Chinese rocket will fall to earth on May 8, 2021
A rocket used by China to launch the main module of the country’s first permanent space station into orbit is due to return to Earth on May 8, 2021, in an unknown location.
China’s space agency has yet to say whether the core of the huge Long March 5B rocket is under control or will make an uncontrolled descent. Basic details about the rocket and its trajectory are still unknown because the Chinese government has not yet publicly commented on the re-entry.
The American space command is tracking the rocket’s trajectory. The 18th US Space Control Squadron will provide daily updates on its location through the Space Track website.
Most of the space debris is burned in the atmosphere. However, the size of the 22-ton rocket has raised concerns that some of its larger pieces may return to the atmosphere and cause damage if they reach inhabited areas.
The risk of someone hitting or getting hurt is very small. It’s not negligible, it can happen, but the risk of hitting you is incredibly small, however, we can’t rule it out – we should all be on the alert, meaning that pointing to where the debris can go is almost impossible at this point due to the speed the rocket is traveling with.
Still, the ocean remains the safest bet on where the debris will land because it occupies most of the Earth’s surface.
If you want to bet where something will land on Earth, bet on the Pacific, because the Pacific is the largest part of the Earth. It’s that simple, we live in a world of changes and possibilities, so nothing can be ruled out.
The Long March 5B rocket has carried Tianhe’s main module, or Celestial Harmony, in orbit since April 29. China plans 10 more launches to transport additional parts of the space station.
Uncontrolled wreckage in space.
An 18-ton Chinese rocket that crashed in May last year was the heaviest rubble to fall uncontrolled on Earth since the former Soviet space station Salyut 7 in 1991.
China’s first space station, Tiangong-1, crashed in the Pacific Ocean in 2016 after Beijing confirmed it had lost control of it. In 2019, the space agency controlled the demolition of its second station, Tiangong-2, in the atmosphere.
In March, the wreckage of a Falcon 9 rocket launched by the US aeronautical company SpaceX crashed to Earth in Washington and the Oregon coast.
Finally, still objects that float in and out of our atmosphere remain threats to our planet and also to humanity.
Prof., Jucelino Luz – researcher, influencer and spiritual advisor