Large Chinese Rocket Booster Set to Crash to Earth This Weekend

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Message 2075137 - Posted: 6 May 2021, 23:12:47 UTC
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The Rocket that boosted the core of China's new space station 'Tianhe' to orbit on April 29th is set to reenter the atmosphere and crash to Earth on Saturday or Sunday. The large 'Long March 5 B' rocket booster is reported to be tumbling in space as it orbits just 100 miles overhead. There is apparently no ability to control when or where the booster will fall.

Please find a link, below, to an article with further information:

https://skyandtelescope.org/astronomy-blogs/astronomy-space-david-dickinson/tianhe-booster-to-reenter-this-weekend/
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Message 2075307 - Posted: 8 May 2021, 18:02:39 UTC - in response to Message 2075137.  

The Rocket that boosted the core of China's new space station 'Tianhe' to orbit on April 29th is set to reenter the atmosphere and crash to Earth on Saturday or Sunday. The large 'Long March 5 B' rocket booster is reported to be tumbling in space as it orbits just 100 miles overhead. There is apparently no ability to control when or where the booster will fall.

Please find a link, below, to an article with further information:

https://skyandtelescope.org/astronomy-blogs/astronomy-space-david-dickinson/tianhe-booster-to-reenter-this-weekend/

Follow it live here: Chinese Rocket to Crash Into Earth | Real-time Tracker
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Message 2075365 - Posted: 9 May 2021, 4:32:04 UTC

Well it finally crashed into the Indian Ocean near the Maldives.

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Message 2075394 - Posted: 9 May 2021, 16:55:30 UTC - in response to Message 2075365.  

Well... That was a close call on the Maldives:


Chinese rocket debris crashes into Indian Ocean - state media


China was 'lucky' with that one...

Who's next for a 'game' of lobbing 'the hand grenade' over your neighbor's wall?...


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