The 1964 NASA satellite is about to retire on Falling Back Earth

Eventually we will all have to retire, but some of us should come with a glitter of pride. Over the weekend, a NASA satellite is about to retire Or dieIt burns into the atmosphere returning to Earth. Talk about a grand final farewell!

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“The OGO1 spacecraft is the first in a series of six orbiting geophysical observatories. It was launched to gain a better understanding of the Earth and to conduct global geological experiments and to develop and operate a standard Earth observatory type satellite.” Read NASA’s page on the soon-to-be-retired satellite.

O.G.O. 1 was launched in September 1964 and data was successfully collected by 1969. It was officially dismantled in 1971 but continued to be in space, orbiting the Earth in a two-day orbit.

You have to give it credit. It lasted a long time in space because all its siblings had already entered the atmosphere in 2011 and returned to Earth. Other satellites were launched in 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968 and 1969, with OGO1 already found. Its location around our blue planet.

The University of Arizona’s Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) and the University of Hawaii’s Asteroid Terrestrial-Effect Last Warning System (Atlas) both detected OGO 1 on their way to Earth, and A study by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the European Space Agency’s NEO Coordination Center successfully identified the satellite.

They speculated that OGO-1 would enter Earth’s atmosphere, disintegrating in process, on Saturday, August 29, 2020, at 5-10 p.m., about halfway between the South Pacific between EDT, Tahiti and Cook Islands. If you are worried that the satellite may collide with the earth, make sure its rentary is completely safe.

“The spacecraft will crash into the atmosphere and pose no threat to our planet – or anyone on it” and this is the usual final operational event for a retired spacecraft, “Nago officials said in their update on OGO 1. Goodbye Ogo 1!