Update: GOCE please don’t crash on my horse farm

November 11, 2013 4:44 PM

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According to the European Space Agency (ESA) the GOCE satellite (also known as the Gravity Field and Steady-State Ocean Circulation Explorer) has returned to earth in bits and pieces so we can all rest easy.

The ESA reported on its web page that at 1 a.m. CET today the GOCE satellite “reentered Earth’s atmosphere on a descending orbit pass that extended across Siberia, the western Pacific Ocean, the eastern Indian Ocean and Antarctica. As expected, the satellite disintegrated in the high atmosphere and ...

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