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Radar images reveal damage on Europe's doomed ERS-2 satellite during final orbits


Radar images reveal damage on Europe's doomed ERS-2 satellite during final orbits The European Space Agency has released images showing some of the final orbits experienced by a European satellite before its fiery reintroduction to Earth's atmosphere. The school-bus-sized European Remote Sensing (ERS-2) satellite reentered our planet's atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean on Feb. 21, almost 29 years after its launch in April 1995. The Tracking and Imaging Radar (TIRA) at the Fraunhofer Institute for High Frequency Physics and Radar Techniques FHR in Germany observed the spacecraft in the days and hours ahead of its demise.   More



(Source: Space.com - Feb 28)

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