UPDATE 2: NASA: UARS Will Not Hit United States

UPDATE 2: NASA: UARS Will Not Hit United States

UPDATE (FRIDAY MORNING): NASA reports the satellite’s decay rate slowed, pushing reentry later, and the United States may be at risk after all.

UPDATE (THURSDAY EVENING): NASA says reentry “is possible sometime during the afternoon or early evening of Sept. 23, Eastern Daylight Time.”

ORIGINAL STORY: NASA still isn’t sure exactly where debris from its Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) will land, but it will not be on the United States.

The agency’s latest update is that UARS will reenter tomorrow (Friday) afternoon and its path will not take it over North America at that time. The reentry will be sometime tomorrow afternoon Eastern Daylight Time. The agency will continue to post updates as it refines the decay trajectory.

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