Pioneering European satellite falls back to Earth after 29 years

A satellite has broken apart and reentered the Earth's atmosphere after almost three decades in orbit. Much of the ERS-2 satellite burned up in the atmosphere while some fragments fell into the North Pacific Ocean.

Pioneering European satellite falls back to Earth after 29 years
A satellite has broken apart and reentered the Earth's atmosphere after almost three decades in orbit. Much of the ERS-2 satellite burned up in the atmosphere while some fragments fell into the North Pacific Ocean.