View Full Version : Nasa: Huge, Dead 6 1/2-ton Satellite Falling To Earth Faster Than Expected...

09-16-2011, 05:33 PM
NASA space junk experts have refined the forecast for the anticipated death plunge of a giant satellite, with the U.S. space agency now predicting the 6 1/2-ton climate probe will plummet to Earth around Sept. 23, a day earlier than previously reported.

The defunct bus-size spacecraft is NASA's Upper Atmospheric Research Satellite (UARS), which launched in 1991 and was shut down in 2005 after completing its mission. The satellite was expected to fall to Earth sometime this year, with experts initially pegging a weeks-long window between late September and early October, then narrowing it to the last week of this month.

About one week to get ready...Close your windows,lock your doors and hide under the bed....