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European GOCE Satellite Falls To Earth In Fiery Death Dive
Space.com | By Tariq MalikPosted: 11/11/2013 12:44 am EST
The European Space Agency’s GOCE satellite fell from space Sunday at 7 p.m. EST (0000 Nov. 11 GMT) while flying on a path that would take it over Siberia, the Western Pacific Ocean, the eastern Indian Ocean and Antarctica, ESA officials said. Read more…http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/11/satellite-falls-earth-death-dive_n_4252796.html#es_share_ended
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)
The tiny blue dot in this image is in fact Earth captured from a distance of 900 million miles looking past Saturn’s rings. Earth is a tiny blue dot in this image taken by the Cassini spacecraft hundreds of millions of miles away. Hopefully we were all smiling.
(Image via: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute)
- Cassini catches a glimpse of Earth from Saturn (techandle.com)
See live Internet stream of this accomplishment delayed by 20 seconds just in case of an accident at: http://www.foxnews.com/science/index.html
Launch has been cancelled due to technical difficulties.
Update: On Sunday October 14, 2012 Felix Baumgartner jumped from the stratosphere. Read more about his achievements below.
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