Experts have warned that an out-of-control Chinese missile weighing 21 tons will fall to the ground soon and could land on populated areas, which has caused concern everywhere around the world. The Chinese Long March 5b missile launched on Thursday is expected to return. To Earth within the next few days, but fears about the sudden fall of remains to the population of the Earth are mounting.
According to the British newspaper “Daily Mail”, Jonathan McDowell, an astronomer who tracks objects orbiting the Earth, said that the road takes them a little north from New York, Madrid and Beijing and as far south as southern Chile and Wellington, New Zealand.
It can land anywhere in this range, which covers oceans and populated and uninhabited areas, but most of it will burn in the atmosphere.
Satellite trackers have detected that the 100-foot-long missile is traveling at more than four miles per second.
China launched Long March 5B at 11:23 a.m. local time Thursday to hand over the first phase of its upcoming space station, the module, called “Tianhe,” or “Harmony of the Heavens,” which will become the living quarters for three crew members once the hull is complete Mega.
State media also reported that China aims to complete the Chinese space station, known as Tiangong (Heavenly Palace) by the end of 2022, after launching several more units, and upon completion, the Tiangong space station will orbit around the Earth at an altitude of 211 to 280 miles.
China aims to become a major space power by 2030 to keep pace with competitors, including the United States, Russia and the European Space Agency, by creating the most advanced space station orbiting the Earth, however, the return of the rocket in this way after losing control of it, could put An end to the Chinese celebration if the vehicle lands in a populated area.
Space debris trackers have noted that the missile has been moving slowly and unexpectedly to Earth over the past few days, and re-entry into the spacecraft will be one of the largest uncontrolled landings ever.
China is aware of the possibility of an uncontrolled landing, said Holger Krag, head of the European Space Agency’s space safety program office, “It is always difficult to assess the amount of mass and the number of fragments remaining without knowing the object’s design, but a reasonable“ general rule ”is about 20-40% of Original dry mass “.