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10-22-2011 12:13 PM
blackbalt89 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
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.
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.
10-03-2011 03:53 PM
Originally Posted by adamkatt View Post
The deceptibots are up to no good.
10-03-2011 03:36 PM
Originally Posted by refeek View Post
NASA: Please stop your attempts to destroy the Earth.

This time, it's the Germans. Next, Iran will want to launch a satellite and attempt to have it ruin something...
10-03-2011 03:30 PM
Originally Posted by Andr3az View Post
Hmm.. what is better, one big lump going down and might hit something?


Hundreds of tiny high-speed projectiles raining down on some area?
tiny projectiles burn up to nothing upon re-entry...
10-03-2011 03:22 PM
Originally Posted by Dranx View Post
We should just play Nuclear Missile roulette. Send one of those huge long range missile up into orbit and let it fly around the Earth until it runs out of gas, wherever it lands, sucks to be them ^^
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