The stage of the Chinese heavy rocket nearly fell to New York


Wreckage of a chinese rocket, neglected May 5, Monday night almost fell to New York. The rocket stage burned for a long time in the atmosphere, but part of it nevertheless fell into the Atlantic Ocean. About this writes the website of Fox News.


The Long March-5B heavy launch vehicle launched on May 5, 2020 from the Wenchang cosmodrome in the Chinese province of Hainan, carrying on board an experimental version of a new generation of manned spacecraft.

The 18th US Air Force Space Control Squadron, which detects, tracks and identifies all artificial objects in Earth’s orbit, has confirmed the return of the rocket stage to the atmosphere in the southern Atlantic Ocean. According to the publication Ars Technika, if the stage of an aircraft left its orbit just a few minutes earlier, then its wreckage would fall on the Big Apple (the nickname of New York). Debris steps went directly above the metropolis.

Ars Technika also emphasizes that this is not the first time that China accidentally drops its "space debris" to Earth. So, back in November last year, an accelerator from a Chinese rocket, overthrowing toxic fuel, fell to a village in China and destroyed one building. On April 20 this year, China, when launching the Beidou-3I1Q satellite into geostationary orbit, also leaked a large amount of toxic substances into the atmosphere.
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  1. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 13 May 2020 11: 38
    +3
    First sighting launch smile

    The 18th US Air Force Space Control Squadron, which detects, tracks and identifies all artificial objects in Earth’s orbit, has confirmed the return of the rocket stage to the atmosphere in the southern Atlantic Ocean.

    Since when did New York move to the southern hemisphere? Is this a specific American idea of ​​geography?
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    2. Kristallovich Online Kristallovich
      Kristallovich (Ruslan) 13 May 2020 11: 44
      +2
      So, for clarity ...

      1. 123 Offline 123
        123 (123) 13 May 2020 12: 22
        +2
        Thank you, I am aware that the earth is round. yes You can draw such a trajectory for any rocket. What is the essence of the tragedy? Or do American rockets not fly overhead?
        By the way, judging by this image, fell in the northern hemisphere. The equator does not pass through Mexico.
        1. Kristallovich Online Kristallovich
          Kristallovich (Ruslan) 13 May 2020 12: 27
          0
          This is not the trajectory of the specifically Chinese stage ... This is for clarity ...
          1. 123 Offline 123
            123 (123) 13 May 2020 12: 37
            +4
            This is not bad either. yes Of the three trajectories depicted, one passes over New York, the probability is high that the "hero of the occasion" flew along a similar trajectory, respectively, and the fall zone is approximately the same. Perhaps, of course, it flew differently, in any case, the clarification on the equator, this is not your address. hi
  2. Dear sofa expert. 13 May 2020 12: 12
    +4
    ... this is not the first time that China accidentally drops its "space debris" to Earth ...

    Good idea) The right way, comrades are Chinese! It remains to work with the accuracy of "drop")
    1. Sapsan136 Online Sapsan136
      Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) 13 May 2020 12: 49
      +6
      Here I am about that ... It’s a pity they didn’t drop it and it’s better not to go to New York, but immediately to a military base in Norfolk ...
      1. Rum rum Offline Rum rum
        Rum rum (Rum rum) 13 May 2020 18: 27
        +2
        Eh ... And what's the point? A step without warheads. There will simply be more plush and charred pants.
        Nice of course. But a trifle.
        1. Wanderer039 Offline Wanderer039
          Wanderer039 14 May 2020 21: 09
          +1
          Well, that would be better than nothing ..