There are three objects falling from space over Australia, and the authorities remain alert: both would be debris from a mission of SpaceX. The POT he is blunt in his warnings to those involved: don’t touch them!
all three fell between July and August, and were identified by the Australian Space Agency as part of a SpaceX ship. “We continue to engage with our counterparts in the United States, as well as in other parts of the Commonwealth and local authorities, as appropriate,” the agency said.
It’s a statement, The NASA was direct: “If you think you have identified a piece of debris, do not try to manipulate or retrieve them.”
What ship did the debris found in Australia come from? NASA responds
The North American aerospace agency specified that the objects may be part of the trunk of the SpaceX Dragon. The trunk provides electricity and other necessary services to the main capsule during its time in orbit, but it is discarded when the capsule passes through the upper atmosphere on its re-entry to Earth.
Another body that explained what the objects found in Australia were is the United States Federal Aviation Administration.
“The trunk segment usually burns up in the atmosphere over the open ocean, posing minimal risk to public safety. In this case, it probably stayed in orbit for more than a year and some pieces of the backbone hardware survived to reach Earth.”
As quoted by CNN, The Dragon trunk remains found in Australia were likely part of the spacecraft that carried four astronauts to Earth from the International Space Station on May 2, 2021.
astronauts are Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker and Soichi Noguchi, the first three from NASA and the last from JAXA, the Japanese agency.
Watch out for space debris
Space debris is a headache for authorities on Earth. The ESA confirmed this year that the Spanish Air and Space Army it would keep an eye out for debris left in orbit.
China and Russia are constantly accused of irresponsibility in the management of their space debris, but the recent case of SpaceX opens a new edge with private companies.