NASA: Satellite Falling to Earth Faster Than Expected

September 16, 2011 Updated Sep 16, 2011 at 6:50 PM EDT

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NASA: Satellite Falling to Earth Faster Than Expected

September 16, 2011 Updated Sep 16, 2011 at 6:50 PM EDT

NASA on Friday said the giant 6.5-ton defunct satellite that was scheduled to re-enter the Earth's atmosphere later this month will do so a day or so earlier than expected, according to a story on Space.com.

Where the craft will fall is still unknown, according to the story. The report says that NASA expects some pieces of the satellite will survive re-entry and land across a section of earth about 500 miles long on around Sept. 23.

Read the Space.com story HERE.