The defense asserts that the fireball that flew over eastern Spain was a meteoroid

The Space Operation and Surveillance Center (COVE) points out that the object that flew over the east of the peninsula on Friday night and was initially thought to be a ballistic missile It was a meteoroid, a meteorite that grazed the atmosphere without actually entering it.

This was reported by COVE officials to Defense Secretary Margarita Robles on Monday. during his visit to the center’s facilities at the air base from Torrejón de Ardoz (Madrid).

General Isaac Manuel Crespo, head of the air command on which the COVE depends, has assured that the person who reported that it could be a ballistic missile was a person working at the Higher Center for Scientific Research (CSIC ) is working He did it in a private capacity and not on behalf of the organization itself.

As for the information provided by the German Air Force, which declared this Sunday that the object that flew over the Spanish sky was a Starlink satellite owned by billionaire Elon Musk, the general has also ruled it out.

He also pointed out that the meteoroid It wasn’t on the list of objects that could pose a danger due to the possibility of it reaching the closest orbit to Earth.

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