The Chang’e 5-T1 booster, not a Falcon 9 stage, is going to hit the Moon next 4 March

The last month we have been talking about a Falcon 9 rocket upper stage going to hit the Moon; deeper data analysis now suggests that this space debris belongs to the Chang’e 5-T1 mission, launched in 2014.

Chang’e 5-T1 upper stage at its last fly-by with the Earth. 8 Feb. 2022.

Chang’e 5-T1 booster at its last fly-by with the Earth. 8 Feb. 2022.

This important new identification has been reported by Bill. J. Gray, who originally linked the debris to the 2015 Falcon 9m launch. After some insights he received by Jon Giorgini, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), he now suggests this rocket stage belongs to the Chang’e 5-T1 mission launched in Oct. 2014, being its booster. The mission used a Long March 3C/G2 rocket.

Below is a movie.

Chang’8 5-T1 booster: 8 Feb. 2022.

Chang’8 5-T1 booster: 8 Feb. 2022.

The prediction of the impact, of course, remains unchanged.

Further updates will follow.

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