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Marooned Russian Mars mission will end in reentry soon

Marooned Russian Mars mission will end in reentry soon

For the third time since September, eyes will be pointed skyward in early 2012 as yet another satellite falls to Earth. This time it is a Russian spacecraft—Phobos-Grunt—that became marooned in Low Earth Orbit when its Earth-escape engines failed to … Continue reading

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ROSAT reentry video available *Updated*

ROSAT reentry video available *Updated*

The German ROentgen SATellite, or ROSAT, is expected to return to Earth between Oct. 21 – 24, according to the German Aerospace Center (DLR). The DLR website states: “the reentry date can only be calculated to within plus/minus three days. … Continue reading

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