German Satellite Crashes Back to Earth, Location Unknown

October 24, 2011 Updated Oct 24, 2011 at 1:12 PM EDT

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German Satellite Crashes Back to Earth, Location Unknown

October 24, 2011 Updated Oct 24, 2011 at 1:12 PM EDT

A 2.7-ton defunct German satellite fell to Earth on Saturday night, but it was unknown where any debris may have landed, according to a story on Space.com.

According to the Space.com report, German Aerospace officials said the satetlite re-entered the Earth's atmospher on Saturday night. It was estimated that up to 30 pieces of the satellite totaling 1.9 tons could reach the Earth's surface, the story said.

Read the Space.com story HERE.