Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Jules Verne

Jule Verne on Fire

First images of Jules Verne ATV re-entry over the Pacific Ocean

Who cares, you might ask. Well, this deorbit burning of Jules Verne, the European service vehicle that just left ISS, will teach us a lot about how we can dispose some of the future space junk that could be orbiting our planet. We send up an awful lot of satellites and spacecrafts and we have to clean up the mess somehow since the junk represent a danger to the multimillion dollars equipment we invest in space. Disposal of used spacecraft will at least not add on to the ordeal already swirling around. :-)

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