Pioneering European satellite set to crash back to Earth

21 February 2024
2024-02-21 20:05

A large satellite ERS-2 which ended its mission 13 years ago will come crashing down to Earth in an uncontrolled manner on Wednesday but there is almost zero chance it will hurt anyone, said by the European Space Agency (ESA).

The ERS-2 satellite that was launched in 1995 on a mission to observe Earth was slowly but deliberately brought down to avoid creating more debris orbiting the planet. The ESA has committed to reducing space debris from its missions to zero by 2030.

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