Frankly, I don't know about you, but I sure did not like the idea of that UAR satellite crashing into the earth and only having our crossed fingers, some telescopes, and instrumentation to tell us about it. It seems pretty irresponsible of NASA to shoot something out into space and then not take responsibility for disposing of it. It was their trash after all. Back home if we throw something out on the street and do not throw it away properly we get fined. I think legislation should be put into place globally that those governments that put objects into space should have a plan of how to safely dispose of such objects if they become defective and can no longer function correctly. In fact, I understand there is a lot of trash floating around in the upper atmosphere that needs to be cleaned up because it poses a danger to those orbiting space. Just like we go out and clean our beaches, there should be a mission to clean out the trash out there.
As teenagers out there say, "I'm just saying."