38 Years Old Satellite Of NASA Returns back to Earth

NASA's Earth Radiation Budget Satellite (ERBS) reentered Earth's atmosphere on Jan. 8, 2023

The Earth Radiation Budget Satellite, known as ERBS, was launched in 1984

ERBS reentered Earth’s atmosphere on Sunday at 11:04 p.m

The satellite far exceeded its expected two-year life span, operating for a total of 21 years

ERBS helped researchers investigate how Earth absorbed and radiated energy from the Sun

That data helped shape the Montreal Protocol Agreement