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|10-22-2011 12:13 PM|
Do want to land in my backyard. Won't have to rake any more leaves.
|10-22-2011 11:43 AM|
|HybridCore||Another? This is a satellite nerd's paradise.|
|10-22-2011 11:33 AM|
|d3310n||More headcrab canisters eh?|
|10-22-2011 11:21 AM|
|Console-hater||Not sure where it lands = I don't know where it will land.|
|10-22-2011 10:28 AM|
@ROSAT_Reentry: Sat 22 Oct 13:00UT #ROSAT orbit 87.83 minutes 164.8 x 168.9 km Position 48.3N,20.5W alt=180.8km Lit ~Re-entry 11+ hours
it’s difficult to know just where it will drop down; it’s orbiting the Earth at 8 km/sec (5 miles/sec), so if predictions are off by just a couple of minutes that translates to a nearly 1000 km (600 miles) in position! And the models are still uncertain by a few hours.
As it stands, right now as I write this the nominal time of re-entry is sometime on October 23 between 06:00 and 13:00 UT (02:00 – 09:00 Eastern US time). The uncertainty means we still are not sure just where on Earth it will come down.
|10-03-2011 04:07 PM|
Quote:Actually they were hoping that the EM pulse from the blast would serve as a defense barrier against Russian Missiles, effectively killing their electronic guidance systems. At the time Russians were far ahead with missile technology, and the US lacked the means to launch a counter attack. so setting off a nuke in space was a pretty desperate defensive move.
Originally Posted by Emmanuel;15163024
Yeah that's crazy, and they were testing the theory of the earth's atmosphere igniting (and in that case no more earth), I can't believe how reckless our government has been/is.
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