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The decision to end direct federal support for the ISS in 2025 does not imply that the platform itself will be deorbited at that time," an internal NASA document obtained by the newspaper reads.
The decision to end direct federal support for the ISS in 2025 does not imply that the platform itself will be deorbited at that time -- it is possible that industry could continue to operate certain elements or capabilities of the ISS as part of a future commercial platform," the document states.
Russia's Mir, which weighed 130 tonnes was deorbited in March 2001 through a controlled atmospheric re-entry and fell near the Pacific island of Fiji.
179) However, irrespective of the care in which they attempt to do so, some additional debris may be deorbited as well, either in the effort to capture the satellite or to hurtle it toward the atmosphere.
amp;nbsp;The spacecraft will then be deorbited and safely deteriorate over the Pacific Ocean.
Loaded with trash, the older Progress will be used for engineering tests before it is deorbited on Friday, April 8 to burn up over the Pacific Ocean.
Whether it can truly keep up with the natural increase of debris, whether deorbited material runs the risk of reaching the surface, and whether such a large and mobile fleet further increases the chances of collisions are questions still needing to be answered, leaving this regiment one among a host of uncrowned contenders for the title of panacea.
The "Georges Lemaitre" will remain docked to the station until late January 2015 when it will depart and be deorbited to burn up in the Earth's atmosphere.
Also, EUTELSAT 3A, will be relocated to 8[degree sign] West until it is deorbited later in 2014.
EUTELSAT 3A, will be relocated to 8[degrees] West until it is deorbited later in 2014.
France has recently made it law that satellites under its jurisdiction must be deorbited after twenty-five years.
Moscow, July 28 (ANI): Russia's space agency has announced that the International Space Station will be deorbited and allowed to sink into the Pacific Ocean in 2020, just like its predecessor, the Mir.