An Iraqi meteorologist revealed that the “lost” Chinese missile – called “Long March 5B” – passed over Iraq on Tuesday.
Iraqi media reported, according to the observer, Sadiq Attiyah, that the missile was initially sent to a Chinese satellite station since last Thursday and lost its orbit and lost control over it electronically, indicating that the height of the missile fell below 300 km above sea level, indicating that the danger lies in the inability to know The place where it will fall. Read also In an effort to catch up with America and Russia, China launches a spacecraft aboard its largest carrier missile The launch of the first Elon Musk spacecraft … What does it mean and why are it afraid of its safe return?As part of an ambitious space program: China launches the main capsule for its space station
He mentioned that there are two possibilities for it to fall, the first on the ground completely, or the possibility that it will be fragmented by contact with the atmosphere and dispersed.
He pointed out that scientists are afraid of its full descent, which is 27.6 meters in length and 3.35 meters in width, stressing that its current weight of 21 tons on the surface of the earth will be a burning meteorite that hits the atmosphere, and what increases the risk of the matter is that it is not possible to determine the location or date of the fall.
This missile is the largest and most powerful Chinese missile, and according to the authorities responsible for it, it is currently orbiting the Earth once every 90 minutes in low Earth orbit, and some ground radars have detected that it wobbles uncontrollably.
China launched the missile last Thursday carrying the “Tianhe” spacecraft, which is the basic unit of the new Chinese space station, “CSS”.
It is estimated that the missile will fall and crash at an unspecified point, and most likely it will be on May 10 in the area between New Zealand and the US state of New York, without being able to accurately determine the point of its fall. Experts fear the missile will land in a populated area.