Thursday, September 15, 2011

Out of Control Satellite Re-Entry - Sept. 24th ???

NASA has recently announced that an out-of-control, retired satellite will come crashing into the earth's surface "sometime" towards the end of September. Furthermore, the satellite, which is about the size of a school bus and weighs over 6 tons, will impact the earth in an unknown location between Canada and South America. The exact time and location will remain a mystery until two hours before the event, and that's with six thousand miles (10,000 km) of uncertainty.

Read UARS updates by NASA HERE.


  1. Re- entry is said to be Friday the 23rd of September...

  2. Update #9
    Thu, 22 Sep 2011 10:01:35 PM EDT

    As of 9:30 p.m. EDT Sept. 22, 2011, the orbit of UARS was 110 mi by 115 mi (175 km by 185 km). Re-entry is possible sometime during the afternoon or early evening of Sept. 23, Eastern Daylight Time. The satellite will not be passing over North America during that time period. It is still too early to predict the time and location of re-entry with any more certainty, but predictions will become more refined in the next 24 hours.