[meteorite-list] Jules Verne to Reenter Earth's Atmosphere on Sep 29

From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2008 12:47:42 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <200809181947.MAA05561_at_zagami.jpl.nasa.gov>

Space Weather News for Sept. 18, 2008

DOOMED SPACECRAFT: Jules Verne is about to become a fireball. On
Sept. 29th, with NASA aircraft looking on, the 22-ton European
spacecraft will plunge into Earth's atmosphere over the south
Pacific Ocean and harmlessly disintegrate. Jules Verne recently
spent five months docked to the space station where it delivered
supplies, used its engines help the station avoid a piece of space
junk, and served as an impromptu bedroom for the ISS crew. Mission
accomplished, the doomed spacecraft is now making its final orbits
around Earth glowing about as brightly as Polaris (the North Star).
US and European observers are favored with flybys this weekend.
If you'd like to see Jules Verne, check the Simple Satellite
Tracker for viewing times: http://spaceweather.com/flybys/
Received on Thu 18 Sep 2008 03:47:42 PM PDT

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