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Chinese rocket debris crashes back to Earth, plunging into Indian Ocean – state media



The remnants of China’s largest rocket have plummeted back to Earth, plunging into the Indian ocean near the Maldives, according to Chinese state media, ending days of speculation over where the debris would hit.

 

Most of the debris burned up in the atmosphere, it reported, citing the Chinese Manned Space Engineering office.

 

Parts of the 30-metre core of the Long March 5B rocket re-entered the atmosphere at 10.24am Beijing time (2.24am GMT) and landed at a location with the coordinates of longitude 72.47 degrees east and latitude 2.65 degrees north, state media cited the office as saying.

 

Nasa was critical of China’s lack of transparency over the rocket’s re-entry, saying spacefaring nations had a duty...
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