Friday, February 15, 2008

US diplomat says USA 193 will reenter March 6

Courtesy of Allen Thomson, SEESAT-L and Space Daily:

"An out-of-commission US spy satellite will enter the Earth's atmosphere on or around March 6 if Washington fails with its plans to shoot it down, a top US diplomat said on Friday.

"If the engagement fails, the satellite is expected to make an uncontrolled re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere on or about 6 March 2008 in any region on the Earth's surface between 58.5 degrees North and 58.5 degrees South latitudes," said Christina Rocca, US ambassador to the Geneva-based Conference on Disarmament (CD)."

This is considerably off from predictions that have been posted on SEESAT-L that have been derived by the SATEVO software package.