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China’s rocket fell uncontrollably on Earth, Long March 5B, such an incident happened 30 years ago

China sent Long March 5B Rocket to its Space Station, which returned to Earth after a technical glitch. However, it lost control during this time and its Debris fell into the Atlantic Ocean.

A Chinese test rocket launched with the intention of transporting cargo to its space station returned to Earth after a technical glitch. However, a big accident survived – when the large part of this rocket fell uncontrollably into the Earth’s atmosphere. The 30 March long and 5-meter wide section of the Long March 5B was about 20 metric tons. It is believed that it was the largest object to return uncontrolled to the Earth’s atmosphere in the last 30 years. Earlier, in 1991, a 39-ton Soviet Union space station Salyut fell just like this.

According to the US Space Force’s 18th Space Control Squadron, this part hit the Atlantic Ocean off the west coast of Africa on Monday. However, as it came down, most of its parts caught fire and only a few pieces could return to the ground. China launched it on 5 May. It was designed to launch modules up to China’s space station.

Debris dropped in the atlantic

According to Aerospace Corp, space agencies such as NASA guide the re-entry of objects into the atmosphere to prevent them from popping in populated areas. However, a delay of one minute can make a difference of around 300 miles. In this case, too, the luck was that the debris reaching the land also fell into the Atlantic.

Space station intended by 2022

China had reported in March this year that it would launch the experimental spacecraft without a crew to bring astronauts to the space station in the future. China wants to build a multi-module space station by 2022. Earlier, China launched an experimental space station that crashed.

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