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Part of the Chinese rocket lands without knowing where it is landing

Part of the Chinese rocket lands without knowing where it is landing

The center of a Chinese rocket will enter Earth’s atmosphere uncontrollably in the coming days and will hit Earth by May 10. But it is difficult, at this point, to determine where the machine might fall.

A portion of a large Chinese rocket falls from the sky toward the Earth and may hit the surface within two days by May 10th. Experts tell the British newspaper that the main part of this craft, which is 30 meters long and weighs about 21 tons, may enter the Earth’s atmosphere in the coming days. Defender, Not knowing where it might land.

Called the “Long March 5B”, the missile was launched on April 29 from Wenshang City in Hainan, China. The Chinese space station “CSS” (which is expected to be completed by the end of 2022) is intended to be placed in orbit as part of the construction.

The craft must be struck by the Earth’s atmosphere

But a few seconds after the flight, the Tianhe block separated itself as expected from the launcher that came with it. Then the launcher orbits itself in an uncontrollable manner, now gradually being attracted by the Earth’s atmosphere, until it catches up in the coming days. From April 30, the special American news site Spacenews He therefore warned against the risk of an “uncontrolled” fall.

This Tuesday, the engine is orbiting the Earth at a speed of about 27,600 km per hour every 90 minutes, but has already lost 80 km altitude since this weekend. U.S. The 2021-035 B route, which was baptized by the Army, can be viewed on sites such as the Internet orbit.ing-now.com. But fluctuations in that data make it difficult to predict where it will land, if not possible.

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Minimal risk

“It’s very bad. When they (the Chinese) last launched a Long March rocket, they found themselves with large, long metal wires flying in the sky that damaged many buildings in C டிte d’Ivoire.” To the British newspaper at the Center for Astronomy at Harvard University. Defender.

“Most of the pieces were burnt (along the way) and large pieces of metal fell to the ground. We were very lucky that no one was injured,” the astronomer told the British newspaper. This “China’s indifference”: “One does not deliberately land more than 10 tons of celestial objects uncontrollably”.

According to the scientific news site SpaceNews, the new device will fall into the water, which covers about 71% of the Earth’s surface. According to experts, the probability of someone being hit by debris from this rocket is very low, in the order of “one in many trillions”.

Jean Poland PFMTV Reporter