Hey Space Placers!
The VERY latest from NASA on UARS (see my column from 9-21-11):
"As of 7 a.m. EDT Sept. 22, 2011, the orbit of UARS was 115 mi by 120 mi (185 km by 195 km). Re-entry is expected sometime during the afternoon of Sept. 23, Eastern Daylight Time. The satellite will not be passing over North America during that time period. It is still too early to predict the time and location of re-entry with any more certainty, but predictions will become more refined in the next 24 to 36 hours."
For our overseas readers (I have a world-wide audience of which I am very glad to see) check the link out for more updates: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/uars/index.html
So, we in the USA and Canada are out of the re-entry zone. I hope someone will be able to capture the re-entry on video so we can all see it.
Sky Guy in VA
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