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Us Spy Satellite To Crash & Burn

dMz
post Jan 26 2008, 07:40 PM
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080126/ap_on_.../dead_satellite

Disabled spy satellite threatens Earth

By EILEEN SULLIVAN, Associated Press Writer 6 minutes ago

A large U.S. spy satellite has lost power and could hit the Earth in late February or March, government officials said Saturday.

The satellite, which no longer can be controlled, could contain hazardous materials, and it is unknown where on the planet it might come down, they said. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because the information is classified as secret.

"Appropriate government agencies are monitoring the situation," said Gordon Johndroe, a spokesman for the National Security Council, when asked about the situation after it was disclosed by other officials. "Numerous satellites over the years have come out of orbit and fallen harmlessly. We are looking at potential options to mitigate any possible damage this satellite may cause."

He would not comment on whether it is possible for the satellite to be perhaps shot down by a missile. He said it would be inappropriate to discuss any specifics at this time.

A senior government official said that lawmakers and other nations are being kept apprised of the situation.

Such an uncontrolled re-entry could risk exposure of U.S. secrets, said John Pike, a defense and intelligence expert. Spy satellites typically are disposed of through a controlled re-entry into the ocean so that no one else can access the spacecraft, he said.

Pike also said it's not likely the threat from the satellite could be eliminated by shooting it down with a missile, because that would create debris that would then re-enter the atmosphere and burn up or hit the ground.

Pike, director of the defense research group GlobalSecurity.org, estimated that the spacecraft weighs about 20,000 pounds and is the size of a small bus. He said the satellite would create 10 times less debris than the Columbia space shuttle crash in 2003.

As for possible hazardous material in the spacecraft, Pike said it might contain beryllium, a light metal with a high melting point that is used in the defense and aerospace industries. Breathing beryllium can lead to chronic, incurable respiratory problems.

Jeffrey Richelson, a senior fellow with the National Security Archive, said the spacecraft likely is a photo reconnaissance satellite. Such eyes in the sky are used to gather visual information from space about adversarial governments and terror groups, including construction at suspected nuclear sites or militant training camps. The satellites also can be used to survey damage from hurricanes, fires and other natural disasters.

The largest uncontrolled re-entry by a NASA spacecraft was Skylab, the 78-ton abandoned space station that fell from orbit in 1979. Its debris dropped harmlessly into the Indian Ocean and across a remote section of western Australia.

In 2000, NASA engineers successfully directed a safe de-orbit of the 17-ton Compton Gamma Ray Observatory, using rockets aboard the satellite to bring it down in a remote part of the Pacific Ocean.

In 2002, officials believe debris from a 7,000-pound science satellite smacked into the Earth's atmosphere and rained down over the Persian Gulf, a few thousand miles from where they first predicted it would plummet.
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Associated Press writers Pamela Hess and Deb Riechmann contributed to this report.
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post Jan 26 2008, 07:46 PM
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Not again...
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post Jan 27 2008, 08:53 AM
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QUOTE (Daniels @ Jan 27 2008, 07:33 AM)
...and the weather for tomorrow includes some light showers of plutonium 238 over the northeastern states...

Or maybe even Tehran! whistle.gif
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post Jan 27 2008, 09:04 AM
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No worries, the RTG's cylinders, containing the Plutonium
are specifically designed to survive re-entry,
on Earth.

Just don't pick them up.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radioisotope_...ctric_generator

imho, lunk
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post Jan 27 2008, 02:35 PM
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...there was a news report on the radio in the UK a couple of nights ago!... they said... "they have no idea where it will come down"!?!

...but!... they can send up a probe!... hurl it around the far side of the Sun... catapult it back around the dark side of the moon... back around again past Saturn into the Asteroid belt... and land it on a rock the size of a football pitch!?!

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post Jan 27 2008, 03:48 PM
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70% chance it lands in an ocean.
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post Feb 6 2008, 10:59 AM
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Keep looking up!

http://www.armscontrolwonk.com/1779/usa-193-comes-down

"Itís in a 58.5 degree inclination orbit:
most of the inhabited land area of the
planet is included.


I might be wrong about the 70%.
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post Feb 15 2008, 12:32 AM
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Shoot first, ask questions later:

http://www.space.com/news/080214-sn-destroy-spysat.html
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post Feb 15 2008, 03:35 AM
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"after becoming convinced that the spacecraft's toxic hydrazine fuel posed an unacceptable risk to people on the ground, senior U.S. government officials said at a Pentagon press briefing Feb. 14"

Ummm, yeah, that is the REAL reason they decided to destroy it in orbit... rolleyes.gif

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