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ISS debris reenters over Pacific
Posted: Tue, Nov 4, 2008, 7:06 AM ET (1206 GMT)
ISS EVA on 2007 July 23 (NASA) A tank of ammonia jettisoned from the International Space Station over a year ago burned up over the South Pacific late Sunday, NASA officials said. The Early Ammonia Servicer, a 635-kilogram tank of ammonia coolant, burned up over the Pacific south of Tasmania at 11:51 pm EST Sunday (0451 GMT Monday). There were no reports of debris reaching the surface. The tank was removed from the station during a spacewalk in July 2007. It was originally designed to provide backup coolant to the station early in the assembly process in the event of a leak, but it was never needed and removed once the permanent cooling system was in place.
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