Space debris entry recorded over Los Angeles, California

Space debris entry recorded over Los Angeles, California

A piece of space junk, possibly parts of Delta II rocket launched back in 1989, entered Earth's atmosphere at around 06:23 UTC on January 30, 2020, and disintegrated over Los Angeles, California. The event lasted up to 20 seconds. It was recorded from Los…

Amazing videos show Chinese rocket disintegrating over Guam and Saipan

Amazing videos show Chinese rocket disintegrating over Guam and Saipan

A Long March 5 rocket carrying a test satellite payload, launched by China at 12:45 UTC on December 27, 2019, produced an amazing night sky show as parts of it disintegrated over Guam and Saipan around 13:25 UTC (23:25 LT) on the same day. Residents of Saipan and…

Space debris re-entry over Florida on July 3, 2019

Space debris re-entry over Florida on July 3, 2019

A Chinese CZ3 rocket body entered Earth's atmosphere around 06:16 UTC (02:16 EDT) on July 3, 2019, creating a spectacular show over Florida, U.S. The event lasted about 30 – 40 seconds. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 23 reports by 17:30 UTC from…

CZ-3B rocket body re-entry recorded over Paraguay

CZ-3B rocket body re-entry recorded over Paraguay

The body of Chinese Long March 3B rocket, also known as CZ-3B, launched December 10, 2017, re-entered Earth's atmosphere around 05:52 UTC on March 10 over Paraguay, creating a spectacular show. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received just one witness report…

Impressive reentry of Russian SL-4 rocket body over Dubai, UAE

Impressive reentry of Russian SL-4 rocket body over Dubai, UAE

An atmospheric reentry of a Russian SL-4 rocket body created a spectacular show over the Middle Eastern countries late Monday, October 16, 2017, witnessed and recorded by numerous people. The event lasted more than 55 seconds and was visible from Iraq, Bahrain, UAE…

Dealing with space debris, preventing chain reaction

Dealing with space debris, preventing chain reaction

During April 18 – 21, experts from around the world will meet at ESA’s European Space Operations Centre, Darmstadt, Germany for the 7th European Conference on Space Debris discussing the extent of the space debris problem and what can be done to ensure that…

Swarm-B on possible collision course with space debris

Swarm-B on possible collision course with space debris

US armed forces’ Joint Space Operations Center (JSpOC) has identified a close approach for ESA's Swarm-B satellite forecast to occur at 23:10 UTC on January 25, 2017. The forecast miss distance is just 361 m (1 184 feet), and this triggers a risk above the…

Massive chunk of space debris slams into Myanmar

Massive chunk of space debris slams into Myanmar

A massive chunk of space debris has fallen from the sky on Thursday, November 10, 2016 and hit a jade mining area in Hpakant, Kachin state, Myanmar. At about the same time, another piece of metal emblazoned with Chinese writing tore through the roof of a nearby…