The German satellite Rosat
narrowly missed Peking
as it crashed to Earth
in October 2011,
7 minutes later
and it would've been a case of
Of course, we
in the West
were officially told of this near-miss
Heute, an Austrian daily newspaper, dateline 30th January 2012 (i.e. today), reports as follows: Satellite narrowly missed Peking. It is only now being made known that the German satellite, Rosat, which crashed to Earth in October 2011, came close to hitting Peking. If the satellite had fallen to Earth seven minutes later it would have crashed into the Chinese city.
Wikipedia info.- ceramic satellite parts weighing up to 400 kg would have crashed into the Earth. The Bay of Bengal, east of India, was given as a location.
I guess it's a only a matter of time . . . a lot of space junk circling around over our heads and not all of it friendly . . .