China: Rocket unlikely to cause any damage


AA | Friday, May 07, 2021 – 18:04 | Last Updated: 07 05 2021 – 18:04

The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported that the rocket that carried the core module of the Chinese Space Station into space and then got out of control would burst as soon as it enters the earth’s atmosphere, and it is unlikely to cause any damage.

Ministry Spokesperson Wang Vınbin made statements about the rocket at a regular press conference in Beijing, a week after the rocket was launched into space and out of control.

“As far as we can understand from the design of the technologies the rocket has, most of the parts will burn and break down when they enter the atmosphere. Aviation activities and the probability of causing any damage to the ground are also very low.” Using the statement, Vang stated that the relevant department will make a statement about the situation later.

On the other hand, the BBC’s report noted that after the rocket is out of control, parts of the rocket that are resistant to high temperatures caused by friction in the atmosphere may fall to the world.

In the news that the contact of these parts to the earth is expected to occur in the morning hours of May 9, it is stated that the rocket will fall somewhere between latitudes of 41.5 degrees North and 41.5 degrees South, although it is not known exactly where the rocket will land.

These latitudes cover from east to west, Australia, South Asian countries, central and southern regions of China, the Arabian Peninsula, the African continent, the vast majority of Turkey, the vast majority of South America and a part of North America.

Long March 5B was launched into space on April 29

The Long March-5B rocket was launched into space on April 29 to carry the first piece of the Chinese Space Station and its core module Tienhi (Celestial Harmony) into space.

After the launch, the Tianhi module left the rocket and entered its planned orbit.

The main body of the rocket also had to land at a pre-planned point on Earth.