Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) video

NASA now predicts its Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) will deorbit Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, United States time. Most of the spacecraft–the size of a school bus (5.7 metric tons)–will burn up in the atmosphere, although 26 pieces are expected to survive reentry. 

AGI engineers used our software to create this video depicting:

· UARS in its current orbit
· Its potential debris area
· Burn-up at reentry
· A representative statistical breakup model
· UARS estimated debris region

Please write to media@agi.com if you need a broadcast-quality version of this video.

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Stefanie Claypoole is AGI's corporate communications manager. And an Emily Dickinson fan.
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7 Responses to Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) video

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  2. BOB UMBA says:

    TO ALL MY FRIENDS…PLEASE STAY AWAY FROM ME FRIDAY.
    WITH MY KIND OF LUCK….DAM THING WILL FALL ON MY HOUSE.

  3. marie lenjen says:

    im so afraid pls tell me how, or what r the steps 2 be strong in this kind of matter..

  4. A_sciFi_fan says:

    Great video! Very clear depiction of orbit & descent. ***applause***

  5. antonio says:

    complimenti

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