Thanks to the powerful “Elena” telescope of the virtual telescope project, Italian astrophysicist Gianluca Masi took the first photo of a Chinese rocket in free fall on the earth. The crash is expected to occur in the early morning of May 9 (Sunday), but the time is still uncertain. The location of the impact of debris that can rub against the atmosphere has not yet been determined; central and southern Italy may be involved.
This First picture of Center stage of Chinese Rocket Long March 5b (Long March) Landing freely on the earth.It was taken by an Italian scientist, astrophysicist Gianluca Masi, It takes advantage of Virtual telescope project He is the director of science. After launching the first module, the object is 30 meters long, 5 meters wide, and weighs 20 tons. It has been out of control for several days.Tianhe-1“new China Space Station, Is expected to be completed in 2022.
due to”Elena“(PlaneWave 17” + the most important ME + SBIG STL-6303E), based on Cecano, Located in the province of Frosinone.At the moment of capturing the frame you see at the top of the article, the center stage of the rocket is “about 700 kilometers away from our telescope, and the sun is a few degrees below the horizon.” Press release VTS. Due to the rise of the star, the sky is already bright, so it is a real task to be able to center the parts of the rocket, so that it makes a full rotation. Terracotta Warriors In just 90 minutes (travel to 7 kilometers per second). Masi said: “This is another brilliant success, showing the extraordinary function of our robot structure in tracking these objects.”
According to the latest calculations made by scientists, data withschedule The impact on the surface of the earth. According to the latest data, link to information collected by North American Aerospace Defense Command (Norad), This Back to atmosphere It should happen on Sunday, May 9th at 01:13, Italian time, with an uncertainty of +/- 9 hours. However, as time goes by, this window will continue to shrink until scientists have a clearer understanding of when and where the decline. Depending on the inclination of the track, the wreckage will survive.friction With the earth’s atmosphere, they will fall between 41.5° north latitude and 45.1° south latitude.In this broadband, there are several European countries, includingItaly (South Central).
The rocket stage is extremely unlikely to cause damage to people or things, but the danger exists and must not be underestimated.the same Civil defense He has announced “It is impossible to rule out that the possibility that one or more satellite debris may fall on our territory is extremely small.” For more than 30 years, major aerospace agencies have been Cosmic garbage Weighing more than 10 tons, maneuvering Eye socket, Returning to the earth in a controlled manner and finally reaching a specific place, this distant ocean is called “Point nemo“Located in the Pacific Ocean. China apparently did not take this precautionary measure because debris from another Long March 5b rocket crashed into Ivory coast (There is no information about damage to people or things). It is hoped that the rocket will eventually enter the sea without causing any damage, but experts also hope that strict international rules will be introduced as soon as possible to prevent launches from endangering the launch of the missile. Public health.
The virtual telescope project will continue to follow the return of the rocket and will be screened at 4:20 am on May 8 Live broadcast The descent time is less than 24 hours from the estimated collision time.