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German satellite ROSAT to fall on the earth in October
Sunday, 25 September 2011 | 11:01 a.m.
PUB / NASAThe possibility that a person may suffer damage rises to one in 2,000. Although small, this possibility exceeds the acceptable limit by NASA, which is about one in 10,000.
After the initial alarm that caused the NASA UARS satellite and its subsequent impact on the earth, another of these great devices on the planet will fall during the month of October, reported the German Aerospace Center (DLR).
If the atmosphere across this device is admitted with a speed of 28 000 kilometers per hour, the elements of X-ray observatory that are inside will be fragmented and while most will burn, 30 are the pieces that come to the surface.
The possibility that some person may suffer damage rises to one in 2,000. Although small, this possibility exceeds the acceptable limit by NASA, which is about one in 10,000. The pieces could hurt if they fall on an inhabited place, however , yet to be determined due to not know where impact. The ROSAT mission, led by Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, in cooperation with NASA and the DLR-90's allowed a breakthrough in comprehensive mapping of the universe and the study of X-ray sources in space, a mission that ended in 1994 when he ran out of fuel.