The mysterious object that is presumed space debris and designated WT1190F has returned to Earth. As predicted, it reentered off the coast of India and Sri Lanka early today. There is no word of debris reaching the surface. A team of observers from NASA, ESA, and the UAE Space Agency flew out over the Indian Ocean to observe the reentry and were able to capture footage:
This footage and other data collected during the flight will be used to validate and adjust reentry prediction models. It’s rare to observe a reentry of something with such a high orbit, so this was a very valuable opportunity.