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China vs.  USA: how a rocket ship became a new point of confrontation
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China vs. USA: how a rocket ship became a new point of confrontation

The fall of debris from the Chinese rocket that launched the nucleus of its future space station, consummated without damage on May 9 over the Indian Ocean, has inflamed the debate on space debris.SIGHT: The new mission that NASA's Ingenuity helicopter will complete on MarsNASA Administrator Senator Bill Nelson said in a statement on the matter that “it is clear that China is not meeting responsible standards regarding its space debris ", hours before the rocket debris fell on Earth, and after days of accusations that the process was out of control and without information transparency.“Nations with space travel should minimize risks to people and goods on Earth from reentry of space objects and maximize transparency with respect to those operations ”, Nelson declared.SIGHT: SpaceX spacecr...
Much of the out-of-control Chinese rocket disintegrated over the Indian Ocean
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Much of the out-of-control Chinese rocket disintegrated over the Indian Ocean

A large segment of the rocket Chinese that returned this Sunday to the atmosphere disintegrated over the Indian Ocean, after a series of speculations about where the 18-ton object would fall."According to monitoring and analysis, at 10:24 am (0224 GMT) on May 9, 2021 the first stage of the Long March 5B carrier rocket has re-entered the atmosphere," the China Manned Space Agency reported in a communicated, providing the coordinates of a point located in the Indian Ocean near the Maldives. Most of this segment disintegrated and was destroyed upon entering the atmosphere, he said.The Chinese authorities had claimed that the spin out of control of the segment of the Long March 5B rocket, which launched the first module of its space station into orbit on April 29, presented little danger.Spa...
The day a Soviet space station fell in the country, more than 25 years ago
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The day a Soviet space station fell in the country, more than 25 years ago

The fall of the Chinese rocket out of control keeps the world in suspense. Although it is practically ruled out that it impacts the Argentina, space experts recalled that in 1991 a similar event occurred in the country with a Soviet ship. Another event, although smaller and involving a Chinese rocket, occurred in 2018 in Paraguay, a few kilometers from Misiones. Facundo Rodriguez, specialist in Public Communication of Science and doctor in Astronomy from the Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Astronomy (IATE), recalled the uncontrolled reentry of the space station soviética Salyut 7 which happened in 1991. "It had approximately 30 tons and its remains fell in some uninhabited areas of Argentine provinces such as Santa Fe and Entre Ríos", he pointed.Salyut 7 was the last space stat...
What’s behind the case of the runaway Chinese rocket that could hit Earth
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What’s behind the case of the runaway Chinese rocket that could hit Earth

China launched the Thiane module on Thursday, April 29, the first of three for its future space station. That element was propelled by the cohete Long March 5B, whose body is the one that will land in the next few days, it is not yet clear when or where. It was USA the one who issued the warning that it is out of control and that it represents a risk due to the possibility that part of its remains impact on Earth. Beijing does not say otherwise, but it nevertheless minimizes the danger. https://content.jwplatform.com/previews/5zLdqoYv-buQgiLVC After the separation of the space module, the launcher rocket began to orbit the planet in a irregular trajectory, slowly losing height. That situation makes almost impossible any prediction about its entry point into the atmosphere, and there...
The world, pending where the remains of China’s rocket will fall without control
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The world, pending where the remains of China’s rocket will fall without control

The rocket China Long March 5B travels uncontrollably at a speed of 28,000 kilometers per hour and takes an hour and a half to complete one revolution of the Earth; The latest forecast says that it will enter the atmosphere on the night of Saturday to Sunday (23:59 GMT / 18:59 Peru time), with a margin of error however of plus minus 7 hours and 45 minutes.SIGHT China says its out-of-control rocket poses an "extremely low" risk“As the rocket loses height in its elliptical orbit (now at the closest point to Earth it is 160 kilometers), this uncertainty can be reduced.”, Jorge Lomba, head of the Space department of the Center for Technological and Industrial Development (CDTI) of Spain, told EFE.The most accurate estimates, therefore, can only be made a few hours before re-entry, emphasizes ...
Where the runaway rocket could fall
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Where the runaway rocket could fall

The remains of the Chinese Long March 5B rocket will return to Earth this weekend after having been in orbit since last week, in the framework of a mission in the Asian country to build its own space station by the end of 2022. It worries that it is out of control and some experts have speculated on the exact date and place of the return.While most pieces burn in the atmosphere before they have a chance to hit the Earth's surface, larger objects like rockets can survive re-entry and potentially reach populated areas. The spokesman for the United States Department of Defense, Mike Howard, said in a statement that the "exact point of entry into the Earth's atmosphere" cannot yet be established, while some media in the United States reported that the exact date is expected to be next May 8. ...
A rocket is out of control and its debris could hit Earth
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A rocket is out of control and its debris could hit Earth

NASA and the Pentagon search for a large Chinese rocket that is out of control. Its about Long March 5B, which will return to Earth's atmosphere this weekend, and there are concern about where your debris may impact. The risk of injury and someone being hit is low.US Department of Defense spokesman Mike Howard said in a statement that the rocket is expected to enter Earth's atmosphere "around May 8" and that its trajectory is being tracked by the United States Space Command.Howard also indicated that the "exact point of entry into the Earth's atmosphere" of Long March 5B cannot be identified for a few hours, when its reentry occurs.In turn, he reported that the United States' 18th Space Control Squadron will provide daily updates on the location of the rocket through the Space Track webs...