All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘GOCE’

Satellite Falling to Earth: No Word on Location Yet

Nobody knows where the fragments of the 2,000-pound European satellite will hit or when they will, but what we do know, is that they will begin re-entry into the atmosphere on Sunday or Monday, according to Rune Floberghagen, mission manager for the Gravity Field and Steady-State Ocean Explorer, better known as GOCE. “Quite literally GOCE is now nearly flying like …

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Satellite GOCE Plunging Towards Earth Soon

Chicken Little finally has a reason to be afraid of things falling from the sky. No, the sky isn’t falling but a European satellite is. GOCE designed to map Earth’s gravitational field will be pulled down sometime in the next few days. Nobody knows where it will crash. The spacecraft is expected to make it to the surface in fragments, …

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