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A SIX-ton satellite is out of control and heading towards Earth – and Britain could be in the firing line.

US space centre Nasa warned yesterday that the “dead” £470million satellite could land between 57 degrees north and 57 degrees south – anywhere between John O’Groats and the Falklands.

Though much of the 35ft-long satellite will burn up on re-entry, as much as half a ton could survive.

If it hits land, it could leave a trail of debris over 500 miles.

Nasa’s orbital debris chief Gene Stansbery said: “Things have been re-entering ever since the dawn of the space age. To date nobody has been injured, but that doesn’t mean we’re not concerned.”

The Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite was launched 20 years ago to help measure climate change.

It ran out of fuel six years ago and is due to crash to earth in late September, early October.


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A SIX-ton satellite is out of control and heading towards Earth – and Britain could be in the firing line.

US space centre Nasa warned yesterday that the “dead” £470million satellite could land between 57 degrees north and 57 degrees south – anywhere between John O’Groats and the Falklands.

Though much of the 35ft-long satellite will burn up on re-entry, as much as half a ton could survive.

If it hits land, it could leave a trail of debris over 500 miles.

Nasa’s orbital debris chief Gene Stansbery said: “Things have been re-entering ever since the dawn of the space age. To date nobody has been injured, but that doesn’t mean we’re not concerned.”

The Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite was launched 20 years ago to help measure climate change.

It ran out of fuel six years ago and is due to crash to earth in late September, early October.

 

OMG! Well what goes up......:unsure:

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Very true lol x


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Awwww for jesus sake! i just know thats bound to hit our house:rolleyes::mad::laugh:


"The problem with neo conservative capitalism and it's insatiable greed for more wealth and disparity amongst the populace,is that it ended up being the catalyst for the great depression and modern recession"

 

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No Pablo I want it to hit mine as it will save me selling it. Note to self check house insurance covers strikes by rouge satellite's.


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No Pablo I want it to hit mine as it will save me selling it. Note to self check house insurance covers strikes by rouge satellite's.

 

 

:mad:Ive been trying to sell for 2 out the last 3 yrs mrs,you?:wideeyed::laugh:


"The problem with neo conservative capitalism and it's insatiable greed for more wealth and disparity amongst the populace,is that it ended up being the catalyst for the great depression and modern recession"

 

Me,tonight:wubclub:

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