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Another satellite headed for Earth!

  1. Stacie L profile image86
    Stacie Lposted 5 years ago

    German Satellite ROSAT Will Hit Earth This Weekend

    ROSAT

    A month after avoiding a deadly collision with NASAs UARS satellite, the citizens of the world have a new piece of falling space junk to worry about. The German satellite ROSAT is expected to hit earth this weekend.

    And according to European Space Agency, the ROSAT satellite poses a greater risk of hitting someone on earth.

    The ESA puts the odds at 1 in 2,000 that someone will be knocked on the head by a piece of the ROSAT satellite. NASA said that there was a 1 in 3,200 chance that the UARS satellite would hit someone. Fortunately, the UARS satellite crashed harmlessly into the Pacific Ocean.

    Heiner Klinkrad, head of the European Space Agencys space debris office, said that despite the higher risk, the ROSAT satellite still has a relatively low chance of harming anyone.

    Klinkrad said:

        We accept risks in everyday life that are many orders of magnitude higher than the risks we incur from reentering space objects.

    http://www.inquisitr.com/152209/german- … s-weekend/

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      AJ Klesmanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I didn't know ROSAT was coming down! How sad, it's been so great for science!

  2. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    Doomed I Say!

  3. Stacie L profile image86
    Stacie Lposted 5 years ago

    yikes
    it's raining satellites!
    is this going to happen every month now/
    they are getting old and dropping like flies!

    1. Stacie L profile image86
      Stacie Lposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      bump..just a heads up! lol

      1. Hollie Thomas profile image60
        Hollie Thomasposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Oh, not another one, not this weekend I've made plans. Really, how inconsiderate. lol

      2. paradigmsearch profile image88
        paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        When the time comes I will stand in my front yard and smile...smile

        1. Hollie Thomas profile image60
          Hollie Thomasposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I will hide in my back yard and shake. smile

          1. paradigmsearch profile image88
            paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            http://im.wk.io/images/v/559eba/uars-update-nasa-refines-crashing-satellite-s-debris-region-and-location.jpeg
            No... No... Remain alert so that you can duck. smile

  4. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    Forget it...

    No traffic anyway.

     
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