New NASA Update on UARS

Date: Fri Sep 23 2011 - 15:09:56 UTC

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    Update #10
    Fri, 23 Sep 2011 08:45:08 AM MDT
    As of 10:30 a.m. EDT on Sept. 23, 2011, the orbit of UARS was 100 miles by 105 miles (160 km by 170 km). Re-entry is expected late Friday, Sept. 23, or early Saturday, Sept. 24, Eastern Daylight Time. Solar activity is no longer the major factor in the satellite’s rate of descent. The satellite’s orientation or configuration apparently has changed, and that is now slowing its descent. There is a low probability any debris that survives re-entry will land in the United States, but the possibility cannot be discounted because of this changing rate of descent. It is still too early to predict the time and location of re-entry with any certainty, but predictions will become more refined in the next 12 to 18 hours.
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    From: David Tiller <>
    To: Michael Boschat <>
    Cc: SeeSat-L <>
    Sent: Fri, Sep 23, 2011 9:07 am
    Subject: Re: Question on URAS - hearing it
    If you can detect ionization trails from teeny meteors, I'm guessing that if 
    ARS 'augers in' such that the plasma trail is situated so that echoes are 
    ossible you'd likely hear it. 
    On Sep 23, 2011, at 11:01, "Michael Boschat" <> wrote:
    > Hi:
     I'm in Halifax,NS,Canada  N44d 39'  W63d 36'   and I'm curious if
     using my radio meteor setup working on 67.25 MHz if I monitored between
     0000-0400 UT if there was a possibility of "hearing" it?  *If* it was to
     break up over NA that is...
     Clear skies
     Michael Boschat
     Halifax Center- Royal Astronomical Society of Canada
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