Part of a Chinese missile is currently said to be flying uncontrolled through space.

Space experts say it is likely to crash somewhere on Earth soon,

The Guardian

reports

Tuesday.

China launched the first part of its new space station at the end of April.

The missile with the so-called Tianhe module took off from the South China island province of Hainan.

The module is the first part of the new space station to be set up.

It seems that the core of the rocket is now flying uncontrolled through space.

For example, she would have lost about 80 kilometers in height in recent days.

Meanwhile, the rocket orbits at a speed of 27,600 kilometers per hour around the earth every 90 minutes, at an altitude of approximately 300 kilometers.

Because it flies so fast, it is impossible to predict where the missile will crash.

However, according to experts, there is a good chance that this will be in the sea, because the Earth's surface consists of about 71 percent of ocean water.

They expect the missile to crash around May 10.

It has also gone wrong before.

"The last time a similar rocket was launched in China, it ended with large long metal rods flying through the air and damaging several buildings in Ivory Coast," space explorer Jonathan McDowell told

The Guardian

.

Although most of the pieces had been burned by the atmosphere at the time, huge pieces of metal also hit the ground, he said.

"We were very lucky that no one was injured then," said McDowell.