The remains of China’s Long March 5B rocket re-entered the Earth’s atmosphere on Saturday night. Although most of the debris decomposed in the atmosphere, some debris fell into the Indian Ocean.
Mexico City (process). China’s Manned Space Engineering Office announced that debris from China’s Long March 5B rocket re-entered the Earth’s atmosphere on Saturday night at 72.47 degrees east longitude and 2.65 degrees north latitude.
Chinese media pointed out that the coordinates will be located around the Maldives islands in the Indian Ocean in southern India, and the agency guarantees that most of the remains will disintegrate when they collide with the Earth’s atmosphere.
The rocket is about 100 feet tall and weighs about 22 tons. It put a new Chinese space station into orbit on April 29.
According to CNN, when the fuel runs out, the rocket is in an uncontrolled state in space until the gravity of the earth drags it away.