On the night of April 19, 2023, Ukrainians discovered a large, bright object falling from the sky, causing an air defense alarm in the capital Kiev and the east of the country.
Image of a shiny object falling on kyiv.
Image of a shiny object falling on kyiv. (image cut from the clip).
The Ukrainska Pravda newspaper cited a preliminary report from the command of the Ukrainian Air Force and the military administration of the city of Kiev, according to which the bright object was a satellite of the American Aerospace Agency (NASA) .
Mr. Serhiy Popko, head of the military administration of the city of kyiv, announced: “On April 19, around 10 p.m., the bright light of an aerial object appeared in the sky over kyiv. Preliminary reports show that it is a NASA satellite falling to Earth.”
Popko added that local authorities issued an airstrike warning in eastern Ukraine and the city of Kiev to prevent casualties from falling debris, but did not deploy airstrike forces. air defense in Kiev.
Previously Space. com reports that a malfunctioning NASA satellite will crash into Earth on April 19-20. Satellite RHESSI NASA has been on a mission to explore the Sun since 2002 and ceased its activities in 2018. This satellite is expected to return to the Earth’s atmosphere on the morning of April 20. RHESSI weighs only 270 kg. Most of the satellites will burn up during the fall.
However, the non-profit space education project Alpha Centauri in Ukraine confirmed that the object was not NASA’s RHESSI satellite. Because the expected descending orbit of the satellite is very far from this country.
Instead, Alpha Centauri thinks the flying object is a meteorite in space.
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On the night of April 19, 2023, Ukrainians discovered a large bright object falling from the sky, causing an air defense alarm in the capital Kiev and the east of the country…