Re:Potential Space Junk Re- Entry of UARS

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Posted by Len Entwisle at 18:24 on 2011 Sep 15

A great set up for meteor video there !There has been a NASA Update today here Re-entry prediction time which takes us to 24 th September ( plus or minus a day ). The Heavens Above website gives some 11 passes (or so) over the UK during dark hours in that time 48 hr period . They are not pulled up as ‘visible passes’ so they must be in the earths shadow,however at re- entry there should be no need for reflected sunlight to make it visible! On the balance of probability it will be cloudy or happen somewhere else along the orbit but worth having a watch for. Murphy rules, OK