Sunday September 25, 2011

Dead Satellite Likely Fell into Pacific Ocean--Maybe

The U.S. Government is missing a satellite today. They are sure it fell somewhere, but not quite sure exactly where. So if you see something that looks remotely like what you think a piece of satellite junk should look like, please let the government know its whereabouts. big grin NASA can hit a speeding comet with a small satellite from millions of miles away, but can’t seem to be able to track a bus-sized falling satellite right over their heads. These guys are good. big grin

"Because we don't know where the re-entry point actually was, we don't know where the debris field might be," said Nicholas Johnson, chief orbital debris scientist at NASA's Johnson Space Center.