COSMOS: Satellite went up, must come down

There is a 1-in-22 trillion chance that you’ll be struck by a large piece of satellite on Friday.

A defunct NASA weather satellite is expected to tumble back into the atmosphere and plummet to Earth, presumably Friday afternoon, eastern time. The Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite was launched in 1991 by Space Shuttle Discovery and since has orbited the Earth more than 78,000 times. The device, which measured the upper atmosphere for different chemicals, was decommissioned six years ago.

via COSMOS: Satellite went up, must come down | Breaking News | PE.com – Press-Enterprise.

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