On September 12, 1991, the Upper Atmospheric Research Satellite was launched. Almost 20 years later to the day, it’s expected to return . No big deal you say?
It’s the size of your average school bus.
Granted all of it won’t make it to Earth, what does will be several hundred pounds most likely. And,
It’s going to traverse some pretty popular areas.
Guess this is a good time do rehash my space junk rants?
The irony is someone might very get killed by a satellite designed to research man’s damage to the environment.
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