The defunct Roentgen Satellite
, or ROSAT, is due to re-enter the atmosphere at some point between October 21 and 24.
craft called the Roentgen Satellite
, or ROSAT (SN: 6/29/91, p.408).
In February, ROSAT (short for Roentgen Satellite
) completed its first assignment: a search for low-energy X-ray sources throughout nearly the entire sky.
Next month, the U.S.-European Roentgen Satellite
(RPSAT) will complete its first sky survey.
* Scheduled for launch no sooner than May, the Roentgen Satellite
, or ROSAT, was originally designed to be carried aboard the shuttle.