24 September 2011
The Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) crashed into the Pacific Ocean. The
6.5 ton satellite was launched from Space Shuttle Discovery in 1991. UARS was a
multi-instrumented satellite used to study key chemicals in the atmosphere. Moreover,
the UARS played a huge role in providing data on how much light comes through the
sun’s UV and visible wavelengths. The satellite ceased operations in 2005. On
October 23, DLR’s Roentgen Satellite (ROSAT) reentered somewhere over the Indian
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