Will Falling Satellite Hit California?


LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Aerospace Corporation of El Segundo is on Satellite Watch and they suggest that falling six-ton satellite now has a chance to hit the Western Pacific Ocean and Western US — including California.

The El Segundo company has a contract with the Air Force to analyze all their tracking data. And as of 3:45 Friday, they say there is a possible impact zone that includes California.

NASA expects most of the space junk to burn up in the Earth’s atmosphere — the satellite itself is supposed to be about the size of a school bus — but some of the bigger pieces  could remain in intact and some of them might weigh as much as 300 pounds.

If you’d like to track the satellite’s travels, click on the following link.

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