A runaway Russian missile has returned to Earth’s atmosphereAccording to the US Space Command, which has been tracking its decline. This heavy rocket named Angara-A5 was launched from the Plesetsk cosmodrome in the northwestern region of the Russian town of Arkhangelsk on December 27.
Most space debris burns up when it re-enters the atmosphere and It is hardly dangerous to humans, although larger parts may cause damage if they land in populated areas. This is what could have happened with the Angara-A5, which back in In the atmosphere of this Wednesday and what It fell in the Pacific Ocean, in the eastern region of French Polynesia.
The missile traveled to 7.5 kilometers per second Their longitude and latitude on their return were 121 degrees west and 14 degrees south, according to astronomer and satellite tracker Jonathan McDowell, who works at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. On the other hand, Holger Kragh, Head of the European Space Agency’s Space Debris Office, confirmed that While it is not likely to harm or harm someone, “the danger is real and cannot be ignored.”.
However, this isn’t the first time something like this has happened. without going any further, Last year, NASA accused China of “failing to meet responsible standards.” After he sinks debris from a runaway rocket being used to launch his space station into the Indian Ocean. It weighed 20 tons while the Russian barely reached 4 tons.
“It was destined to end up in an orbit where it would remain for thousands of years.. The missile could not restart. Cragg said the return to the Chinese theater was on purpose, and they deliberately left it in low orbit. “According to the leader, between 100 and 200 tons of space debris enters the Earth’s atmosphere every year, but Only one person is known to have had contact with him: Lottie Williams in 1997 in Texas, although she was unharmed.
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