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Big, doomed satellite seen from space as it tumbles towards a fiery reentry on Feb. 21


Big, doomed satellite seen from space as it tumbles towards a fiery reentry on Feb. 21 Photographs taken in space show a big dead satellite as it tumbled towards a fiery end in Earth's atmosphere. Australian commercial imaging company HEO Robotics was able to capture images of the European Space Agency's (ESA) ERS-2 Earth observation satellite on Feb. 14, 2024 as the satellite made an ungraceful fall towards our planet. ERS-2, or European Remote Sensing 2, launched in 1995 and spent 16 years observing our planet from space until its mission ended in 2011. Over a span of two months that year, ESA performed dozens of deorbiting maneuvers to begin bringing ERS-2 down for a safe demise in Earth's atmosphere. That end is finally due to come this week.   More



(Source: Yahoo News - Feb 20)

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