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[Merged] Phobos-Grunt spacecraft to crash


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#16    Harrigan

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 04:59 AM

http://www.bbc.co.uk...onment-16491457

Sunday is the day apparently. 200kg may not be much but is there a chance it doesn't break up? That 200kg will make a pretty big bang on impact!  :wacko:


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Posted 14 January 2012 - 10:52 AM

View PostHarrigan, on 14 January 2012 - 04:59 AM, said:

http://www.bbc.co.uk...onment-16491457

Sunday is the day apparently. 200kg may not be much but is there a chance it doesn't break up? That 200kg will make a pretty big bang on impact!  :wacko:

Indeed. One of the risks of sending stuff into space, though.

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 06:07 PM

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....It's on an orbit that doesn't go around the equator," he said. "Instead it's on an angle. Going around the earth, up and down. So it pretty well covers all of the populated areas of the world."The unmanned probe is one of the heaviest and most toxic space derelicts ever to crash to Earth, but space officials and experts say the risks are minimal as its orbit is mostly over water and most of the probe's structure will burn up in the atmosphere anyway.

"The resulting risk isn't significant," said Prof. Heiner Klinkrad, head of the European Space Agency's Space Debris Office that is monitoring the probe's descent....

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I really hope they are right and no one gets hurt.  I am a little sceptical about the risks being minimal, though.



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Posted 15 January 2012 - 06:32 PM

RUN FOR THE HILLS!!!!!

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 06:49 PM

View PostMentalcase, on 15 January 2012 - 06:32 PM, said:

RUN FOR THE HILLS!!!!!


LOL, let's hope it will not come to that

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 08:06 PM

If I ran to the hills it would probably crash into those hills, such is my luck lately.





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