The mysterious flash in the sky over Kyiv on the evening of April 19 was not the fall of a NASA satellite. This was reported by BBC with reference to the American space agency.
The head of the Kyiv Military Administration, Serhii Popko, reported on the potential connection between the flash and the satellite.
“According to preliminary information, this phenomenon was the result of a Nasa satellite falling to Earth,” he noted.
Instead, the space agency assured that their satellite was in orbit at the time of the incident.
The flash over the sky of the Ukrainian capital began to be reported the day before around 10:00 p.m. At the same time, an air alert was announced in Kyiv and the region. The Ukrainian Air Force suggested that the phenomena may be related to the fall of a meteorite.
Earlier, NASA announced that the 660-pound decommissioned satellite will re-enter Earth’s atmosphere on Wednesday. The RHESSI spacecraft was launched into low Earth orbit in 2002 and decommissioned in 2018. It was used to observe solar flares.