22 September, 2011

How Likely that You Will Get Struck by the Dead Satellite?

A satellite owned by NASA used for Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) satellite in space is a  6 1/2-ton satellite. The satellite was deployed from space shuttle Discovery in 1991 and decommissioned in December 2005. It is expected that the dead NASA satellite which is the size of a school bus to enter the atmosphere, break into pieces and rain down upon Earth sometime on Friday.

According to Nasa, among the 7 billion earth population, there will be 1 in 3,200 chances that anyone could be struck by a piece of the soon-to-fall satellite. Relevant authorities in the U.S. are on standby for any chances that the satellite will ever hit them. But what about other countries, hope that the satellite will not fallen on their soil because I don't see any kind of preparation being considered for the eventualities since the likelihood is so low. Hope that the debris will fall in the ocean or in the unpopulated areas somewhere on the earth.

1 comment:

q0l0p said...

USA treat this sattelite just like another Saddam, Mubarak and Ghadafi...