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Earth to satellite: When will you hit -- and where

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look out below...........................!!

 

Stuff deorbits all the time. It would be much better for end of life ops to execute a controlled re-entry into the ocean, but that is not always feasible.

 

As a point of reference - the Shuttle broke up over Texas and no one on the ground was hurt.

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Unfortunately, this satellite was produced before the EoL control systems were made mandatory.

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I wonder, why no one in the press thought of multiplying the odds of the satellite hitting someone by the total population of Earth, thus getting a ridiculous amount of expected casualties.

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"If you do come across what you suspect is a satellite piece, NASA doesn't want you to pick it up. The space agency says there are no toxic chemicals present, but there could be sharp edges."

 

Wow!...did they get a consultant in to work that one out? :rofl:

 

Besides, don't know why people are worrying about being hit by a bus-sized satellite. You're far more likely to be hit by a satellite-sized bus.

Edited by UK_Widowmaker

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Catchers mitt is always useful for these kinds of things.

 

Not kidding either. When I was in 5 grade, Pelahatchie Missisippie (yes) I was shy, super quiet type, and we had this baseballgame@school (hardball) and I was in outfield, with mitt and all. Some enemy kidd popped a high long one, and I looked up, straight into the SF Sun (yes), I was blinded by glare, and I closed my eyes and held up my mitt open to the sky....and the ball fell into, and somehow stayed, in the mitt. I saved the game. Man, or Boy, was I popular for a few minutes heheee!! Pretty neat. You never know what may transpire.

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Not sued per se, but IIRC the USG is responisble for compensation for damages. There was some treaty signed years ago that spells that out.

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Catchers mitt is always useful for these kinds of things.

 

Not kidding either. When I was in 5 grade, Pelahatchie Missisippie (yes) I was shy, super quiet type, and we had this baseballgame@school (hardball) and I was in outfield, with mitt and all. Some enemy kidd popped a high long one, and I looked up, straight into the SF Sun (yes), I was blinded by glare, and I closed my eyes and held up my mitt open to the sky....and the ball fell into, and somehow stayed, in the mitt. I saved the game. Man, or Boy, was I popular for a few minutes heheee!! Pretty neat. You never know what may transpire.

 

The force is strong with this one... :starwars:

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If I find a satellite piece it's going on e-bay.

 

the buyer will show up in a Black Helicopter to pick it, and you, up!

 

Send us all a post-card from wherever you end up!

 

:rofl:

 

actually it looks like it all fell in the ocean.

Edited by Typhoid

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