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NASA satellite re-entry (3): Italian Civil Defense controls its evolution

Rome, Italy - In the next hours its natural decay process will come to an end

"It is called Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) the NASA spacecraft that in September 1991 was placed on a circular orbit near the space shuttle 'Discovery'. The satellite has a mass of 5668 kg, is about 10 meters long and has a diameter of 5 meters. In 2005, after 14 years of scientific mission, the fuel residue has been used to change and lower the satellite's orbit: eight maneuvers to contribute...

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