Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot,
by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse.
" -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Phobos-Grunt is Down

It apparently crashed into the South Pacific Ocean this afternoon.

2 comments:

montag said...

With all the tracking experience and computers they have, I am still surprised that they can not predict where this stuff will fall until it is halfway to the surface.

Nangleator said...

I think atmospheric density that brings down low satellites is probably like a sloshing fluid, churned by solar wind. Impossible to predict, and probably impossible to accurately measure.