Debris from a massive Chinese missile booster Long March 5B, similar to the one that fell last year, will hit Earth tomorrow, Saturday, after being put into orbit on July 24. It was moved by the space agency in that country, which sparked criticism for the lack of planning and security, according to experts and specialized media.
The mission of the missile was to carry a unit It was about to dock with the Chinese space station Tiangong, which was successfully carried out on July 24, but the main stage of the rocket21 metric tons, orbiting the Earth and gradually descending toward an “uncontrolled return,” the portal reported. outer space. This portal provides the expected return window on July 30th in the afternoon.
in A similar situation occurred in May last year when the main stage of this missile entered the atmosphere and landed over the Indian OceanIn 2020, debris from the missile fell into the North Atlantic.
Long March 5B missile launched from Wenchang Space Launch Center in Hainan on June 24 at 2:22 p.m. Beijing time. The 22-ton Wentian laboratory, which is stored above the rocket, reached the orbital station 13 hours after launch.
The astronauts currently aboard the main unit of Tiangong Space Station, Qin Dong, Liu Yang and Kai Xuze, became the first astronauts to attend a docking at Tiangong Station.
Just over another year ago China’s Long March 5B missile It was out of control and kept everyone in suspense, it went back into the air and disintegrated Indian Ocean, West Maldives Islands. In the waiting room, photographs were recorded over Oman, Israel and Saudi Arabia that showed the remains of the ship returning to land. Until the last moment, where she would fall was unknown.
At that time, on Sunday, May 9, 2021, the Chinese Manned Space Engineering Bureau indicated the coordinates in a statement, adding that most of this part disintegrated and was destroyed when it entered the atmosphere. “After observation and analysis, at 10:24 (0224 GMT) on May 9, 2021, the remnants of the last stage of the Long March 5B Yao-2 launch vehicle re-entered the atmosphere,” they said..
Moreover, the account Space-Truck, which uses data from the United States, s From where the trajectory of the missile was followed live, they emphasized: “All those who follow the re-entry of LongMarch5B can relax. The missile has fallen.” Then the event is over.
With information from Agence France-Presse and Telam