A long-retired NASA satellite Burnt in the earth’s atmosphere Over the weekend, the agency has confirmed.
NASA launched the satellite, which is named Orbiting Geophysics Observatory 1, Or OGO-1, in September 1964, the first in a series of five missions that helped scientists understand Earth’s magnetic environment. The OGO-1 was the first to launch, but the last to fall out of orbit; The satellite has crossed the earth unhindered since its retirement in 1971.
But revolving the earth is a difficult task Particles collide in our luxurious environment Spacecraft accompany and slow them down, even at very high altitudes where the atmosphere is thin. A decrease in speed also reduces the height of the spacecraft, until repetition becomes unavoidable.
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1,070-lb. (487 kg) OGO-1 experienced on Saturday (August 29) that NASA had predicted. The satellite entered EDT (2044 GMT) at 4:44 pm South Pacific Ocean NASA spokesman Josh Handle told Space.com in an email that there is no danger to humans from fires in the atmosphere.
The spacecraft hit the atmosphere about 25 minutes earlier than NASA’s forecast, Handel said, resulting in a recirculation location east of the agency’s predictions. OGO-1 entered about 100 miles (160 kilometers) south-east of Tahiti; In addition to tracking the satellite, NASA received reports of the incident from people on the island.
The introduction of OGO continued from 1969, when OGO-5 began orbiting the Earth, but all OGO-1 successors had already re-entered the Earth’s atmosphere.
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