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A website to follow Space Debris Re-entries

by Francis_Burdett / November 3, 2008 6:21 AM PST
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Those are great resources/links - thanks!
by shawnlin / November 3, 2008 7:46 AM PST

Huh, I was wondering what happened to the Early Ammonia Servicer (EAS) Wink

I think that "space debris mass per launch" - China is #1 as the worst space polluter. In terms of total space debris mass - I think Russia might be ahead of the U.S. by a moderate amount. But, these are just guesses as I'm not sure who is keeping track of debris per mass - it looks like Aerospace Corporation has just quantity of incidents.

More info:
http://www.space.com/news/ap_060120_space_junk.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_debris

Best,
Shalin

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EAS burns up and crashes off Australia's coast...
by shawnlin / November 4, 2008 10:55 PM PST
http://gizmodo.com/5077006/nasa-nearly-bombs-australia-with-1400lb-ammonia-tank

http://www.space.com/news/081103-space-station-debris-burnup.html

excerpt:
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Space station program manager Mike Suffredini told reporters the orbital trash, a 1,400-pound (635-kg) tank of toxic ammonia coolant, slammed into the Earth's atmosphere at an altitude of about 50 miles (80 km) as it flew above the ocean just south of Tasmania.

"What debris may have been still together after re-entry, it fell into the ocean between Australia and New Zealand," Suffredini said during a NASA briefing. "I know a lot of folks were wondering what the end result of that was."
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Best,
Shalin
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Flaming Death from Above
by Francis_Burdett / November 6, 2008 3:06 AM PST

quoting "doom_shepherd" from the Space.com story/thread


doom_shepherd wrote:
What? No Flaming Death From Above (TM)? I was promised Flaming Death From Above!


Happy

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(NT) haha! Wait...did doom_shepherd miss the MIR reentry? ;)
by shawnlin / November 6, 2008 3:19 AM PST
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