`Beijing was on the path of crashed satellite`

Beijing, the Chinese capital was "perilously close" to a major catastrophe when the city came directly in the flight path of a bus-sized defunct German satellite when it plunged into the Bay of Bengal last October.

German satellite hurtles towards Earth

A German satellite around the size of a car is speeding towards Earth, officials said today.

Satellite may have crashed into Bay of Bengal

the Roentgen Satellite (ROSAT) re-entered the atmosphere at 0150 GMT (6:20am India time) on Sunday above the Bay of Bengal in an area between India and Myanmar.

Doomed satellite hits Earth, no report yet where it fell

A bus-sized defunct German satellite today plunged to Earth after languishing in a dead orbit for more than a decade, but space officials have no idea yet about where it fell.