According to the U.S., the second stage of a Chinese rocket that launched three spy satellites was destroyed this week above Texas. Naval Institute.
Here’s how the Chang Zheng Long March rocket took off from China in June.
[🔴China’s 21st launch in 2022] At UTC 02:22 June 23, 3 Yaogan(遥感/RemoteSensing)-35-02 satellites were successfully launched by #CZ2D Y64 rocket in Xichang, Sichuan. This is the 424th launch of Long March rocket family. HD: https://t.co/018SGyq48M pic.twitter.com/0kDtkg7hua
— CNSA Watcher (@CNSAWatcher) June 23, 2022
On Wednesday, the four-ton rocket entered the atmosphere at 17,000 mph and then disintegrated. However, it is only now being reported. Although they haven’t yet found any debris from the rocket stage’s rocket stage, they believe the debris field could span miles and be hundreds of miles in length. This could be a danger, as the Chinese have previously had problems with space debris.
A Pentagon spokesperson acknowledged that USNI News had requested information on Thursday, but didn’t immediately respond to queries. Before its entry into the atmosphere, the Department of Defense didn’t issue any statement.
The NORAD tracking data shows that the stage was part of a mission that delivered three military electronics surveillance satellites. These satellites were supposed to collect signals data from the South China Sea. Jonathan McDowell, an astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, told USNI New Thursday.
The rocket lifted off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in central China on June 23, 2009.
China doesn’t want its stage to fall over Texas. The rocket could transport up to 8,000 lbs of cargo. Biden will have another conversation with them. Is this just all cool?
That isn’t looking good, particularly after what happened with their spy balloon trying to surveil the country in February, which got shot down out of the sky after looking at our military installations for a week.