A solid chunk of space debris under the code WT1190F, representing a fragment of a spent stage of the rocket, probably one of the American Apollo missions, falls to the Ground. Catastrophe happens on Friday, November 13, near the island of Sri Lanka.
Experts from the European space Agency (ESA) and other space agencies are going to use the fall to Earth of a fragment of spent rocket stages from the mission "Apollo" in the form of a simulation of the asteroid, similar to the Chelyabinsk meteorite, for testing of warning systems and calculation of flight trajectory.
It turns out astrologers for the first time turned out to calculate precisely where and when the collapse the fragment of space debris. To the best knowledge of professionals from ESA, it will happen at approximately 09:20 GMT on 13 November 2015. The fragment, received indexing WT1190F, will crash in 100 km from the coast of the island of Sri Lanka.
"Heavenly body" a few meters long the result speed will not completely burn up in the atmosphere of our planet. Experts expect the small rain of debris on the surface of the Indian ocean.
Even more interesting, this event makes professionals as part of space debris WT1190F was opened 2 years ago, in early February 2013. However, this "artificial satellite" of the Earth was soon lost, and the astrologers decided that he will not return to the vicinity of our planet. Was now, the chip rotates at an extremely eccentric orbit, the far end of which is placed beyond the orbit of the moon. Such astrologers watch had never.
ESA specialists recommend the inhabitants of Sri Lanka not to fish at the drop zone WT1190F, and travelers - do not try to get a photo from the scene, risking their lives. This fragment of spent rocket stages or other large piece of space debris after the fall tries to find and analyze.
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