July 25, 2021

A large Chinese rocket accidentally flew into low orbit and could soon land on Earth

Last week the Chinese Long March 5B rocket was successfully launched.

The module that makes up the first of 11 parts of the Chinese “Tianhe” or “Heavenly Harmony” space station is on this path – but the rocket launcher boosters and tanks are not where they should be.

The boosters were supposed to fall to Earth in a planned zone above the ocean, but inadvertently flew into Earth orbit.

Going up must come down, meaning the gigantic “core stage” (the “backbone” of a rocket including tanks and propellers) – measuring 98 feet long and 16 feet wide – now spinning out of control and now ready to make an uncontrolled comeback somewhere on Earth any day Is, SpaceNews reports.

This event marks one of the greatest man-made objects to make an unrestricted re-entry in the history of space travel.


It is not yet known why the missile did not detach before sea as planned, but a similar mistake was made to a Chinese rocket last year. That launcher It is said to have finally fallen into the Atlantic Ocean and West Africa, Rubbish can cause damage to villages in C டிte d’Ivoire. No casualties were reported.

The core platform, which includes four side boosters, weighs about 21 tons.

Jonathan McDowell, an astronomer at the Center for Astrophysics, told SpaceNews that this was the fourth major incident in the resumption of unplanned equipment.

“The Long March 5B core is seven times larger than the second phase of the Falcon 9, which attracted a lot of press attention when it returned above Seattle a few weeks ago and dumped two pressure tanks in Washington state,” McDowell told the Release.

“By current standards, I don’t think it’s acceptable to be allowed back in unrestricted. Nothing more than 10 tonnes has been deliberately left in orbit since 1990,” he said.

The gigantic centerpiece, comparable in height to a 10-story building, may burn somewhat at the entrance, and debris from the booster is more likely to fall into the sea or uninhabited areas. This leaves a small but real opportunity for fallen debris to threaten human lives and property.

Tanks and propellants are currently orbiting the Earth at more than 4.4 miles per second, and are being monitored by U.S. military radar, SpaceNews reports. Debris glows from time to time, which means it is falling out of control. The output suggests that the surviving objects will fall vertically after the fall and travel at terminal speed.

The largest and most famous event occurred in 1979 during the reuse of NASA’s 76 ton Skylape, which shattered. Garbage all over the Indian Ocean and Western Australia.

If the orbital inclination of the Long March 5B booster is 41.5 degrees, the rocket body travels slightly north of New York and south of New Zealand, so its reuse can occur anywhere around the world between these latitudes.

A night time resale, however, can help with spectacular vision The latest comeback to SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Phase II, It was to be burned in the Pacific Ocean, but made an uncontrolled return to the Pacific Northwest. The incident created a spectacular light scene and dropped a pressure tank on a farmer’s field, fortunately without any casualties.