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Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) video

By: sclaypoole
NASA now predicts its Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) will deorbit Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, United States time. Most of the spacecraft--the size of a school bus (5.7 metric tons)--will burn up in the atmosphere, although 26 pieces are expected to survive reentry.  AGI engineers used our software to create this video depicting: · UARS in its current orbit · Its potential debris area · Burn-up at reentry · A representative statistical breakup model · UARS estimated debris region Please write to if you need a broadcast-quality version of this video.
Posted: 9/21/2011 5:37:04 PM