A lost rocket is going to crash on the Moon. Looking for a responsible owner

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No one is responsible for the rocket that is going to crash on our Moon. It was initially thought to be a SpaceX rocket. Subsequent calculations pointed, with “solid evidence”, to a Chinese rocket. But now the Chinese government has rejected this idea, which leaves in the air what is the real origin of this rocket.

Astronomer Bill Gray was convinced that the rocket aiming to crash on the moon next March was part of the Chang’e 5-T1 mission. An argument supported by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. However, the Chinese authorities reject this position.

The mystery of the ownerless rocket

Despite everything, the rocket continues its course through space and the different calculations do continue to maintain that it will crash into our satelliteunable to escape from the gravitational field after several years of stumbling.

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As explained ReutersWang Wenbin, spokesman for the Chinese foreign minister, answered a question from journalists about whether this rocket belonged to the Chang’e 5-T1 mission and his answer is that “according to China’s monitoring, the Chang’e 5 rocket successfully re-entered the Earth’s atmosphere and was completely destroyed“.

Being ruled out, according to China, the possibility that the mysterious rocket is from the Chang’e 5 mission, although they have not ruled out, according to notes astronomer Jonathan McDowellthat it is a test device from the 2014 Chang’e-5 mission.

The suspected rocket booster has been traveling through space for almost a decade, but only now that it is about to collide with the Moon has it caught the attention of astronomers. We are facing one more example of space debris that floats beyond the Earth’s atmosphere, but for which no one is responsible.

The impact of the rocket can hardly cause much trouble, but it has served to talk again about space debris and who should be held legally responsible for it.

“China follows international law for the development of space affairs and will safeguard the long-term development of outer space activities and carry out more extensive consultations with relevant parties,” the Chinese spokesman said. That is to say, from China they protect that they have no obligation to track that object, although they open the door to discuss the matter. We will continue to monitor the fate of this object and what is known about its origin.

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No one is responsible for the rocket that is going to crash on our Moon. It was initially thought to…

No one is responsible for the rocket that is going to crash on our Moon. It was initially thought to…

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