Director of the Nuclear Information Project for the Federation of American Scientists Hans Kristensen has shared information about a meteor that burst just dozens of kilometers above the US Thule Air Base in Greenland that is designed to warn of potential missile attacks.
Meteor explodes with 2.1 kilotons force 43 km above missile early warning radar at Thule Air Base. https://t.co/qGvhRDXyfK— Hans Kristensen (@nukestrat) 1 августа 2018 г.
We’re still here, so they correctly concluded it was not a Russian first strike. There are nearly 2,000 nukes on alert, ready to launch. pic.twitter.com/q01oJfRUp4
The original message about the explosion that Kristensen re-tweeted was posted by a user who described himself as a "space explorer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory."
The NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory also provided a report about an object traveling at 24.4 kilometers per second that ended its space journey in this point.
However, according to Business Insider, neither the 12th Space Warning Squadron based at Thule, the 21st Space Wing, nor the Wing's 821st Air Base Group from the missile warning Thule Air Base, which is intended to provide space surveillance and satellite command, reported publicly on the incident.