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Old European satellite plunges harmlessly through the atmosphere over the Pacific


Old European satellite plunges harmlessly through the atmosphere over the Pacific An old Earth-observing satellite fell out of orbit Wednesday and harmlessly broke apart over the Pacific. The European Remote Sensing 2 satellite reentered halfway between Hawaii and Alaska. The European Space Agency confirmed the demise of the 5,000-pound (2,300-kilogram) spacecraft, known as ERS-2. No damage or injuries were reported. Experts had expected most of the satellite to burn up.   More



(Source: AP News - Feb 23)

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