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Did you hear about the European Satellite that is going fall some place on Earth?

No one knows where.
See link.
http://www.space.com/23521-satellite-falling-from-space-goce-impact.html?cmpid=555130

1862 day(s) ago

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Kravenhead
Yeah, I've heard a little about it.
Since most of the earth's surface area is ocean, the odds are in favor of it missing land.

Even so, I think large satellites should be constructed with strategically placed exploding bolts.
When they know it's going to come down they could break it up into smaller pieces that would all burn up in the atmosphere.
Sort of disassemble them in space.
They say the largest piece might weigh as much as 200 pounds. That's a pretty hefty chunk.
Hopefully no one will be affected.

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philosopher
1861 day(s) ago
Anyone with common sense would agree with Karven.

Kravenhead
1861 day(s) ago

Here's an image that shows all the stuff that's in orbit around the Earth.
All of it has to come down at some point in time.
I think we need to plan for that a little better than we currently are.


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philosopher
1861 day(s) ago
This seems to be happening to often now.
I like your idea.

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