Map of Earth with latitudes and longitudes with band of grey in center marking reentry area
Because TRMM’s orbit brings it only over the tropics between 35 degrees North latitude and 35 degrees South latitude, Europe, Russia and most of North America and Japan are outside of the potential re-entry area (shown here in gray).
Credits: NASA

June 11, 2015, Update: Re-entry of the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) spacecraft into Earth’s atmosphere is predicted at Tuesday, June 16, according to the U.S. Strategic Command’s Joint Functional Component Command for Space, through the Joint Space Operations Center. Due to natural variations in the near-Earth environment, a precise time and location of where spacecraft will reenter cannot be forecast.

This web page will be updated as new estimates of the TRMM reentry are available.

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