From the always informative John Pike of GlobalSecurity.org:
“Is there a public safety hazard? Probably not. Is there a risk of sensitive technology falling into hostile hands? Possibly. Is this yet another milestone of failure in a surprising troubled intelligence satellite program? Evidently.”
Pike suspects that the story will be back in the news again in a few weeks as the satellite approaches reentry, and its probable landing spot becomes clear.
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.