On Sunday, nearly 40 years after NASA sent it into orbit, the Earth Radiation Budget Satellite (ERBS) is anticipated to touch down on our planet.
The satellite is scheduled to re-enter the atmosphere today at around 6:40 PM ET, give or take 17 hours. The ERBS is probably less dangerous because it will burn up almost entirely when it gets here.
Although it was initially anticipated that the satellite would only last two years, it lasted longer. But the Engadget claims that the ERBS only made small progress.
It was launched in 1984 to gather data on the ozone layer and the atmosphere until 2005, assisting in our knowledge of how solar energy is received and emitted by Earth.