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GOCE Satellite Burned Up Over Falkland Islands 107

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the burning-up dept.
An anonymous reader writes with an update on the fate of the GOCE satellite. From the article: "The mystery of GOCE's re-entry has now been solved — the one-ton satellite came down over the Falkland Islands, a British overseas territory 300 miles east of the Patagonian coast in the South Atlantic Ocean."
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GOCE Satellite Burned Up Over Falkland Islands

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  • by Gravis Zero (934156) on Monday November 11, 2013 @10:10PM (#45396839)

    I dont think that's what they meant when they said they wanted Satellite TV.

  • Was that you Margaret?

    • Re: (Score:1, Troll)

      by gmhowell (26755)

      Was that you Margaret?

      Ding, dong, the wicked witch is dead!

      • by Hartree (191324)

        "Ding, dong, the wicked witch is dead!"

        See, now that she's gone, the world is perfect and Britain would never do anything bad like spoof slashdot.

        Oh, wait...

    • by unitron (5733)

      Was that you Margaret?

      Thatcher, or Hamilton?

  • The British GCHQ spoofed slashdot. Now the Argentine intelligence agency will have to as well now that you called them the Falklands.

    It's all about keeping up with the Thatchers. Or the Galtieris.

  • by mrsquid0 (1335303) on Monday November 11, 2013 @10:37PM (#45396987) Homepage

    I hope that it did not suffer too much.

  • Someone was way off, I thought I read something this morning putting its demise somewhere around Siberia/Alaska? I'm also surprised anyone saw it, the Falkland Islands aren't exactly populated. I think its somewhere in the neighborhood of 3,000 people, the average 36 square mile county has that around me and the Falkland Islands are over 4,700 square miles.

    • by Xest (935314)

      That's probably exactly why you would see it because it means fuck all light pollution and fuck all pollution from emissions.

  • and.... (Score:5, Funny)

    by argStyopa (232550) on Monday November 11, 2013 @11:52PM (#45397425) Journal

    ...Argentina immediately claimed that the satellite was, in fact, theirs.

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