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Large Chinese rocket booster expected to fall back to Earth today – Spaceflight Now

Large Chinese rocket booster expected to fall back to Earth today – Spaceflight Now

This map shows the ground track of the Long March 5B core stage during the two-hour re-entry window as of Saturday morning. The re-entry and debris footprint could occur anywhere along the track. Credit: Aerospace Corp. The 22-ton core stage of a Chinese rocket is expected to fall back to Earth some time Saturday, the …

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Graphic of the reentry location for China

A 25-ton Chinese rocket booster will crash to Earth today. What’s the risk?

The core stage of a Chinese Long March 5B rocket is set to tumble uncontrollably back to Earth today in a reentry that China is tracking closely and has said poses little risk.  The roughly 25-ton (23 metric tons) rocket stage, which launched on July 24 to deliver the Wentian laboratory cabin module to China’s …

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An uncontrolled Chinese rocket booster will fall to Earth this weekend

An uncontrolled Chinese rocket booster will fall to Earth this weekend

Sometime this weekend, a massive booster from a Chinese rocket will begin an uncontrolled fall back to Earth from space — and because of its considerable size and weight, parts of it may survive the descent through our planet’s atmosphere and hit the ground. The chances of the rocket hitting anyone and killing them are …

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