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Remnants of China’s biggest rocket crashes in the Indian Ocean

AsiaRemnants of China's biggest rocket crashes in the Indian Ocean

China’s biggest rocket Long March 5B has landed in the Indian Ocean with the majority of its elements disintegrating upon re-entry into the Earth’s atmosphere.

This report is according to the Chinese state media Global Times saying,  “The remnants of China’s Long March 5B Rocket reentered the earth’s atmosphere at 10:24 am Beijing time, the China Manned Space Engineering Office said on Sunday. Most of the debris from the rocket burned up during re-entry, said the office.”

The US Space Command, however, has said that the pieces of the Rocket re-entered over the Arabian Peninsula in the early hours of Sunday.

Parts of the Long March 5B re-entered the atmosphere at 10:24 a.m. Beijing time (0224 GMT) and landed at a location with the coordinates of longitude 72.47 degrees east and latitude 2.65 degrees north, Chinese state media cited the China Manned Space Engineering Office as saying.


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