After the excitement and anti-climax of the recent satellite falling to Earth – it apparently fell into the sea off the coast of America eventually, comes news of a larger satellite also due to ‘return’ to Earth next month.
The 900 pounds ROSAT – a German telescope – could fall over land. Of particular concern are the large mirrors which collected solar energy, to power the satellite.
Apparently, they’re more than capable of surviving re-entry.
Don’t put your hard hats away just yet.
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