There is a heavy, giant out of control Chinese rocket sprinting towards earth and no one knows where it is going to land. NASA says you can go to space-track.org to know where and when it will hit earth. it is traveling at 18,000 MPH. May God help us all. Amen! the terminal velocity of a 21 ton object is around 108m/s or estimated weight from the burn off at entry the debris will only be falling at terminal velocity when it impacts, not the on-orbit speed.
I find it hard to believe that the speed will only be 242 MPH There are just way too many factors to determine that. Is it tumbling or falling like a bullet? How much drag. How much will burn up during entry, etc. Terminal Velocity cannot be determined until many factors are known.
The European Space Agency has predicted a “risk zone” that encompasses “any portion of Earth’s surface between about 41.5N and 41.5S latitude” — which includes virtually all of the Americas south of New York, all of Africa and Australia, parts of Asia south of Japan and Europe’s Spain, Portugal, Italy and Greece. It pinpointed an area near the north island of New Zealand as a possible re-entry point but said it could happen anywhere across large parts of the planet.
There is a tiny chance that the debris from a Chinese rocket could hit Abuja this Saturday to Sunday
Citing experts and officials, NBC, an American news platform, said a piece of a rocket launched by China in late April is expected to re-enter earth’s atmosphere between late Saturday and early Sunday. “It’s 10-stories tall and twice as heavy as a school bus, and it’s set to crash back to Earth this weekend — but no one is quite sure where or when.”
“The 98-foot-long, 20-ton section of China’s Long March 5B rocket is tumbling through space in an uncontrolled orbit at 18,000 miles per hour after blasting off last month carrying part of the country’s new space station., according to experts and officials,” NBC said Beijing, capital of China, the American cities of New York and Los Angeles, Madrid in Spain, and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil were listed as other places where the rocket could land.