duminică, 18 septembrie 2011

NASA managers discuss fragmentation risks as UARS heads back to Earth

- As NASA’s defunct Upper Atmospheric Research Satellite (UARS) continues to head towards its death – which will result in re-entry around September 23 – NASA managers have discussed ways of improving their fragmentation models for future returning spacecraft, with the aim of reducing the the debris footprint for hardware which may threaten to survive entry. Full story:

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