Uncontrolled CCP Rocket Debris Crashes into Indian Ocean

As reported on July 30th, officials said Saturday that remnants from an out-of-control Chinese Long March 5B rocket reentered the Earth’s atmosphere over the Indian Ocean around 1 p.m. EST.

The rocket took off from Hainan Island July 24th to deliver a module to China’s space station, but after the successful delivery of the module, the rocket descended uncontrolled back to Earth.

NASA Administrator Bill Nelson said on Twitter Saturday that China did not give out any specifics or details concerning the debris trajectory or ultimate location.

“All spacefaring nations should follow established best practices and do their part to share this type of information in advance to allow reliable predictions of potential debris impact risk, especially for heavy-lift vehicles, like the Long March 5B, which carry a significant risk of loss of life and property,” according to a post from the former senator. “Doing so is critical to the responsible use of space and to ensure the safety of people here on Earth.”

This is the third time in recent years that a Chinese rocket has failed a controlled return. Another Long March 5B rocket fell to Earth uncontrolled in May 2021, eventually landing in the Indian Ocean. According to a 2021 report, the Long March 5B rocket is about 108 feet tall and weighs about 40,000 pounds.

A third Long March 5B rocket crashed back during its reentry in 2020, and a piece of the Chinese space station itself broke apart over the Pacific Ocean in 2018.The report said that while most pieces of space debris burn up upon reentering the atmosphere, large pieces such as the rockets could survive the descent and crash on land.

The CCP fear that the failure of the launch will affect their image while putting the world’s security at their feet.

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