AR09_p31_SpaceDebrisPAM-D


On Jan. 21, 2001, a Delta II third stage, known as a PAM-D, reentered the atmosphere over the Middle East. The titanium motor casing of the PAM-D, weighing about 70 kg, landed in Saudi Arabia about 240 km from the capital of Riyadh.

On Jan. 21, 2001, a Delta II third stage, known as a PAM-D, reentered the atmosphere over the Middle East. The titanium motor casing of the PAM-D, weighing about 70 kg, landed in Saudi Arabia about 240 km from the capital of Riyadh. Image courtesy of NASA.  More »