UARS Re-Entry Overview

From: Brooke Clarke (
Date: Thu Sep 15 2011 - 17:07:40 UTC

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    NASA says a school bus sized satellite will crash into earth later this 
    "As of Sept. 8, 2011, the orbit of UARS was 152 miles by 171 miles (245 
    km by 275 km) with an inclination of 57 degrees. Because the satellite's 
    orbit is inclined 57 degrees to the equator, any surviving components of 
    UARS will land within a zone between 57 degrees north latitude and 57 
    degrees south latitude. It is impossible to pinpoint just where in that 
    zone the debris will land, but NASA estimates the debris footprint will 
    be about 500 miles long."
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    Brooke Clarke
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