Friday, September 23, 2011

Special Report: The UARS! The Debris

Regarding UARS (Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite)


MAJOR COMPONENTS OF THE SATELLITE TO HIT EARTH


  • 27kg High Gain Antenna assembly impacting at 159km/h

  • 25kg forward bulkhead fitting impacting at 285km/h

  • 61kg Solar Stellar Pointing Platform gimbal impacting at 209km/h

  • 158kg Solar Stellar Pointing Platform structure impacting at 209km/h

  • 5kg fuel tanks impacting at 95km/h

  • 50kg batteries impacting at 235km/h

  • 1.8kg wheel rims impacting at 386km/h

  • 3.2kg housing impacting at 281km/h

  • 1kg bracket impacting at 64km/h

  • 5kg base plate impacting at 130km/h

  • 500g extension impacting at 76km/h
*Malaysia is among the countries within its impact zone.

Sources: The Aerospace Corporation and The Washington Post


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