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ERS-2 de-orbiting starting 6 July 2011

From ESA Earthnet Online (14 June 2011) -

"Following the recent ERS-2 de-orbitation review, it has been confirmed that the payload will be permanently switched-off on 5 July 2011 (news of 21 April 2011).

The de-orbitation will start on 6 July. In September 2011, ERS-2 is expected to have reached the final disposal orbit below 600 km altitude ensuring a re-entry in the atmosphere within less than 25 years."