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    This is What Happens to Spacecraft When They Re-Enter the Earth’s Atmosphere

    When one of the Russian Progress resupply ships undocks from the International Space Station, timing is everything. The Progress needs to fire its engines at just the right time to instigate the deorbit burn in order for the ship to enter the atmosphere at just the right place, so that its destructive re-entry occurs over …
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    ....talk about cliff hangers....

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    Have you ever thought about what would happen if Starlink satellites started to falling down?

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