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And as yet, no reports from the Republic of Madagascar (it was at the start of the final orbit)

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New Zealand ground track:

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Blobrana wrote:

Nominal re-entry time was at 04:16 GMT

Predicted Location:  30.9°N, 218.9°E

United States Space Surveillance Network

Space Situational Awareness Preparatory Programme

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Does someone have a zoomable google-map with the final track so we can see where over New Zealand the final track went??



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NASA's Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite, or UARS, re-entered Earth's atmosphere late Sept. 23 or early Sept. 24 Eastern Daylight Time, almost six years after the end of a productive scientific life.

UARS Final Groundtrack (473 KB PDF)

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Observers along the west coast of North America reported negative observations after the 04:16 GMT re-entry time. Therefore any debris likely fell into the ocean. The potential orbital ground track stretches from Eastern africa, across the South Indian ocean and upto the north-eastern Pacific, (the only large body of land it passed over or near was  New Zealand).



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Nominal re-entry time was at 04:16 GMT

Predicted Location:  30.9°N, 218.9°E

United States Space Surveillance Network

Space Situational Awareness Preparatory Programme

Defence Support Program

Joint Space Operations Centre



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NASA will conduct a media telecon at 18:00 UT (2 p.m. ET) to discuss the re-entry. The telecon will be streamed live at www.nasa.gov/newsaudio.
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Ed ~ One of my problems in getting a more precise time and location was that the orbit was very circular, and no precise first-hand observational data.



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Blobrana wrote:

Simulazione satellite UARS in caduta


 nice, thanks



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Simulazione satellite UARS in caduta

Ed ~ A simulation of what someone in the Pacific Ocean would have seen...



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Nasa says its six-tonne UARS satellite penetrated the atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean early on Saturday.
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