Spectacular breakup of Spacecraft re-entries

Spectacular breakup of WT1190F spacecraft re-entries, as seen by Airborne Astronomers that studied the approximately 1-meter piece of space debris, near Sri Lanka, over the Indian Ocean, on 2015 November 13.   Watch the video…

The International Astronomical Center (IAC) and the United Arab Emirates Space Agency hosted the team of veteran U.S. and German Airborne observers.

Above: When WT1190F struck this atmosphere over the Indian Ocean around 6:20 Universal Time (12:20 a.m. CST) today , it broke apart into multiple fireballs against the blue sky. The object came down around 1:20 p.m. local time.   Credit: IAC/UAE Space Agency/NASA/ESA