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MEPSI Picosatellite
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The MEPSI Picosatellite that was launched from Space Shuttle Discovery Cargo Bay on the 21st December, 2006, for the Micro-Electromechanical-based Picosat Satellite Inspection Experiment mission, is predicted to re-enter the Earths atmosphere on the 8th March @ 20:01 UTC 31 minutes

Predicted Decay Location 2.8 N, 148.9 E


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TLE Data

MEPSI
1 29660U 06055B 07067.76986633 .43393767 12739-4 48182-3 0 1779
2 29660 051.6055 252.3173 0006847 308.3277 051.7413 16.49904194 12422
1 29660U 06055B 07 67.76985046 .28962230 00000-0 55184-2 0 1768
2 29660 051.6088 253.0117 0480613 013.7811 336.5152 16.41310107 12423
1 29660U 06055B 07 67.70918946 .11838502 00000-0 30913-3 0 1756
2 29660 051.6144 252.6192 0009489 219.4252 140.6743 16.45052277 12410
1 29660U 06055B 07 67.64842737 .06875378 00000-0 48810-3 0 1732
2 29660 051.6115 253.0542 0004254 117.6407 242.5116 16.40145339 12400
1 29660U 06055B 07 67.64842383 .06581387 00000-0 48116-3 0 1743
2 29660 051.6195 253.0474 0003841 110.0886 250.0400 16.39913892 12406


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RE: STS-116 mission
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On Thursday 18 January, a press conference will take place at the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne, Germany to give media a chance to meet the ESA astronaut Thomas Reiter, of Germany, after completion of his mission following the landing of Space Shuttle Discovery on 22 December.

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Space shuttle Discovery and its seven-member crew have landed safely at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Shuttle managers decided conditions in Florida were good enough to bring the shuttle home at 1732 (2232 GMT), after days of uncertainty about the weather.

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2 minutes till touchdown.

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