Sunday, February 3, 2008

Defunct Spy Satellite Falling From Orbit

On of the United States' Satellites has lost propulsion and power which results in its inability to remain in the orbit. The Satellite was used by the country to spy on the enemy movements in some disputed areas. The Satellite which may contain some hazardous material could strike Earth early March. Right now the area of impact is unknown.

Till now, no one has ever injured by a falling satellite. In 1979 a Skylab fell to Earth in Indian ocean causing harm to nobody. In 2000 engineers in NASA used onboard missiles to destroy and deflect an observatory' direction during its descent, making it to strike a remote part of the Pacific Ocean. Most recently. in 2002, a satellite fell into persian Gulf, even though it was expected to land thousand miles away.

According to sources the Satellite might hit a populous region on the Earth. Various options and procedures are still being discussed to prevent such scenario

No comments:


The Web Blog