Track "ROSAT" live!

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  1. Mantis41
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    Yep! Here we go again.


    THE FALLING GERMAN SATELLITE ROSAT: BIGGEST QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

    Less than a month after a dead NASA satellite came crashing to Earth, the sky is falling again. The defunct 2.7-ton German ROSAT satellite is slated to make a fiery, uncontrolled re-entry to our atmosphere sometime Saturday or Sunday (Oct. 22 or 23). Experts say the broken-up bits of ROSAT have a roughly 1-in-2,000 chance of hitting someone somewhere on Earth. That risk, while still quite remote, is higher than the 1-in-3,200 chance posed by NASA's UARS satellite, which fell uneventfully into the Pacific Ocean on Sept. 24.



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  2. GreatZimkogway

    GreatZimkogway Touhou Fanatic

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    Where's it roughly supposed to land?
     
  3. Mantis41
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    Lotto, They don't know.
    There is a one in several trillion chance that bits will crash close enough to hurt or kill you.
     
  4. omgpwn666

    omgpwn666 Guy gamer and proud!

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    At first I thought the red dot was where is was! That's just where I live. :)
     
  5. bdr9

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    Lol, me too. I actually went outside to see if I could see it.
     
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  6. Canonbeat234

    Canonbeat234 Redeemed Temper

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    Let just hope the satellite itself won't fall on the people or pieces of it. We don't want it on the news taking all the other important information away from us.
     
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  7. GreatZimkogway

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    Can I get it to fall on me? I'd play the lottery afterwards.
     
  8. ferofax

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    Lol, this thing about satellites falling... where have I seen this before?

    Oh, right, the Arawashi from Summer Wars.
     
  9. Nathan Drake

    Nathan Drake Obligations fulfilled, now I depart.

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    Knowing my luck, a piece of this will end up in my room.
     
  10. Mantis41
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    NVM, wrong sattelite
     
  11. Jamstruth

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    Tracking link seems to be the wrong satellite (that one's gaining height). I searched for ROSAT and no tracking is available as its orbit is "decayed"
     
  12. Mantis41
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    Mantis41 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Once Rosat came down the tracking link changed to a different satt. It caught me out as well
     
  13. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

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    Alright, this will be interesting. Hopefully the 1999/2000 odds that it won't hit someone work out.
     
  14. GundamXXX

    GundamXXX Ergo Ego

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    I guess that satellite will be roast.. get it? :D
     
  15. _Chaz_

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    I don't know why everyone's worrying... I've got my umbrella so I'm good.
     
  16. Mantis41
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    I like space stuff. Shuttle launches, Virgin Galactic, Satellites crashing out of control at 10-15 times the speed of sound, It's all good.