Friday, September 16, 2011

Satellite Falling Faster TPT

Huge Defunct Satellite Falling to Earth Faster Than Expected, NASA Says

FTA: NASA spokeswoman Beth Dickey confirmed with earlier today that the reason UARS is expected to fall early in its re-entry window is because of the sharp uptick in solar activity. Solar effects from the sun can create an extra drag on satellites in space because they can heat the Earth's atmosphere, causing it to expand, agency officials have said