiah
A chunk of Columbia landed two miles away from my front yard back in '03. I'd rather this one would come down elsewhere.
18 posted on 09/23/2011 12:12:05 PM PDT by Shalmaneser
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To: fatima

Goose!


19 posted on 09/23/2011 1:33:25 PM PDT by bgill (There, happy now?)
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To: little jeremiah
Imagine that bus sized space junk breaking up into a few dozen chunks and those chunks travelling at super fast whatever speed and glowing super hot bashing into a dozen buildings and starting more grass fires in the drought areas all across a 500 mile area.

Where's Bruce Willis when we need him?


20 posted on 09/23/2011 1:39:50 PM PDT by bgill (There, happy now?)
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To: hoagy62

This will tell you what time it’s visible from your house this evening.

http://heavens-above.com

At Configuration - click on “from data base”
Click on United States
Type in your city
Choose from selected
At Statellite - click on UARS


21 posted on 09/23/2011 1:59:20 PM PDT by bgill (There, happy now?)
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