UARS has been decommissioned

Date: Wed Dec 14 2005 - 18:20:11 EST

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     	UARS (#21701) was decommissioned (as in turned off) today at 17:16 
    UTC.  The thrusters were used to further drop its altitude, but I don't know 
    by how much.  Re-entry estimated in 2009/2010 timeframe.
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