UARS Satellite Crash, Sep. 24, 2011-Where When Will It Hit Earth?
The UARS Satellite Is Set To Hit Earth on Friday, September 24, 2011. Here is Satellite Crash Info, Such As Where It Might Hit and How To Track It
The Upper Atmospheric Research Satellite (UARS) will take an uncontrolled plunge into Earth's atmosphere on Friday, September 23, 2011.
The UARS satellite, which weighs about 1,200 pound, will break into pieces and crash to earth. NASA estimates that there's a 1-3,200 chance that the someone could get hurt by satellite debris.
The UARS satellite is expected to break into more than 100 pieces as it enters the atmosphere. Most of the pieces will simply burn up, but a few bigger chunks may make land somewhere on earth.
Where Will The UARS Satellite Crash?
That's the big question. Let's just say that astronomers have a rough idea of where the UARS satellite will take place. A very rough idea. The crash zone covers points between latitudes 57 degrees north and 57 degrees south. That covers an area as far north as Alberta, Canada and as far south as Cape Horn. Part of every continent are in the UARS satellite crash zone.
NASA is hard at word tracking the UARS satellite.
By the way, if you find any UARS Satellite debris, it's probably best not to touch it. Instead, contact local officials who can then take appropriate actions. Also, as tempting as it may be to take a piece of the satellite, it is still considered government property, so any souvenir hunting is really theft of government property.
FEMA is reportedly working on plans in the event that the satellite causes damage in the US.
If you want a sneak peek of the crashing UARS satellite, one astronomer has video of the crashing UARS satellite.