In India, a large metal circle and a small ball fell to the ground. The National Organization for Space Research suspects that it may be the debris of a Chinese rocket. The Celestial Empire remains silent on this occasion.
India explored space debris
On April 2, two objects that can be attributed to space debris fell into rural areas in western India. One of them is a metal circle with a diameter of two to three meters. Its weight is about 40 kilograms. The second object is a ball with a diameter of about half a meter.
On April 15, two scientists from the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) arrived in the village near which the objects fell. Experts examined the objects and questioned the locals. According to them, in the evening a disk flashed in the sky and incomprehensible heavy parts fell to the ground. The villagers hid in their homes, fearing an explosion.
Experts came to the conclusion that they are dealing with the details of the third stage of the Chinese Chang Zheng rocket. They even named a possible launch to which the objects found are related. They are talking about the Chang Zheng 3B carrier with the serial number Y77, which flew into space in February 2021.
Chinese Rocket Scandal
The Chinese have not yet confirmed that the fragments found in India belong to their rocket. In particular, they do not report that something could have happened to any of their rockets, that its third stage could fall on India in this way.
If the Chinese origin of the circle and cylinder is confirmed, then this can cause a serious scandal. The fact is that less than a year ago, the debris of a Celestial rocket was already falling on India. On May 30, 2021, the 30-meter section of the Chang Zheng 5B rocket reached the ocean surface near the coast of the country.
Also in the autumn of 2021, ISRO managed to prevent the collision of its Chandrayaan-2 probe with an American spacecraft in orbit of the Moon.
According to spacenews.com