Gov. Rick Snyder has activated the state's Emergency Operations Center to monitor the re-entry of the Chinese Tiangong-1 space station, which is scheduled to enter the Earth's atmosphere between today and April 2.
The southern part of Michigan is on the way rubble could fall, experts say.
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"While most of the space station's re-emergence goes up in flames, there is concern that debris might land," a press release from Snyder's office said ,
The 8.5-tonne space station could, according to Aerospace Corp. German: www.mjfriendship.de/de/index.php?op…27&Itemid=47 along a strip of the United States from Northern California to Pennsylvania, including the southern lower peninsula of Michigan
While the odds are little that part of the debris will land in Michigan, we are watching the situation and are ready to respond quickly, "said Capt. Chris A. Kelenske, Deputy Director of Emergency Management and Homeland Security. "The state will rely on its existing satellite reentry response and recovery plan with existing response protocols."
Debris could contain hydrazine, which is very toxic and corrosive.
Anyone who suspects that they have encountered rubble from space stations should stay at least 1
Both ESA and the US-funded Aerospace Corporation identify north China, central Italy, northern Spain, and the US Middle East, New Zealand, Tasmania, South America, southern Africa, and northern US states as regions with higher debris probabilities.
Also, with a higher probability than in other regions, the probability that a debris hits someone or something is very unlikely. The interest in the Free Falling Space Station is the fact that scientists and researchers really can not determine when and where they will occur.