Tin hats at the ready: Six-ton satellite will plummet back to Earth… and there’s a one in 3,200 chance it could hit someone
Nasa estimates that there’s a 1 in 3,200 chance that pieces of the defunct satellite could hit someone when it plunges from orbit. It would be the first time in history someone was injured by space debris.
The Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite, or UARS, ran out of fuel in 2005 and could land on any of six continents. NASA says it could land at any point between 57 degrees north and 57 degrees south – which includes almost all the populated areas of our planet (see map below).
Most of the satellite will burn up during re-entry, but a hefty half-tonne of metal will still plummet to the Earth’s surface.
It’s being tracked by the Joint Space Operations Center of U.S. Strategic Command at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, but Nasa admits it has no idea where it will come down, or when.
It predicts that it will enter the atmosphere in late September, but it could be October.
The space agency said that the crash site will be anywhere between 57 degrees north latitude and 57 degrees south latitude and the remains could scatter over a 500mile area.
That means pieces of it could land in Scotland – or somewhere in Chile.
However, a Nasa spokesman pointed out that there has yet to be any reported injury from falling space debris.
He said: ‘The risk to public safety or property is extremely small, and safety is NASA’s top priority. Since the beginning of the Space Age in the late-1950s, there have been no confirmed reports of an injury resulting from re-entering space objects.
‘Nor is there a record of significant property damage resulting from a satellite re-entry.’
This satellite is far smaller than the 135-ton Russian space station Mir, which fell to Earth in 2001 or the 100-ton Skylab that fell in 1979.
Mir fell into the South Pacific, while Skylab hit the Indian Ocean and parts of sparsely populated western Australia. Because two-thirds of the Earth is ocean, space debris usually hits water.
Nasa is urging anyone who finds a piece of the UARS satellite not to touch it.
The spokesman added: ‘If you find something you think may be a piece of UARS, do not touch it. Contact a local law enforcement official for assistance.’ – Mail Online
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