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Sunday, October 23, 2011

 

ROSAT Has Re-entered the Earths Atmosphere

Quoting Spacefilght 101 (itself quoting the German Space Agency)
"The German ROSAT X-Ray Observatory Satellite has re-entered Earth's atmosphere on Sunday, October 23, 2011 between 1:45 and 2:15 UTC .."
As yet, they are not sure if the satellite splashed down in the Indian ocean or landed in China. Read the full story here.

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Can these satellites be directed away from Earth, with balance fuel on-board, when they become defunct?
If at all satellite can be guided away from earth, into vast space, with balance fuel, it will make life of humans tension free
 
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