Saturday, October 22, 2011

Defunct ROSAT Satellite Falling to Earth

The ROSAT satellite, which carried a German-built imaging X-ray telescope, is expected to re-enter the Earth's atmosphere sometime tonight or tomorrow. Experts say the 2.4 ton satellite will break up into pieces as it comes down.

You can track the defunct satellite's progress in real time at

1 comment:

  1. Can these satellites be directed away from Earth, with balance fuel on-board, when they become defunct?
    If at all satellite can be guided away from earth, into vast space, with balance fuel, it will make life of humans tension free