Debris of Chinese missile expected early Sunday morning

Debris of China‘s largest missile recently launched is expected to plunge Dutch time into Earth early Sunday morning from European and American observers. EU Space Surveillance and Tracking (EU SST) calculated 04.11 hours, with a margin of three hours earlier or later.

Aerospace Corporation’s Center for Orbital Rentry and Debris Studies (CORDS) has updated its prediction for the time of return to 5:30 a.m. Sunday morning. CORDS has a clearance of four hours before or after.

EU SST expects that the risk of impact of residues in populated areas is โ€œlowโ€. The organization emphasizes that the uncontrolled nature of the object makes predictions uncertain.

The Chinese themselves argue that most of the debris from the launcher will burn upon return to the atmosphere and that it is highly unlikely to cause any damage. The Lange Mars 5B missile brought part of a Chinese space station into space.