Re: UARS orbit jump

Date: Mon Sep 26 2005 - 09:39:32 EDT

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    On Sun, 25 Sep 2005, Kevin Fetter wrote:
    > Nope to me, a deorbit burn. They have scheduled one, for Oct 4.
    >> From what I see, they plan to comit uars to a suicide plunge.
     	Yes, that is the plan.  The UARS mission is to be terminated by the 
    end of this year.  There is not enough on-board fuel for a controlled reentry 
    so they are simply going to lower the orbit as much as they can with the 
    remaining fuel, estimating reentry around the year 2010.
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