I don’t understand why the European Space Agency and other agencies are allowed to design vehicles, or satellites that after having successfully completed their mission are left to return to Earth in an uncontrolled fall from space. Is it too difficult to program and include fuel for their controlled return? Skylab suffered the same fate and NASA was not too worried about its trajectory as it disintegrated while tumbling through Earth’s atmosphere. Eventually probability will catch up with their recklessness.
Doomed European Satellite May Fall to Earth Tonight, But Where?
- Doomed European Satellite May Fall to Earth Tonight, But Where? (space.com)
- CRASH-LANDING COMINGOut of fuel 2,000-pound satellite to hit Earth today (foxnews.com)
- ‘Ferrari Of Space’ Crashing Back To Earth – Maybe Tomorrow (npr.org)
- European GOCE Satellite Falls To Earth In Fiery Death Dive (huffingtonpost.com)