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No. Even the highest ballistic coefficient debris (engine turbopumps, etc) only made it to Louisiana. Heavier objects with higher ballistic coefficients, a measure of how far objects will travel in the air, landed toward the end of the debris trail in western Louisiana. Source: CAIB Report Volume 1 p. 45 & 47


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Unlikely. From the Wikipedia page on orbital decay: Due to atmospheric drag, the lowest altitude above the Earth at which an object in a circular orbit can complete at least one full revolution without propulsion is approximately 150 km (93 mi) while the lowest perigee of an elliptical revolution is approximately 90 km (56 mi). 70.5 km is well below that. ...


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There is some information on the NASA site about the sun shield. See here: The Sunshield Webb/NASA. In the paragraph on "Special Seaming" it states that there are reinforcing strips about every six feet or so forming a grid pattern of "rip-stops". This limits the damage from a small hole from a meteorite strike and prevents it from ...


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This has already been answered but here are some additions: On a personal note, if you have ever dealt with, or worn, military clothing in the last few decades (and now general outdoor gear), 'ripstop' was a standard term encountered. Basically if you get your clothing ripped or torn, although that could not have been prevented, it will not be made any ...


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