US Watching Chinese Rocket's Erratic Re-entry: Pentagon
Washington, May 6 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 6th May, 2021 ) :The Pentagon said Wednesday it is following the trajectory of a Chinese rocket expected to make an uncontrolled entry into the atmosphere this weekend, with the risk of crashing down in an inhabited area.
The body of the rocket "is almost intact coming down," Kirby said, adding that its re-entry is expected sometime around Saturday.
After its separation from the space station module, the rocket began to orbit the Earth in an irregular trajectory as it slowly lost altitude, making any predictions about where it will re-enter the atmosphere or fall back to the ground nearly impossible.
Kirby said it is "too soon" to know whether any action, such as destroying the space debris, can be taken if human-occupied regions are threatened.
"We're tracking it. We're following it as closely as we can," he said. "It's just a little too soon right now to know where it's going to go or what, if anything, can be done about that."