The Chinese state media released a statement on Tuesday (Sept. 28) confirming the Shiyan-10 satellite failure, claiming the spacecraft was not functioning as expected and had been lost after a normal flight the day before, SpaceNews reported.
“More than 80 people spotted the fireball, which NASA said was just one of five such meteors reported soaring over the United States that evening. The fiery meteor “skimmed the coast of North Carolina, becoming visible 48 miles [77 kilometers] above the ocean off Camp Lejeune,” at around 7:40 p.m. ET, NASA said.
The brightly-burning meteor followed a northeasterly trajectory “traveling 26 miles [42 km] through Earth’s upper atmosphere” before disintegrating 28 miles (45 km) above Morehead City, North Carolina. “