Space junk could land 100km south of H'tota

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Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Modern Technologies yesterday said WT1190F, which is believed to be a part of a spacecraft was expected fall 100km south of Hambantota.

A scientist attached to the Astronomy Section of the Institute told the Daily Mirror that the latest reports had indicated that the object was expected to fall into deep sea.

However, he said the exact spot, which the object would fall, could be determined only in a few days time ahead of its re-entry.

He said it could be harmful only if fell on land.

“The object will start burning once it enters the earth’s atmosphere and burning fragments if fell on land could be hazardous,” he said.

International media reported on Tuesday that the object, which is about three to six feet in diameter may fall on the on the southern tip of the island of Sri Lanka.

There was speculation as to what the object could be and expected to be an asteroid, space junk or a part of a space craft but now the scientists are more bent towards accepting that the object is a man-made object. (Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 11

  • lkboy Thursday, 29 October 2015 10:29 AM

    Will there be tourists coming to watch?

    Sincere Thursday, 29 October 2015 11:10 AM

    This is a foreign conspiracy to make our Hambantota a junk yard, even of the space!

    Jason Thursday, 29 October 2015 11:23 AM

    If this falling close to Hambantota, this could a piece of the satellite the Rajapakses sent from China. Now we know what happened to that satellite at last.

    Treehorse Thursday, 29 October 2015 11:34 AM

    If possible, Trajectory needs to adjusted to fall directly in Medamulla. lol

    mithra Friday, 30 October 2015 08:37 AM

    Have you forgotten that our only space scientist Rohitha Rajapakse launched a satellite project sometime back. These pieces seem to be its beris.

    KOLA KOTIYA Thursday, 29 October 2015 11:56 AM


    Game Man Thursday, 29 October 2015 01:14 PM

    This must be the Satellite MR launched during his term.

    Appu Thursday, 29 October 2015 01:14 PM

    Anyway that area is full of Junks

    citizen Thursday, 29 October 2015 01:35 PM

    Hurray.......we have got space junk yard......................

    star trek Thursday, 29 October 2015 02:14 PM

    Hope it wont fall in medamulana

    Junk Thursday, 29 October 2015 03:24 PM

    Thank God, not on our rice go-down.

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