File photo: The Long March 5B Y2 rocket, carrying the main module of the Chinese space station Tianhe, departed from the Wenchang Space Launch Center in Hainan Province, China on April 29, 2021. (Reuters)
Beijing: A large part of the Chinese rocket re-entered EarthOf the environment And scattered Indian Ocean On Sunday, the Chinese space agency said speculation about where the 18-tonne object would come from.
Officials in Beijing said the Long March was much less dangerous than the free-fall class of the 5B rocket, which launched the first module of China’s new space station into Earth orbit on April 29.
“After monitoring and analyzing, at 10:24 (0224 GMT) on May 9, 2021, the wreckage of the last phase of the Long March 5B Yao-2 launch vehicle changed the atmosphere once again.” China Main Space Engineering Office In a statement, he provided a co-ordinator for a point in the Indian Ocean near the Maldives.
It added that most of the class had merged and was destroyed during re-registration.
Surveillance services Space Track, which uses U.S. military data, also confirmed the re-entry.
He tweeted, “Everyone can relax after re-entering #LongMark5B. The rocket is down.”
The descent of this layer is similar to the predictions of some experts that any debris falls into the sea, provided that 70% of the planet is surrounded by water.
But despite the statistical prospects, the uncontrolled re-entry of such a large item raised fears of potential damage and loss of life.
American and European space officials were among those watching their orbit and trying to determine when and where it could land.
Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said the US military had no plans to shoot him, but suggested that China was negligent in allowing him to fall out of orbit.
Last year, the wreckage of another Long March rocket landed in Ivory Coast villages, causing structural damage but no injuries or deaths.
Harvard-based astronomer Jonathan McDowell tweeted, “Indian Ocean rents are always a possibility.”
“China seems to have won its gamble (unless we get the news of the wreckage in the Maldives.) But it was still reckless.”
McDowell had previously said that China should redesign the Long March 5B to avoid such scenarios.
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