We will be keeping a close eye on the uncontrolled re-entry debris from a Chinese rocket that is expected to fall back to Earth in an uncontrolled re-entry this weekend using Aerospace Corporation and Space-track satellite modelling. The main segment from the Long March-5b vehicle was used to launch the first module of China's new space station last month.
At 18 tonnes it is one of the largest items in decades to have an undirected dive into the atmosphere. Various space debris modelling experts are pointing to late Saturday or early Sunday (GMT) as the likely moment of re-entry. However, such projections are always highly uncertain.
Usually, debris would be over an ocean - potentially in the furthest place from land in the South Pacific, between Australia, New Zealand and South America. Whilst the area that the Isles themselves is outside the predicted land zone; the Primary consul in-exile is based in Canberra, Australia, which is within the current potential land site.
The image below shows the possible crash sites along the yellow and blue lines. Current predictions show it occurring in the Pacific. Further updates will be posted.