R: UARS Re-Entry Determined

From: satrack@libero.it
Date: Wed Sep 28 2011 - 07:08:32 UTC

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    Here the link to see the ground track starting from the location where it 
    entered the atmosphere. I used the last 
    available TLE (the provided coordinates match the satellite position at 
    exactly 04.00 UTC).
    >----Messaggio originale----
    >Da: wbard@wb-web.org
    >Data: 28-set-2011 1.06
    >A: "SeeSat"<SeeSat-L@satobs.org>
    >Ogg: UARS Re-Entry Determined
    >The military has determined that UARS did re-enter over the south pacific. 
    >From the NASA UARS web site:
    >NASA’s decommissioned Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite fell back to Earth 
    at 12 a.m. EDT (0400 GMT), as Friday, Sept. 23, turned to Saturday, Sept. 24 on 
    the United States east coast. The Joint Space Operations Center at Vandenberg 
    Air Force Base in California has determined the satellite entered the 
    atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean at 14.1 degrees south latitude and 189.8 
    degrees east longitude (170.2 west longitude). This location is over a broad, 
    remote ocean area in the Southern Hemisphere, far from any major land mass. The 
    debris field is located between 300 miles and 800 miles downrange, or generally 
    northeast of the re-entry point. NASA is not aware of any possible debris 
    sightings from this geographic area.
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