China rocket falling to Earth: 19,000 kg of Chinese rocket uncontrollable, increasing speed of storm towards Earth, predicting big damage
A large rocket is circling around the earth uncontrollably and it may fall back to the earth in the next few days. Actually, this is the core stage of the Long March 5b rocket of China, which weighs 21 tons. The rocket is supported only through the core stage. Last week, China launched the first module to build its space station. The core stage of this Long March 5b rocket was supposed to fall on the ground created in the sea, but instead it started circling the earth.
According to the report of SpaceNews, in the coming days, this part of the rocket may fall on Earth. Astronomer Johnathan McDowall, who tracks objects orbiting the Earth, said that it would be unacceptable to enter the earth uncontrollably given the current standard. Since 1990, no more than 10 tons of objects are left in the orbit to enter the earth again.
What will happen to the core stage when the Earth enters the atmosphere?
SpaceNews journalist Andrew Johns, who covers China's space program, said the rocket's core stage is 100 feet in length and 16 feet in width. When the core stage of the rocket enters the earth's atmosphere from the orbit, it is likely to burn. But even after this, large parts of the core stage can fall to the ground in the form of debris. A large part of our planet is surrounded by the sea, so the rocket parts are likely to fall there. But even then they can pose a threat to the surrounding area.
Where is the possibility of the rocket's core stage falling?
"It is always difficult to find the number of pieces of anything without knowing the design of the object," said Holger Cragg, head of the European Space Agency's Space Safety Program. But a reasonable rule is that 20 to 40 percent pieces of any item are always left. Johns said that the path of the rocket body circling around the Earth is slightly north compared to New York, Madrid and Beijing. In addition, it is south of Wellington in southern Chile and New Zealand. In such a situation, it can fall anytime in this range.