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The Sky Is Falling


Gravity Field and Steady-State Ocean Circulati...

Gravity Field and Steady-State Ocean Circulation Explorer (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Another day, another satellite falling to Earth (they know not where).  This one is the size of a SUV, and weighs approximately 2,000 lbs.  The guess is that 25 to 45 pieces, maybe as large as 200 lbs will survive.  The satellite is a European Space Agency craft called GOCE (Gravity Field and Steady-State Ocean Circulation Explorer) which had been launched to study the earth’s gravitational field.  Kind of ironic that gravity will destroy it.  Best guess for reëntry is sometime Sunday.  Heads up!  A real-time tracker can be found at the link.

Real Time Tracking Link

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