Debris of an European satellite will uncontrollably hit the Earth in this weekend


“It’s rather hard to predict where the spacecraft will re-enter and impact. Concretely, our best engineering prediction is now for a re-entry on Sunday, with a possibility for it slipping into early Monday” said Rune Floberghagen, the mission manager for the European Space Agency.
The satellite – “Gravity Field –and-steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer" (already known as “GOGE”) – has been dropping 2.5 miles a day beginning from the last month, being pulled down by the gravity.
As the specialists appreciate, the chance that debris of GOGE will injure someone are very little, but not zero.
The results of the GOGE’s activity conducted to many beneficial scientific results. Based on its measurements and other data, were created, as an example, global maps of ocean currents. A more complex study of the ice sheets will be possible and the oil companies will figure more exactly where to drill.


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