Posted on 11 November 2013 by Daniel
GOCE burning: Last orbital view
A fabulous photo acquired by Bill Chater of GOCE in The Falklands last night, at 21:20 local – about 01:20CET this morning, and posted in Twitter. Bill wrote:
Driving southwards at dusk, it appeared with bright smoke trail and split in 2 before splitting again into more and going on north
This would be the final view ever of ESA’s GOCE satellite as it disintegrated and burned, some 80km high in the atmosphere. Good work, Bill!
— ESA (@esa) November 11, 2013