Sunday, October 23, 2011

ROSAT is down

This is just a short update to my previous post about ROSAT and its impending re-entry into the Earths atmosphere.

The Bad Astronomer just updated his ROSAT post with the following (partial) update (you can see the track of ROSATs final minutes in his post)
UPDATE 3: ROSAT fell at 01:50 UTC last night (9:50 p.m. Eastern US time), +/- 7 minutes. The track over the Earth during that time is shown here.. (more in the post).
Universe Today also has a post about the re-entry and the satellite appears to have fallen in the Indian Ocean

The latest news from indicates that there have been no sightings of debris from the satellite.