Nasa’s 6 tonne dead satellite has finally crashed into Earth but the million dollar question is where did it land?
Scientist are unclear on the exact location of crash, while some Scientist hold the view the Satellite has crashed into Pacific.
UARS,Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite, was deployed in Space around 1991 to look into Earth’s upper atmosphere. The Satellite was announced dead by Nasa and Nasa predicted the dead satellite to hit into Earth this Friday.
As said, the story of dead satellite made the news all over the week. However, the Satellite has given every observers a bad taste by crash landing into place of which the Scientist have no knowledge according to the Press statements.
The space agency said the satellite crashed between 11:23 p.m. Friday and 1:09 a.m. Saturday.
A statement on the Nasa UARS website read: “The Joint Space Operations Center at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California said the satellite entered the atmosphere over the North Pacific Ocean, off the west coast of the United States.
“The precise re-entry time and location of any debris impacts are still being determined. Nasa is not aware of any reports of injury or property damage.
There have been some unconfirmed reports on Twitter that suggested debris might have fallen in western Canada.
Any pieces of debris should have been scattered over a 800km path; but with more than 70% of the Earth’s surface covered by water, many experts said the pieces were most likely to end up in the ocean.
Stephen Cole, a Nasa spokesman in Washington DC, told BBC News: “You have to remember that they’re very, very small pieces, even though the original satellite was large – as large as a bus. Most of that burns up in the atmosphere and just a few dozen pieces survive. They’re highly damaged, and if they’re in the ocean – they’re gone.”
The only thing which i am unable to understand is, for a unit that announced the Satellite being dead and its time of crash, are now saying they dont know where it landed.
Sounds like B*llSh*t for me.