Scientists expect GOCE satellite to crash to Earth Sunday-Monday

publicerad 10 november 2013
- av Torbjörn Sassersson red.

GOCE satellite“The European Space Agency says its GOCE research satellite will crash to Earth on Sunday night or during the day on Monday, but debris is unlikely to cause any casualties.”

Source: NBC News

“ESA said Friday that humans are 250, 000 times more likely to win the lottery than to get hit by the debris weighing up to 90 kilograms (200 pounds) that may survive the breakup.”

“GOCE was launched in 2009 to map the Earth’s gravitational field. It ran out of fuel last month, ending the mission.”

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