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Huge Tumbling Satellite Could Fall to Earth Over US Tonight or Saturday, NASA Says (UPDATED)
Space.com ^ | 9/23/11 | Tariq Malik

Posted on 09/23/2011 10:07:53 AM PDT by Evil Slayer

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To: Evil Slayer

“Huge Tumbling Satellite” - stinkin’ gymnast satellite of death. “I give it a 9.7. It didn’t quite stick the finish and I thought the Russian satellite was better.”


101 posted on 09/23/2011 1:35:51 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: mountn man
So whats the pay out if I bet $1000 that it won't hit me???

LOL! I'll bet the payout's similar to a push at a blackjack table at Winstar Casino in OK: you don't win, but you still lose, because you have to pay the dealer $1 per hand (or so I've heard).

102 posted on 09/23/2011 1:47:23 PM PDT by Night Hides Not (My dream ticket for 2012 is John Galt & Dagny Taggart!)
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To: Evil Slayer
Gravity. It's not just a good idea. It's the law.


103 posted on 09/23/2011 2:02:23 PM PDT by southernnorthcarolina ("Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own." -- Aesop)
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To: Night Hides Not

There’s a twitter feed for the UARS now. They say four more orbits,so look up San Diego or offshore Oregon!

http://twitter.com/#!/UARS_Reentry


104 posted on 09/23/2011 2:03:11 PM PDT by M_Man
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To: Evil Slayer

Bookmark


105 posted on 09/23/2011 2:06:38 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Myrddin

The impact is suppose to effect 500 miles.What 500 miles will this be? Is it still off CA coast barely?


106 posted on 09/23/2011 2:14:41 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (PDS=someone that doesnt dream dates up of a Palin announcement;nor act as Palins campaign manager)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

One could always hope it lands on the U.N. Lots of targets in there right now.


107 posted on 09/23/2011 2:18:19 PM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: SaraJohnson

They really can’t just blow it up. The junk left in space would take out every other satellite that came along.


108 posted on 09/23/2011 2:19:47 PM PDT by Attman
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To: southernnorthcarolina
Love that pic. I'm keeping a copy.
It's perfect for one of my favorite sayings,
"Gravity is a law, not a suggestion."
109 posted on 09/23/2011 2:19:57 PM PDT by RightField (one of the obstreperous citizens insisting on incorrect thinking - C. Krauthamer)
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To: P-Marlowe

What’s the estimated impact speed, anybody know?


110 posted on 09/23/2011 2:21:28 PM PDT by txhurl (Did you want to talk or fish? Or feed the fish?)
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To: Attman

They could have done it as it was coming down. They did not want to spend the money on it. Life is cheap.


111 posted on 09/23/2011 2:23:02 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: txhurl

watch the video here. It may still be unclear speed of broken pieces at impact.

http://www.space.com/13062-falling-nasa-satellite-reentry-united-states.html


112 posted on 09/23/2011 2:25:50 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (PDS=someone that doesnt dream dates up of a Palin announcement;nor act as Palins campaign manager)
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To: J. Worthington

Meteor shower?


113 posted on 09/23/2011 2:26:04 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson (Democrats: "You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.")
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To: Evil Slayer

I dunno, to ME, it seems like a TARGET for one of our ASAT weapons....


114 posted on 09/23/2011 2:32:50 PM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: M_Man
This one seems to have a more up to date feed: https://sites.google.com/site/uarsreentry/
115 posted on 09/23/2011 2:35:18 PM PDT by Paradox (Democrats on Obama, They can't deny him, He is them.)
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To: Evil Slayer

116 posted on 09/23/2011 2:43:41 PM PDT by Talisker (History will show the Illuminati won the ultimate Darwin Award.)
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To: txhurl

The big 330lb chunk about 130MPH,the small bits up to 240MPH. It looks to be headed for the Pacific off the Oregon coast.

7:55PM-8:25PM PDT should be a light show over Oregon. Hard Hats suggested


117 posted on 09/23/2011 3:02:29 PM PDT by M_Man
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To: Paradox

They’ve removed the Re-entry clock gadget from that site now.


118 posted on 09/23/2011 3:06:09 PM PDT by M_Man
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To: M_Man

Do you have any verification of that or is it just something you heard?


119 posted on 09/23/2011 3:07:43 PM PDT by djf (Buncha sheep: A flock.. Buncha cows: A herd.. Buncha fish: A school.. Buncha baboons: A Congress..)
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To: M_Man

@UARS_Reentry says Washington State, not Oregon. Still in the Pacific, thankfully!


120 posted on 09/23/2011 3:08:16 PM PDT by M_Man
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To: M_Man

Get current position at http://www.heavens-above.com/


121 posted on 09/23/2011 3:14:41 PM PDT by jpsb
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To: M_Man

That should float up some big fish schools! Conveniently already cooked! The water vapor should be visible by satellite, then.


122 posted on 09/23/2011 3:14:47 PM PDT by txhurl (Did you want to talk or fish? Or feed the fish?)
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To: Talisker

LMAO!


123 posted on 09/23/2011 3:16:25 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Attaaaack Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaatch!!!!! XD)
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To: jpsb

At http://heavens-above.com click on the passes link to get a map of the sky as it passes over your house. FYI, hold the map over your head rather than looking down at it so the directions are correct.

Note - holding a map over your head or wearing a tin foil hat will not divert the direction of the falling space junk.


124 posted on 09/23/2011 3:21:19 PM PDT by bgill (There, happy now?)
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To: bgill

No visible passes found within the search period.

Texas here


125 posted on 09/23/2011 3:24:11 PM PDT by jpsb
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To: Lazamataz

I hear ya.. It’d make for one heckuva display if they hit that sucker just right.. good practice too..

all that technology and nothing to shoot it at.. what a waste.

and risk.. Hey, life is full of risk.. a tree could get ya tomorrow..


126 posted on 09/23/2011 3:42:52 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: Evil Slayer

Hahaha Ironically its anther environmentalist project coming crashing down back to earth(reality). lol


127 posted on 09/23/2011 3:52:05 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: bgill

Anyone know if this hunk o’ junk will be passing over NYS?


128 posted on 09/23/2011 3:52:17 PM PDT by mewzilla (Forget a third party. We need a second one.)
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To: jpsb

Some Texas cities that it will be visible with the naked eye around 8:16 to 8:19 pm tonight flying from the south west to the south east except Brownsville where it’ll be a bit north-ish. It will pass pretty much directly over San Antonio :

San Antonio - altitude at max 83 (with O degree being the horizon and 90 degrees being directly overhead)
Junction - altitude at max 35
Austin - 56
Brownsville - 23
Corpus Christi - 36

It will not be visible in:

Houston, El Paso, Dallas, Lubbock, or Tyler.


129 posted on 09/23/2011 4:06:20 PM PDT by bgill (There, happy now?)
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To: mewzilla

http://www.heavens-above.com/selecttown.asp?CountryID=US

The Clintons and the UN are safe.


130 posted on 09/23/2011 4:12:07 PM PDT by bgill (There, happy now?)
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To: M_Man
The big 330lb chunk about 130MPH,the small bits up to 240MPH.

Why would the big piece be slower than the small ones?

131 posted on 09/23/2011 4:22:15 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Right Wing Assault

Aerodynamic drag.


132 posted on 09/23/2011 4:23:11 PM PDT by M_Man
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

lol!


133 posted on 09/23/2011 4:25:20 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: djf

I’m getting my updates from @UARS_Reentry.

The time to reentry has been holding at around 5 hrs for more than an hour.


134 posted on 09/23/2011 4:27:37 PM PDT by M_Man
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To: M_Man
'The time to reentry has been holding at around 5 hrs for more than an hour.'

LOL Leave it to the government that they can't even track an uncontrolled crash and burn of their own satellite without stopping the damn clock on it.

"The clock is holding at T Minus 5 Hours due to low cloud cover. We are currently awaiting word from remote downrange observers on potential impact site conditions, and will resume the crash at that time."

"But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: for men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away, for his name is Obama."

135 posted on 09/23/2011 4:42:46 PM PDT by Viking2002 (RELEASE THE KRAKEN!!!!!!)
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To: mewzilla

Yep - in about half an hour.

Duck!


136 posted on 09/23/2011 4:44:50 PM PDT by patton
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To: Evil Slayer

I need a helmet.


137 posted on 09/23/2011 4:48:31 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: M_Man
Aerodynamic drag.

Drag alone is not enough to determine impact speed. Weight is important, too.

The heavy piece hits at 99 mi/h.

They show a 59 pound piece falling at the same speed as the heavy one, an 11 pound piece falling at 59, a 2 pound piece at 40, a 4 pound piece at 30, and 11 pound piece at 81, and a 1 pound piece at 47.

There are 5 lighter types of pieces falling faster than 99.

So, some light pieces fall faster, some slower than the heaviest piece.

Details of the UARS satellite debris to hit the Earth

(1) HGA gimbal and reten. (Titanium) 59 pounds impacting at 99 miles per hour

(4) Forward bulkhead fitting (Titanium) 55 pounds impacting at 177 miles per hour

(1) SSPP gimball (Titanium) 134 pounds impacting at 130 miles per hour

(1) SSPP structure (AL-2024-T8) 348 pounds impacting at 99 miles per hour

(4) MMS fuel tanks (Titanium) 11 pounds impacting at 59 miles per hour

(3) MMS MPS batteries (SSteel 304L) 101 pounds impacting at 146 miles per hour

(4) Reaction wheel rims (SSteel 304L) 4 pounds impacting at 240 miles per hour

(1) FSS housing (Beryllium) 7 pounds impacting at 175 miles per hour

(2) FHST bracket (Beryllium) 2 pounds impacting at 40 miles per hour

(2) G.F. abutment plate (Titanium) 4 pounds impacting at 30 miles per hour

(2) G.F. base plate (Titanium) 11 pounds impacting at 81 miles per hour

(1) G.F. extension (Titanium) 1 pound impacting at 47 miles per hour

138 posted on 09/23/2011 4:53:38 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Right Wing Assault

They are lazy.


139 posted on 09/23/2011 4:55:30 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: bgill

Thx! Cool link! Whew! Upstate looks safe. Good thing since we never thought to get an orbital junk rider on our home insurance :-)


140 posted on 09/23/2011 4:56:17 PM PDT by mewzilla (Forget a third party. We need a second one.)
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To: Viking2002

Ah, the old ‘bounced off some turbulence’ excuse. mhmm


141 posted on 09/23/2011 4:58:02 PM PDT by txhurl (Did you want to talk or fish? Or feed the fish?)
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To: patton
The new season of Fringe starts tonight. Hmmm......
142 posted on 09/23/2011 5:00:20 PM PDT by mewzilla (Forget a third party. We need a second one.)
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To: roaddog727

We need Weekend Update with John Belushi!


143 posted on 09/23/2011 5:01:39 PM PDT by Larry Lucido (I can only be series in a parallel universe.)
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To: Evil Slayer

Just another conspiracy theory...never going to happen.... totally ridicu

grin.........


144 posted on 09/23/2011 5:02:55 PM PDT by free_life (If you ask Jesus to forgive you and to save you, He will.)
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To: Evil Slayer
I just hope it doesn't bring any zombies down with it!

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145 posted on 09/23/2011 5:04:59 PM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: mewzilla

I’m in the middle of canning gallons of plums and can’t figure out where to look to see if it’s going to hit my house. Any idea of where they think it’s (or the pieces rather) are going to hit?


146 posted on 09/23/2011 5:06:38 PM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell.)
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To: mewzilla

Pardon my blush, here, but I have no clue what “Fringe” is.

Some sort of rock band?

Not sarcastic at all - never heard of it.


147 posted on 09/23/2011 5:08:47 PM PDT by patton
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To: patton

They can’t compensate for bounce since there will be too many items when it breaks up. Just heard that from the guy at the bar going to Penn State (honest).


148 posted on 09/23/2011 5:09:25 PM PDT by AGreatPer (Obama has NEVER given a speech where he did not lie!!!)
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To: Evil Slayer

I’m sure we’ll be okay if we assume the crouch position.


149 posted on 09/23/2011 5:10:38 PM PDT by Nachoman (I HOPE we CHANGE presidents.)
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To: Right Wing Assault
(1) SSPP structure (AL-2024-T8) 348 pounds impacting at 99 miles per hour

AL-2024 = Aluminum. That is one heck of a beer can.

150 posted on 09/23/2011 5:15:04 PM PDT by DYngbld (I have read the back of the Book and we WIN!!!!)
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