AK: Satellite Post during Bug Bash

A 2.4-tonne defunct satellite is expected to make a fiery death plunge to Earth this week, but exactly when and where the doomed satellite will fall still remains a mystery, German space scientists have said.


AK Test Photo The massive German Roentgen Satellite , or ROSAT, is expect ed to plummet to Earth on Saturday or Sunday, though German space officials have also offered a wider re-entry window of between October 21 and October 25.

This latest falling satellite comes after a dead NASA climate satellite, called the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite, plunged into the Pacific Ocean in late September.