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European satellite plunges into the Atlantic south of the Falkland Islands

Tuesday, November 12th 2013 - 08:02 UTC
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European Space Agency's (Esa) Goce satellite has re-entered the Earth's atmosphere, burning up in the process. US tracking data suggests any surviving debris fell into the South Atlantic, just off the tip of South America, south of the Falkland Islands. Read full article

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  • brasherboot

    Hands off the space junk - Argentina ( space troopers) is claiming its theirs.

    Nov 12th, 2013 - 10:49 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @1 ESA aren't very good. It was supposed to “land” somewhere between the Plaza de Mayo and the Casa Rosada. What effect do we think a quarter of a ton of incandescent metal would have had? Five miles of total destruction? Never mind. Next time?

    Nov 12th, 2013 - 11:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rufus

    @2 Still better than the oldest generation of cruise missiles. The most comedic one had to be the SM-62 Snark. Its guidance systems proved so utterly useless that one of its test flights, which was supposed to be flying a square and ditching off of Florida, finished up being found twenty seven years after it had gone wrong, in Northeastern Brazil.

    Not for nothing was the Carribean described as Snark infested waters

    Nov 12th, 2013 - 11:54 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    TimmerTwat will be claiming it fell on the Argentina Atlantic shelf next and want compensation “for the damage”.

    The reply would be very simple: HTF can you tell anywhere that Argentina has been damaged by the satellite; it ALL looks the same - crap?

    Nov 12th, 2013 - 05:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    No doubt she will be complaining to the UN
    Now that the EU is militarising the south Atlantic with their space weapons..lol
    ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
    perhaps she can apply to mr camaron for aid to fund her own space project..

    Nov 12th, 2013 - 07:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    5 Briton

    He would probably give her the money, after all, he gives everybody else our money.

    Nov 12th, 2013 - 10:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Vestige

    D'oh so close.
    Would have been hilarious.

    Condor launch goes awry 2500 killed.

    Nov 13th, 2013 - 04:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    Bring back the ESA tracking station in Stanley

    Nov 13th, 2013 - 11:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Vestige

    EU/ESA doesn't want to be associated with whats going on on this islands.

    Nov 14th, 2013 - 07:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @9
    It does, as the EU have just given the Falkland Is lands a grant and praised its democracy and good governance.

    If the EU did not want to be associated with the Islands, it would not have given them an EU grant.

    Please try to keep up with current affairs, Vestige.

    Nov 14th, 2013 - 11:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Vestige

    If the EU did not want to be associated with the Islands, it would not have given them an EU grant.

    Just politics. Britain paid off or shook hands with many the dictator, doesn't mean there was any 'want' involved.

    Nov 15th, 2013 - 04:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @11
    Your logic makes no sense.

    If the EU did not associate with the Islands they would have withheld money. At the moment they don't 'want' Argentine bio-fuel signified by them stopping its import.#

    Or using your logic, does the fact the EU are not importing Argentine bio-fuel mean the EU in fact want it?

    Nov 16th, 2013 - 08:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Vestige

    “If the EU did not associate with the Islands they would have withheld money”
    -Not true, like I said Britain aided and associated with manys the dictator, Gaddafi for example, paid him money and supplied him with arms and military training officers. Just politics, sometimes you have to choose the lesser evil.

    Nov 18th, 2013 - 10:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @13
    I am not convinced, but there is something in what you say-only the Falkland Islands are linked to the EU under the Lisbon Treaty.
    Also the way that the UK's money to the EU has paid for Spain's motorways is politics.

    The moronic supply of Argentina's fascists pre 1982 with warships the Argentines never paid for (what's new? Once a thief always a thief), was a prime example of where the UK's 'politics' were arse about face-so your point would be valid there Vestige-also it was politics that prompted the UK to suggest lease-back over the Falklands-I'm so glad that the UK now chooses the Islander's rights over 'politics.'

    Nov 20th, 2013 - 07:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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