Wreckage of an old American satellite fell on Sunday off the coast of Alaska

(ORDO NEWS) — The wreckage of the Earth Radiation Budget Satellite scientific satellite fell off the coast of Alaska. NASA announced this on Monday.

The US Department of Defense has confirmed that fragments of a satellite launched into orbit in 1984 by astronaut Sally Ride fell several hundred kilometers from Alaska late Sunday night.

NASA said it had received no reports of injury or damage from falling debris.

NASA said late last week that most of the 2,450-kilogram satellite is due to burn up in the atmosphere, but some fragments may survive.

The space agency put the odds of falling debris hurting someone at 1 in 9,400.

The Challenger spacecraft launched a satellite into orbit.

He measured the ozone content in the atmosphere and studied how the Earth absorbs energy from the Sun. The satellite was decommissioned in 2005, well beyond its expected lifetime.


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