Sydney (Australia), August 4 (EFE). – Australian authorities confirmed this Thursday that the remains of a spacecraft fell last July in a remote part of the New South Wales region, in the southeast of the oceanic country. It belongs to the space company SpaceX, founded by billionaire Elon Musk.
The Australian Space Agency said in a statement sent to Effie that its experts visited the Snowy Mountains region last Saturday, where two space debris, one of them 30 meters long, were found on two farms.
“(Australia’s space agency) has confirmed that the remains are from the SpaceX mission and continues to liaise with their US counterparts,” as well as other federal and local agencies in the country, to address the matter “as appropriate,” the notice said.
On July 31, astrophysicist Brad Tucker, an expert at the Australian National University, posted on his YouTube account photos and information about space debris believed to belong to Space X Crew-1, the uncompressed part attached to the capsule. that transports astronauts to and from space.
The remnants of the device entered Earth’s atmosphere on the morning of July 9, after its November 2020 launch in Cape Canaveral (United States), according to the astrophysicist.
The largest piece, weighing about 30 kilograms, was stuck vertically inside the property of Australian farmer Mick Miner, while the other piece, about 80 centimeters long and weighing about 15 kilograms, was found inside the land of his neighbor Jock Miner Wallace.
The Australian Space Agency, which did not rule out the discovery of other SpaceX debris, indicated in its statement that this government agency is working on a plan to re-enter space debris outlining the roles and responsibilities of various entities in the country. EFE
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