Decaying Orbit Dooms Space Station
by Bunk X ( 39 Comments › )
Filed under Humor, OOT, Open thread, Satire, Science, Technology at March 14th, 2012 - 11:00 pm
Randolph WI (Strutts News Services) – All orbits decay over time, which means that satellites can fall, and France’s Maison de L’orbite Space Station is no exception.
The experimental prototype, built in the early 1970′s and launched last April, officially brought France into the Space Age with little fanfare. Presently orbiting at 500 feet, its orbit is decaying at the rate of 2.7 inches per day, and is expected to return to earth sometime in 2018.
The Wicked Witch of the East should be very concerned and seriously consider moving to Kansas – maybe even hide out on The Overnight Open Thread.
Tags: Kansas.France, Overnight Open Thread, satellite, Space Program, Witches
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