China avoids the risk of damage caused by a falling rocket; CSS teacher says Northland can ‘breathe easy’
BEIJING (AP) – China says the top stage of its Long March 5B carrier rocket that launched its space station’s base module will mostly burn on re-entry, posing little threat to people and property on Earth.
A spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry said Chinese authorities would release information about the rocket’s re-entry, scheduled for the weekend, “in due course.” “Which has a very low probability of harming air and ground activities”.
The Chinese space agency has yet to say whether the main stage of the massive Long March 5B rocket is under control or whether it will make an uncontrollable descent.
According to local professor Evan Tyler, we can breathe easy here in the north of the country.
“The region in which its orbit is limited to the extent that it could land south or north and we are outside of that area, so it is quite impossible for the rocket to land anywhere near here, ”Tyler said.
Space experts say the threat of any damage is very low.
They also say that it is not uncommon for objects to fall from space.
This rocket is simply exceptionally large.