Last Thursday, China launched the main unit of its future permanent space station in space with a missile called the Long March 5B. However, a mistake fell into the mission and the missile returned to the ground uncontrollably: several parts of the 21-ton missile would collide with the ground, but it is not yet possible to determine the exact location.
BBC In the article He writes, based on data from radars that scan objects orbiting the Earth, that the missile is 41.5 in the north. And South 41.5. May collide between latitudes. It covers an area of the north-south stretch of Africa, including much of South America, but it extends all the way to New York in the north and the sector from Beijing to Sydney in the Eastern Hemisphere.
Europe hardly affected: Southern states are slightly “suspended” in the expected range of impact.
Experts previously said that there is a chance a missile currently rotating at a speed of 28,000 km / h will fall into a populated area, but there is less chance of it falling in comparison to water because most of the Earth’s surface is covered by oceans and seas. .
Recently, when the Long March 5B missile returned to Earth, a large portion of the missile burned out in the atmosphere, but some of its pieces, long metal rods, damaged several buildings in the Ivory Coast, and no one was injured except due to luck. .
It is estimated that the Chinese missile could crash sometime over the weekend. Scientists constantly monitor the missile’s trajectory and can determine its exact location six hours before collision.