The main stage of the Chinese rocket will soon sink to Earth

BEIJING – The largest part of the rocket that orbited the main block of China’s first permanent space station is expected to return to Earth at an unknown location early Saturday morning.

Normally, discarded rocket positions are immediately directed to a friction-controlled collapse in the Earth’s atmosphere, but the Chinese rocket division does not.

China’s space agency has not yet said whether the “key position” of the massive Long March 5B rocket will be controlled or create unrestricted descent. Last May, another Chinese rocket crashed uncontrollably from West Africa into the Atlantic Ocean.

Basic details about the rocket’s position and its trajectory are unknown, as the Chinese government has not publicly commented on the return. Holidays were not answered Wednesday for phone calls to China’s National Space Administration.

However, the Global Times newspaper, published by the Communist Party of China, said that the “thin skin” of the platform, the aluminum-alloy exterior, could easily burn into the atmosphere, posing a far-reaching danger to people.

The U.S. Department of Defense expects the rocket level to fall to Earth on Saturday.

The Pentagon said in a statement on Tuesday that it would not comment on the allegations.

White House Press Secretary Jen Zhaki told a conference on Wednesday that the U.S. space command “knows and monitors the location” of the Chinese rocket.

The nonprofit Aerospace Corporation expects debris to hit the Pacific near the equator after passing through East American cities. Its orbit covers part of the planet from New Zealand to Newfoundland.

The Long March 5B rocket orbited the main body of Tianhe or Heavenly Harmony on April 29. China plans to launch 10 more launches into orbit around the space station.

At approximately 30 meters (100-feet) long, it would be one of the largest space debris to fall to Earth.

The 18-ton rocket that crashed last May was the largest debris to fall uncontrollably since the former Soviet space station Saliat 7.

China’s first space station, Tiangang-1, collided in 2016 in the Pacific Ocean. In 2019, the space agency controlled the demolition of its second station, the Tiangong-2, into the atmosphere.

In March, the wreckage of the American aeronautics company SpaceX Aviation Falcon 9 rocket crashed in Washington and on the Oregon coast.

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