The European Satellite GOCE that was expected to make an uncontrolled re-entry, crashed into the Earth's atmosphere on Monday, November 11 at 01.00 CET, and most of its debris landed in the regions of South Atlantic Ocean, ESA announced.
European Space Agency's GOCE (Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer) satellite re-entered the Earth's atmosphere on Monday, Nov. 11, around 01:00 CET and fell towards Earth after running out of fuel.
After nearly tripling its planned lifetime, the Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer - GOCE - is nearing its end of mission and will soon reenter our atmosphere.
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