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Italian satellite lands in Pacific

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#1    Druss


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Posted 30 April 2003 - 08:31 PM

                                                  The Italian-Dutch BeppoSax space observatory has crashed harmlessly into the Pacific Ocean.

There were fears fragments of the spacecraft might come down on land.

The Italian Space Agency had initially warned 39 countries around the equator, including Brazil, Colombia, Indonesia and the Democratic Republic of Congo, that they could be hit by pieces of the satellite on its uncontrolled re-entry after seven years in orbit.

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Posted 01 May 2003 - 12:02 PM


            Whew, that's a relief!   cool.gif
    You can put your umbrella away now, schadeaux.   laugh.gif                                                  

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