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The astrodynamics behind AGI’s UARS video

Images can be very useful to help understand a complex or unfamiliar situation. AGI technology is being used primarily in this video to communicate some level of understanding of a very uncertain event—the Unmanned Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) reentry. The … Continue reading

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Search the sky for UARS

A UARS button appears on Satellite AR

If you’re concerned that your tin foil hat isn’t robust enough to protect you from falling space debris during the de-orbit of the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) this Friday, fear not, there’s only a 1-in-20 trillion risk that a … Continue reading

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Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) video

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 … Continue reading

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