Satellite Slated for Friday Arrival

September 19, 2011 Updated Sep 19, 2011 at 7:52 PM EDT

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Satellite Slated for Friday Arrival

September 19, 2011 Updated Sep 19, 2011 at 7:52 PM EDT

NASA officials estimate that a defunct 6.5-ton satellite will re-enter the Earth's atmosphere this on Friday, according to a story on Space.com.

Much of the satellite is expected to burn up upon re-entry, but some pieces will make it back to Earth intact, according to the report. NASA says there is a 1-in-3,200 chance that satellite debris could hit a person, though the organization considers it to be remote. Exactly where the debris will fall is unknown.

Read the Space.com story HERE.