Rocket debris found on Australian farmland came from SpaceX mission, agency confirms world news
Experts have confirmed that the wreckage found in New South Wales came from a ship built by Elon Musk’s company SpaceX.
People have also been warned by Australian officials “not to try” to deal with any other debris that may have come from the vehicle, as it is predicted more items “may yet be found”.
Two farmers discovered what appeared to be space equipment strewn about their sheep pen.
The Australian Space Agency (ASA) confirmed that the debris in the Snowy Mountains from a SpaceX Mission after conducting an investigation, ABC reported.
Two pieces have been analyzed, while experts also know a third object has been found in the region.
ASA said it has “confirmed that the debris came from a SpaceX mission and is continuing to work with our colleagues in the US,” along with other agencies “as appropriate.”
A spokesperson added: “The agency operates under the Australian Government’s Debris Reentry Plan, which outlines the roles and responsibilities of key Australian government agencies and committees in supporting the response to debris reentry .
“If the community discovers additional suspected debris, they should not attempt to deal with or recover it.”
People have been instructed to contact a SpaceX debris hotline or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
dr Brad Tucker, an astrophysicist at the Australian National University, told Sky News ahead of the ASA’s confirmation, as he did believed the debris came from a SpaceX capsule.
“After inspection, you can see scorching patterns,” said Dr. Tucker, adding that the object’s “composition is consistent with that of space equipment.”