Friday, October 21, 2011

Rosat (satellite) will likely crash sometime on october 23
LAST-CHANCE SIGHTINGS OF ROSAT: The massive ROSAT X-ray space telescope is making its final spiralling orbits around Earth. Most experts agree that re-entry will occur during the early hours of Oct. 23rd over a still-unknown region of our planet. Meanwhile, the satellite can still be seen slicing brightly through the night sky. On Oct. 20th, Dennis Mammana photographed it from Borrego Springs, California:

A defunct German satellite is expected to fall to Earth this weekend, with experts predicting that up to 30 big pieces of the junked spacecraft could hit the planet. But exactly when and where the satellite will fall remains a mystery. 

The 2.7-ton Roentgen Satellite, or ROSAT, will likely plummet to Earth on Saturday or Sunday, according to the latest update from the German Aerospace Center.

Track ROSAT here:

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