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Metal balls fall from the sky in Gujarat. Experts say China’s missile debris is likely

Metal balls that fell from sky in Gujarat may belong to a satellite


Four spherical metal balls fell from sky in some villages in Gujarat over The past A few days, which some experts said is likely to be wreck of Chinese missile or fuel tanks of space launch vehicles.

Hollow metal spheres, each of about 1.5 feet in Its diameter is between 12 and 13 May in The villages of Dajipura, Khambulaj and Rampura of Anand District and Bhumil Village of Adjacent to Khedda District, Deputy Musharraf Anand of Police said BD Jadeja.

no one As a result of these things seized by Anand Police.

“Our basic analysis suggested that these metal spheres might belong to a satellite. For further analysis, we decided to consult the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) as well as the Physical Research Laboratory in Ahmedabad,” Mr. Jadeja said.

US-based astronomer Jonathan McDowell in Tweet on May 12 said these metal balls are likely debris of The Chinese Chang Zheng 3B missile, known as the CZ 3B. The debris may have fallen over Gujarat during ‘re-entry’ of The missile said.

On May 12, McDowell tweeted, “The third stage of the Changcheng 3B serial Y86 rocket, which launched the ZX-9B communications satellite. in September 2021, it was re-entered today sometime around 0900-1200 UTC.”

CZ-3B Y86’s final Orbital parameters are somewhat uncertain due to its highly elliptical orbit with Very low perigee (100 km or so) that changes rapidly due to drag. But it seems fair match for back over Gujarat at 1115 UTC on May 12 from which the wreck was found on ground ” added.

Retired ISRO scientist BS Bhatia said that these metal balls may be used fuel tanks in missiles and satellites to store Hydrazine, type of liquid fuel.

Usually, the storage tanks are empty on The missile is programmed to automatically separate and fall on Land after full fuel consumption.

“These big balls might be storage tanks for hydrazine; This is very common Fuel, primarily used to hold satellites in their orbit. This is liquid fuel also used in “Rockets,” Mr. Bhatia said.


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