Nightly News   |  October 18, 2011

Yet another satellite tumbling toward earth

The German Astronomical satellite ROSAT is expected to begin its re-entry later this week. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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BRIAN WILLIAMS, anchor: Well, we have another dying satellite to look forward to. This time it's an uncontrolled German satellite called ROSAT . And our website, shown here briefly, is a great animation tonight that is more fun to watch once you learn that the path of this thing is not expected to bring it in over the US or Europe. It is expected to begin its re-entry starting Friday of this week.