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Fraser
2013-Nov-09, 12:30 AM
The Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) satellite has been orbiting Earth in super-low orbits since 2009, mapping out variations in Earth’s gravity in extreme detail. But its fuel ran out in mid-October and the satellite began its slow descent towards Earth, being brought lower and lower by the effects of the atmosphere. […]

More... (http://www.universetoday.com/106284/goce-spacecraft-will-likely-make-uncontrolled-re-entry-this-weekend/)

publiusr
2013-Nov-10, 08:42 PM
Some of the stories that link to a tracking feature show it still over the Pacific--as of October!

No updates it seems--except here?
http://www.satflare.com/track.asp?q=34602#TOP