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Debris From Uncontrolled Chinese Rocket Falls Over Southeast Asian Seas

Debris From Uncontrolled Chinese Rocket Falls Over Southeast Asian Seas

Debris from a large Chinese rocket re-entered Earth’s atmosphere over the Indian Ocean at 12:45 p.m. Eastern time, according to the U.S. Space Command. In an update posted on the social networking site Weibo, the Chinese Manned Space Agency said most of the debris had burned up on re-entry over the Sulu Sea, a body …

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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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A 22-ton Chinese rocket is falling back to Earth. Where will it land?

A 22-ton Chinese rocket is falling back to Earth. Where will it land?

When you’re asked, “What’s up?” this weekend, here’s your answer: the Long March 5B, a roughly 44,000-pound rocket body that’s spiraling toward Earth. But scientists are unsure when and where this debris — from China’s launch this past Sunday of its Wentian space-station module — will land. The Aerospace Corporation did release its latest predicted …

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A Chinese Long March 5B rocket launches the Wentian module of China

When and where will Chinese rocket debris fall to Earth this weekend?

A big Chinese rocket body will likely crash back to Earth tomorrow (July 30), but nobody knows exactly when or where. The 25-ton (22.5 metric tons) core stage of a Long March 5B rocket will reenter Earth’s atmosphere tomorrow at 2:05 p.m. EDT (1805 GMT), plus or minus five hours, according to the latest forecast …

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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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