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  • UARS UPDATE: We're back in the crosshairs

    09/23/2011 9:45:40 AM PDT · by hoagy62 · 20 replies
    Space Weather ^ | 9/23/11 | Hoagy62, NASA
    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...
  • Russia to De-Orbit International Space Station (De-Orbit=Demolish)

    07/27/2011 4:21:24 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 51 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/27/2011 | Yahoo News
    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia plans to de-orbit the mammoth International Space Station in a controlled descent into the Pacific in 2020, a top space official said Wednesday. Deputy head of Russia's federal space agency Roscosmos Vitaly Davydov said that the station "cannot be left in orbit" after it stops operation. He said in a web-posted statement that the station will have to be de-orbited in a "planned crash so that there is no space junk left behind."