It was reported on Wednesday, That Debris from a Chinese rocket that sent part of a planned space station into orbit last week is likely to fall in international waters, amid concerns it could cause damage on re-entry to Earth.
The US Defence Department said Space Command was tracking the rocket’s location and that re-entry was expected to be around May 8.
The Long March 5B blasted off from Hainan island on April 29 carrying the Tianhe module, which contains what will become living quarters for three crew on a permanent Chinese space station.
Its point of re-entry remains unclear, but according to some sources that the rocket is “out of control” and could cause damage as “Western hype”.
The situation is “not worth panicking about”, it said, citing industry insiders.
“Most of the debris will burn up during re-entry … 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.