NASA's UARS Update #15; case closed #16

-Posted by D.C. Worth, for Barbay (France/US)

From: NASA... #
Today, September 24, 2011, 1 hour ago...

NASA’s decommissioned Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite fell back to Earth between 11:23 p.m. EDT Friday, Sept. 23 and 1:09 a.m. EDT Sept. 24.
-infosatellites ((Poof)) gone...
At loc, screen Pic (l) might be a center default, as read Latitude: 00.00° Longitude: -00.00°; & then quickly skipped to coordinates near Antarctic...
UPDATE #16 case closed
(30.9° N, 218.9°E)

(cont.) The Joint Space Operations Center at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California said the satellite penetrated the atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean. The precise re-entry time and location are not yet known with certainty."

"It isn't easy to predict exactly when a satellite like UARS will re-enter Earth's atmosphere, since the space it travels through changes density" [NASA]
From # (---) spotted again over western Colorado at ~9:46 pm CDT ("Still intact, but tumbling," says observer Scott Sheriff) and again over Minnesota at 9:55 pm CDT. Since then, however, no observers have reported seeing the doomed satellite. [Read more]
So.. later (perhaps)...

UPDATE: Unrelated, but funny... From Openblogger (aceHQ)

Today's Link...
-UARS Now Tracked By SatelliteAR Android App! :D
SatelliteAR has added a temporary feature to track the erstwhile orbital wanderer; so that you can "avoid being smooshed" (Haha) [Read]

Not funny... Silver Tumbles in the Wake of Fed Actions
-Resource [Investing News] #$&%=?!

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