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China rocket news: China defends handling of rocket that fell to Earth
leaving only a very small portion that may fall to the ground, which will potentially land on areas away from human activities or in the ocean," Wang Yanan, chief editor of Aerospace Knowledge magazine, was quoted as saying by the newspaper.
For the Chinese rocket body, that would be the equivalent of several tonnes.
" The rocket carried the main section of the Tianhe, or Heavenly Harmony, space station into orbit on April 29.
Krag said it was not possible to predict how much of the rocket would survive re-entry without having design details of the Long March 5b first stage.
— as it falls towards it.
The Long March 5B rocket safely at a point 72.