Words of Advice:

"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

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level
and then beat you with experience.” -- Mark Twain

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"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.