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Dania22

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November 6, 2013

A satellite falling back down to Earth could cause some major damage later this week, as the hurtling satellite still has an unknown landing site, Gizmodo confirms this Wednesday, Nov. 6. The rogue satellite in question, the Gravity Field and Steady State Ocean Circulation Explorer from the European Space Agency, is heading for an undeniable crash back to our home planet in just days, and people are hoping it won’t be in their backyards or on their heads.

NASA scientists aren’t talking about this falling satellite just dropping small nuts or bolts, either. Hurtling pieces that separate from the massive outer space technology could weigh up to 200 pounds, and are believed to make it through the long, flaming, descent back to the surface of the earth. When they finally land at their unknown locations, grave damage could come as a result.

http://www.examiner.com/article/satellite-falling-hurtling-satellite-could-cause-damage-unknown-landing-site

Unbelievable!! And this is how we're warned? In a freaking article? NICE!!  >:(  :o

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Re: Heads Up!! Satellite falling: Hurtling satellite could cause damage....
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2013, 08:19:17 AM »
Didn't Major Ed Dames talk about a satellite falling from the sky just before the kill shot?  Somehow I remember something being said about this and I think it was Ed Dames.

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Re: Heads Up!! Satellite falling: Hurtling satellite could cause damage....
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2013, 10:52:42 AM »
Didn't Major Ed Dames talk about a satellite falling from the sky just before the kill shot?  Somehow I remember something being said about this and I think it was Ed Dames.
     Nah, he said that a Space Shuttle would have some type of problem. The interesting thing about this satellite
is that it is different from all other types; it has small minature fins or wings to help it stay stabilized in the
low earth orbit atmosphere. It also has an ion-drive propulsion system. The reason it is deorbiting is because
it ran out of xenon fuel and can no longer maintain an orbit. It weighs almost 2000 pounds.
     Should be interesting to see what happens with it. Seems to me that the small winglets on it is the reason
they are not able to tell exactly where it may re-enter the atmosphere. That sucker might be skipping all over the
place.  :)    We'll see.
Ancient Prophecy appears to be fulfilled in the Nightly News.

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Re: Heads Up!! Satellite falling: Hurtling satellite could cause damage....
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2013, 11:46:28 AM »
Aseekertoo:  Yes, you are right, I remember now.  I just hope it does not fall and hurt anyone.

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Re: Heads Up!! Satellite falling: Hurtling satellite could cause damage....
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2013, 03:13:36 PM »
Nasa said, scientists have announced on Thursday that a dead satellite will hit earth.

Where's the "announcement"? Anyone saw it on CNN, C-SPAN, FOX perhaps? Or, was the announcement what I previously posted?


http://www.examiner.com/article/sate...aboola_inbound

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Re: Heads Up!! Satellite falling: Hurtling satellite could cause damage....
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2013, 06:06:01 PM »
This is what I got on the examiner link @ 2104 Eastern time tonight??

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Re: Heads Up!! Satellite falling: Hurtling satellite could cause damage....
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2013, 07:34:25 PM »
4 November 2013
This morning, GOCE is at an altitude of roughly 192 km and is expected to drop by about 4 km during the day. The atmospheric drag and the resulting altitude decay rate are going to increase significantly over the coming days, as GOCE gets lower and lower.
http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Observing_the_Earth/GOCE/GOCE_completes_its_mission

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Re: Heads Up!! Satellite falling: Hurtling satellite could cause damage....
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2013, 07:39:44 PM »
Nasa said, scientists have announced on Thursday that a dead satellite will hit earth.

Where's the "announcement"? Anyone saw it on CNN, C-SPAN, FOX perhaps? Or, was the announcement what I previously posted?


http://www.examiner.com/article/sate...aboola_inbound

This is one scientific site (Gizmodo) referred to in your original posted article, in the examiner...

http://gizmodo.com/falling-soon-through-a-sky-near-you-1459629975

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Re: Heads Up!! Satellite falling: Hurtling satellite could cause damage....
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2013, 07:48:32 PM »
Yowbarb Note Adding to what was posted before, from the October 21 article.
based on that timeline, parts of the satellite are due to hit (somewhere) as the satellite burns up upon re-entry very soon. Links below.
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European Space Agency  

http://www.esa.int/ESA

Data acquisition and satellite operations will continue for about two more weeks until its systems stop working because of the harsh environmental conditions at such a low altitude. At this point, the satellite will be switched off, marking the end of activities for the GOCE flight control team.

While most of the satellite will disintegrate in the atmosphere, Some smaller parts are expected to reach Earth’s surface. When and where these parts might land cannot yet be predicted, but the affected area will be narrowed down closer to the time of reentry.

An international campaign is monitoring the descent, involving the Inter-Agency Space Debris Coordination Committee. The situation is being continuously watched by ESA’s Space Debris Office, which will periodically issue reentry predictions.

ESA will keep its Member States and the relevant authorities permanently updated.

For all the latest information on the mission’s scientific results and reentry, visit the dedicated webpage at: http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Observing_the_Earth/GOCE/GOCE_completes_its_mission

>> 4 November 2013
This morning, GOCE is at an altitude of roughly 192 km and is expected to drop by about 4 km during the day. The atmospheric drag and the resulting altitude decay rate are going to increase significantly over the coming days, as GOCE gets lower and lower.
http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Observing_the_Earth/GOCE/GOCE_completes_its_mission

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Re: Heads Up!! Satellite falling: Hurtling satellite could cause damage....
« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2013, 01:58:16 PM »
Excerpt:"As expected, the satellite disintegrated in the high atmosphere and no damage to property has been reported," ESA officials wrote in a statement. [6 Biggest Spacecraft to Fall Uncontrolled from Space]

http://news.yahoo.com/1-ton-european...3362.html?vp=1
 

I'm adding.....Also no damage to property NOR person(s)!"  ;D ;D




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Re: Heads Up!! Satellite falling: Hurtling satellite could cause damage....
« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2013, 05:02:10 PM »
Excerpt:"As expected, the satellite disintegrated in the high atmosphere and no damage to property has been reported," ESA officials wrote in a statement. [6 Biggest Spacecraft to Fall Uncontrolled from Space]

http://news.yahoo.com/1-ton-european...3362.html?vp=1
 

I'm adding.....Also no damage to property NOR person(s)!"  ;D ;D

Wow! Dania thanks for that update!
So glad that one is over.  ;D