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UARS satellite re-entry
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Orbital period: 87.44 minutes
Average orbital altitude: 158.1 km

ADDED: But the satellite probably has already came down over half an orbit ago



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I bet on Canada for the "landing" (not to say crash)



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NASA Says Satellite Reentry Now Imminent

NASA's falling satellite is expected to meet its demise within the next two hours, making a destructive dive back through the atmosphere between 11:45 p.m. tonight and 12:45 a.m. Saturday.
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Ed ~ Well i suppose that NASA thinks its still up there....



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give us an update of the future revs.
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Jonathan McDowell of the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics said the satellite's delayed demise demonstrates how unreliable predictions can be
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Anybody near west africa and with clear skies? They seem to be the winners...

 

 

@Anonymous

The Satellite probably came down half an orbit ago (All done and dusted)



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See links :

 

- video of real time position and visible zone : http://www.livestream.com/spaceflightnowmobile

 

- altitude, position : http://twitter.com/#!/UARS_Reentry



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Re: bounce on top of higher atmospheric layers.

Yeah, and which would put a spanner on my predictions...



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Some guys are saying it's down! waiting for confirmation...



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The UARS satellite was predicted to re-enter the Earths atmosphere on the 24th September, 2011 @ 04:16 GMT  ± 2 hours.

UARS
1 21701U 91063B   11267.10904230  .15227068  11945-4  11522-3 0  6419
2 21701 056.9313 262.1789 0003645 318.1436 041.9334 16.52554649109189

Period:       87.82 minutes
Inclination: 56.93°
Apogee:     170 km
Perigee:     163 km
Average orbital velocity: 7.804 km/s
Revolution Number: 10921 
Predicted Location:  30.9°N, 218.9°E



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