Reports indicated that it is likely that debris that fell over the Okotocs, a town south of Calgary in western Canada are the remnants of the satellite
Cape Canaveral (Florida) (Reuters)
Penetrated the wreckage of a scientific satellite belonging to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), weighing about six tons of the atmosphere over the Pacific and landed on the ground in the early hours of Saturday morning.
NASA said the satellite research stratosphere, which stopped working and took a random path plunges through the stratosphere fell to the ground between the time (0323 and 0509 GMT) on Saturday.
NASA said the satellite which was launched 20 years ago, "the exact time and place (for fall) did not know yet to be confirmed."
According to reports on Twitter that it is likely that debris that fell over the Okotocs, a town south of Calgary in western Canada are the remnants of the satellite.
The moon research stratosphere with a length of 10.6 meters and 4.5 meters in diameter among the largest spacecraft that landed arbitrarily.
The Mir space station is the last Russian (and weighing 135 tonnes) fell over the Pacific in 2001 but had been down control.
NASA now plans to re-entry vehicle with a huge movement and control in the track but did not do so when the moon was designed research stratosphere.
And sent by satellite, weighing 5897 kg into orbit by space shuttle crew in 1991 to study the ozone layer and other chemicals in the atmosphere of the earth.
The complete satellite mission in 2005 and began to gradually lose its ability to maintain high since then under the influence of the planet's gravity.
And burned most of the spacecraft during its fall through the atmosphere, but about 26 pieces weighing a total of 500 kg may be able to non-combustion.