Chinese Rocket Segment Re-Enters Earth, Disintegrates Over Indian Ocean

“After monitoring and analysis, at 10:24 (0224 GMT) on May 9, 2021, the last-stage wreckage of the Long March 5B Yao-2 launch vehicle has reentered the atmosphere,” CCTV said.

Chinese Rocket Segment Re-Enters Earth, Disintegrates Over Indian Ocean

“The landing area is at 72.47 east longitude and 2.65 north latitude,” CCTV said (File)



Beijing:

A large segment of a Chinese rocket re-entered the Earth’s atmosphere and disintegrated over the Indian Ocean, state television reported Sunday citing the China Manned Space Engineering Office, following fevered speculation over where the 18-tonne object would come down.

“After monitoring and analysis, at 10:24 (0224 GMT) on May 9, 2021, the last-stage wreckage of the Long March 5B Yao-2 launch vehicle has reentered the atmosphere, and the landing area is at 72.47° east longitude and 2.65° north latitude,” CCTV said, providing coordinates for a point in the Indian Ocean.

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